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World Music Guide: Eastern Africa

Eastern Africa Map

Eastern Africa MapSomaliaSeychellesMauritiusRéunionKenya*Ethiopia*Tanzania*UgandaRwandaBurundiSudan*Madagascar

The ASU Music Library has a good selection of materials about the music of eastern Africa. Try a subject search on "music africa east" for CDs. For some countries (marked * and in green on the map), we have enough materials for a more in-depth study. Other listed countries (yellow on the map) have at least one recording or text.

General Sources:

The best general reference book on African music is Africa , volume one from the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (Music Reference ML 100 .G16 1998 v.1). Pages 597-648 deal specifically with the music of eastern Africa. A CD is included with the volume.

Burundi

*Ethiopia

Kenya

  • Search the WNCLN catalog for books and recordings: "music kenya"
  • Read about the music of Kenya in the New Grove II online
  • See also the article entitled "Music in Kenya" by Paul N. Kavyu in the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music , v. 1 pp. 622-632 (Music Reference ML 100 .G16 1998).

*Madagascar

  • Search the WNCLN catalog for books and recordings: "music madagascar"
  • Read about the music of Madagascar in the New Grove II online
  • See also the article entitled "Performance in Madagascar" by Mireille Rakotomalala in the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music , v. 1 pp. 781-792 (Music Reference ML 100 .G16 1998). Note that Madagascar is considered to be in southern Africa in the Garland . . .

Mauritius

Réunion

  • Search the WNCLN catalog for books and recordings: "music reunion"

Rwanda

Seychelles

Somalia

Sudan

*Tanzania

  • Search the WNCLN catalog for books and recordings: "music tanzania" or "folk music tanzania"
  • Read about the music of Tanzania in the New Grove II online
  • See also the article entitled "Music in Tanzania" by Stephen H. Martin in the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music , v. 1 pp. 633-647 (Music Reference ML 100 .G16 1998).

*Uganda

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