Delve into the cultural study of music and explore the rise of Ethnomusicology as a discipline
Assets from this essential collection featuring content from the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and University of Washington features content from across the globe.
This diverse and comprehensive resource features thousands of audio field recordings and interviews, educational recordings, film footage, field notebooks, slides, correspondence and ephemera from over 60 fields of study, including sites in West Africa, North America, South East Asia and more.
On this site we feature a selection of material from Jean Borgatti's field studies in Edo State, Nigeria, in the 1970s. For further details about Jean Borgatti's research click here.
Produced in collaboration with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive
The content within this collection, including assets from the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, a world centre for the study of Ethnomusicology, gives access to the cultural and social lives of the source communities represented within the recordings by providing users a unique insight into the musical traditions of these communities. This collection therefore allows for the study of cultural identity, social norms, religion and ritual, gender roles, as well as many other themes.