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MU221 Cuban Music: Find Recordings/videos

Study Guide for Cuban Music class

Hot Tips!

Just looking for a sound recording or video (DVD, etc)?

  • Select AUDIO/VIDEO from the drop down box for searching.

Use an AUTHOR search to find sound/video recordings of composers and performers.

  • REMEMBER! You must use Last Name, First Name when conducting an AUTHOR search!

You'll also find some CDs and DVDs using the following SUBJECT searches (your results page will often present you with additional SUBJECT searches!); you can link to recorded materials:

  • Dance Music--Cuba
  • Dance Music -- Cuba -- History and Criticism
  • Folk Music --  Cuba
  • Popular Music -- Cuba





Music 24/7! Streamed Audio...

The Music Library provides streamed audio, available 24/7:

Streamed audio databases, purchased by the college, are available for all CC users on- and off-campus. These include American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound.

  • Search all of these databases at once through Music Online.
  • Try a search on "Cuban music."
  • Check under BROWSE on the left-hand side to see how you can limit your search in various ways!

Also, check out  the Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM).  This includes music of all the Americas, not just the United States.

Finding Recordings/Videos: Tiger, Prospector and WorldCat


You have access to recordings  from three sources -- TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat:

  • TIGER includes all of the recordings owned by campus libraries
  • Prospector gives you access to media in 22 regional libraries
  • WorldCat lists library holdings nationwide

Delivery Times

  • Prospector: 3-5 business days
  • WorldCat (Interlibrary Loan): 5-10 business days

Search Tips

When searching TIGER, Prospector, and WorldCat, try to

  • Use broad keywords from your class reading to begin your search.
  • Refine your searches by adding keywords.
  • Click on the subject headings of interesting sound/video recordings to find similar materials and more search terms.
  • Try the Library of Congress Authorities and Vocabularies thesaurus to find variations of keywords and subject headings.

Think Broadly. Remember to think broadly when searching for books - that is, to realize that your specific topic will probably be treated in books that cover a broader subject.

Once you find a book relevant to your topic, use the subject headings to help you find more.

Search Examples (limited to Audio/Video drop down box):

Music Librarian

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The fastest way to reach me is via the "Email Me" link above. You may also reach me at 389-6126, or 389-6560

Internet Sources

A source for many types of music.  You can search by various musics (INT'L, in this case) and search by specific form/genre under LATIN AMERICA. You'll find information about recordings and artists.

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