“Where can I find detailed information on Afro-Peruvian music?”
World music has become increasingly popular on many music courses. Until recently, finding detailed information has largely been a matter of trawling through other people’s dissertations, and even then probably having no idea what it looks or sounds like.
The Garland Encycopledia of World Music is a comprehensive online resource devoted to music research from all over the world.
Each volume contains an overview of the region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances.
Along with the articles, there are detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instruments, and descriptions of the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies, plus thousands of music examples to listen to.
*A choreographed musical spectacle performed in the streets of Lima during carnival