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Classical Music Library is a fully searchable classical music resource and a comprehensive database of distinguished classical recordings. It includes tens of thousands of licensed recordings that users can listen to over the Internet. From Medieval to contemporary, choral to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde.
American Song is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past.The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Also included are songs about Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, and more.
African American Song is the first online resource to document the history of African American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains a diverse range of genres such as jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives, among others.
Smithsonian Global Sound is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. It includes an extraordinary array of more than 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds that you can listen to on the Internet.
Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database contains important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
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