Western Libraries

Indigenous Collection Highlights

Music Recordings

Music Research

Dance

Finding More

To find more resources on Indigenous peoples and music, click on the sample searches below:

Sample searches:

For music recordings focused on North American indigenous peoples:

("First nation*" or aborigin* or "Indians of north") americ* - limit to RECORDED MUSIC

This is a broader search for music from indigenous peoples around the world:

d:(indian* OR indigenous OR aboriginal OR "first nations" OR "native peoples") and d:(music) and not d:("East indians" OR "West Indian" OR "West Indians" OR "East Indian") with a limit to “Recorded music”

For books about music from indigenous peoples around the world, try:

d:(indian* OR indigenous OR aboriginal OR "first nations" OR "native peoples") and d:(music) and not d:("East indians" OR "West Indian" OR "West Indians" OR "East Indian") with a limit to “Printed materials”

Please note:

The subject heading "Indians of North America" and other similar headings are applied both to music by indigenous people AND to music by settler composers inspired by the music of indigenous peoples.  Please be aware that searches may involve scanning through music that may reflect dated or racist perceptions of indigenous peoples.

Contact

For collection suggestions or more information about Indigenous collections at Western or the Affiliates, contact:

Western Libraries: 

Elizabeth Mantz
emantz@uwo.ca

Brescia Beryl Ivey Library
beryliveylibrary@uwo.ca
Huron Melanie Mills
melanie.mills@uwo.ca
King's King's Reference
kuclibref@uwo.ca
St. Peter's Jordan Patterson
jpatte46@uwo.ca

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