Smithsonian Global Sound (Music Online)


The latest release of Smithsonian Global Sound (2022) includes 3,112 albums, equalling 45,176 tracks.

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. Genres include; African American, American Folk, American Indian, Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, Caribbean, Chamber, Children's Songs, Contemporary, Contemporary classica, Dance, Drama, Hip-hop, Humor, Indian Classical, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin, Opera/Operetta, Orchestral, Rock, Sacred, Spoken Word and Sounds, Stage and Screen, Traditional, Vocal and Choral, and World.


Access is restricted to ASU students, faculty, and staff.

Number of simultaneous users: unlimited.

Eresource type: 
Images, Music and Video
Africana Studies–Also Useful
Anthropology–Also Useful
Appalachian Studies–Also Useful
Global Studies–Also Useful
Music–Also Useful
Native American Studies–Also Useful
Theatre and Dance–Also Useful
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