Music in Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal & Spain
Oxford Music Online (OMO) is the access-point for Oxford music reference subscriptions and products, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music. With OMO patrons can cross-search Grove and Oxford reference content in one location. Articles from specialist dictionaries such as The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd ed., are available via OMO.
This comprehensive online resource is devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. Each volume contains an overview of a geographic region, a survey of its musical heritage, and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instruments, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study. Contains the full text of the 10 volume print encyclopedia (originally published in 1997).
The Classical music reference library brings together reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music. Included are the reference titles Baker's dictionary of music, Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians, Baker's student encyclopedia of music and Women composers: music through the ages. Provides coverage of all classical genres, from the Medieval period to the 21st century.
"Bibliography," by John Druesedow. In Latin America and the Caribbean: A Critical Guide to Research Sources [Print]
Volume edited by Paula H. Covington. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992.
Bibliography of major sources on Latin American music.
Director y coordinador general, Emilio Casares Rodicio. Madrid: Sociedad General de Autores y Editores, c1999-2002. 10 vols.
Diccionario del tango [Print]
Coordinado por Zona de Obras. Madrid : Sociedad General de Autores y Editores, 2001
Edited by Daniel Balderston, Mike Gonzalez and Ana M. López. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
By Frank M. Figueroa. Petersburg, FL: Pillar Publications, c1994.
Music History and Criticism
Tip: Explore and Identify works on criticism and music history by using these Subjects in CLIO:
Music > Latin America > History and criticism.
Music > Spain > History and criticism.
Music > Caribbean Area > History and criticism.
Popular music > Latin America > History and criticism.
Popular music > Brazil > History and criticism.
Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009. Rev. Ed.
Alejo Carpentier. México, D.F. : Siglo Veintiuno, 1987. 3 volumes.
Vasco Mariz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil : Editora Nova Fronteira, c2000.
João de Freitas Branco ; organização, fixação de texto, prefácio e notas de João Maria de Freitas Branco. 4a. ed. Mem Martins : Publicações Êuropa América, 2005.
Madrid : FCE, c2009-. Music & Arts Library ML315 .H57 2009
Edited by Malena Kuss. Austin : University of Texas Press, c2004-.
Notes: Ask at Music circ desk for accompanying CDs.
Mark Brill. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall/Pearson, c2011.
A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Identify and request materials not in CLIO or BorrowDirect.
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An exhaustive breakdown of the LC call numbers for Latin American Studies.
Knowing the right Library of Congress Subject Heading can greatly improve your results. Here are some possible headings to help you improve, expand or narrow or search. To use them, do a "Subject" search in CLIO or WorldCat. To identify others, begin with a keyword search and look at the Subjects listed in the catalog records of your search results.
General Subject Headings
Music > Latin America.
Folk music > Caribbean Area.
Music > Portugal.
Popular music > Spain.
Musicians > Mexico.
Dance music > Latin America.
Hip-hop > Colombia
Indians of South America > Music.
Indians of Mexico > Music.
Popular instrumental music > Brazil.
Jazz > Cuba.
Rock music > Spain
Rock musicians > Argentina
Vocal music (Additional limit suggestion: by language)
Covers Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the US-Mexico border, and Hispanics in the US. Index to citations from over 500 Latin American studies journals with links to full-text articles. Coverage: 1970 to the present.
HLAS Online (Coverage: 1936 - present)
HLAS Web (Coverage: 1990 - present)
An annotated, authoritative bibliography on Latin America since 1936, The Handbook of Latin American Studies is edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. It covers books and published reports in addition to journal articles. The tables of contents from print volume 50 (1990) to the present may be browsed.
Contains more than half a million indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to the present, covering the scholarly to the popular.
Extensive collection of bibliographic records and abstracts focused on music reference and other music related fields. Offers international coverage of books, bibliographies, conference proceedings, catalogs, discographies, dissertations, ethnographic recordings, Festschriften, films, iconographies, and videos. Covers 1967 to present.
Select Music Journals
Search journal titles in CLIO for links to online versions and print holdings.
Latin Beat Magazine [Online]
Revista Musical Chilena [Online]
Additional Spanish-language Music Journals and Magazines
Additional Portuguese-language Music Journals and Magazines
Music > Latin America > Periodicals.
(Replace "Latin America" with specific country of interest to identify additional titles.)
Hispanic Americans > Music > Periodicals.
Streaming Music (Databases)
"Contemporary world music will contain 50,000 tracks that delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku and more. This database is a complementary database to Smithsonian global sound for libraries - it includes a blend of contemporary and traditional world music recordings from many labels throughout the world"
Includes published recordings of the Smithsonian Folkways Recording label, along with other detailed information.
Collection of audio music containing the Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo cataloges; includes classical music, historical recordings, jazz, world and folk music, along with textual notes on the works being played and biographical information on composers or artists.
The Classical music library includes around 15,000 recordings, along with program notes, composer biographies, and images cross-referenced to the recordings. Includes Latin American composers and performers.
The Zarzuela Collection, consisting of almost five hundred different zarzuelas (libretti, scores, and separate instrumental parts) was given in 1986 to Columbia University by the Hispanic Institute, founded in 1916 as the Instituto de las Espanas en los Estados Unidos. The Collection represents the largest known collection of zarzuela in the United States.