The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
The World's Music: General Perspectives and Reference Tools
Edited by Ruth M. Stone
Published March 1st 2002 by Routledge – 800 pages
The final volume of the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music includes first-person fieldwork case studies from different regions of the world, a general index to the entire series as well as all the bibliographies, discographies and videographies from the nine regional volumes. It is an essential reference for the field-one that students, teachers, and scholars will consult regularly.
"This unique and thoroughly researched resource provides a dynamic and in depth perspective on world music… It strikes a balance between wonderful illustrations and comprehensive, scholarly entries. Each regional volume includes a CD sampler of that region's music. This source will have wide appeal to both the novice and expert." -- Dartmouth Medal