Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids
Bibliographies and Discographies of African Music
Compiled by: Archive of Folk Culture staff
Publication Date: June 9, 1975
African Music. Journal of the African Music Society (Roodepoort,
Transvaal, South Africa, 1948- ). Includes book and record reviews
Gaskin, L. J. P.
A Select Bibliography of Music in Africa. London: International
African Institute, African Bibliography Series B, 1965.
Hickerson, Joseph C., et. al.
"Current Bibliography and Discography." Section of
Ethnomusicology: Journal of the Society
of Ethnomusicology (Middletown,
Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1955-).
Ethnomusicology: A Study of Its Nature,
Its Problems, Methods and Representative Personalities to Which
is Added a Bibliography.
The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1959. Supplement. 1960. Reprinted
Merriam, Alan P.
African Music on LP: An Annotated Discography. Northwestern University
Press, Evanston, Illinois, 1970.
"An Annotated Bibliography of African and African-derived
Music Since 1936." Africda [London], volume 21, number 4,
October 1959, pp. 319-329.
Thieme, Darius L.
African Music: A Briefly Annotated Bibliography. Washington,
D.C.: Library of Congress, Music Division, 1964. Available
from the Supertintendant of Documents, U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C.
Varley, Douglas H.
African Native Music: An Annotated Bibliography. London:
The Royal Empire Society, 1936. Reprint edition, Folkestone and
London: Dawsons, 1970.