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World Music

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Music Around the World: a Global Encyclopedia

Online encyclopedia with entries on topics ranging from non-Western instruments to distinctive rhythms of music from various countries, this one-stop resource on global music also promotes appreciation of other countries and cultural groups. 

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Print encyclopedia located at the Harrisburg and Lancaster locations.
Classic title for the field of World Music

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