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African American Culture and History

African American Art on the Internet
Resource guide compiled by the B. David Schwartz Memorial Library at Long Island University
African American Mosaic
Library of Congress resource guide for the study of black history and culture
African American World
A PBS Guide to African American history and culture
Africans in America
Developed by WGBH to accompany the PBS documentary
Voices of the Civil Rights
A collaboration between the AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress

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African American Media and Publications

Black Entertainment Television
Ebony Magazine
Essence Magazine
Ebony Magazine
Vibe Magazine
World-Wide Black Radio
Links to black radio sites

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African Diaspora

African Diaspora Studies
Guide compiled by Columbia University Libraries African Studies Department
AfroCubaWeb
Afro-Cuban/Latin music
Afropop Worldwide
A weekly public radio program showcasing the contemporary musical cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora in the Caribbean, the Americas and Europe

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Blues

Blues Foundation
The Blue Highway
Tributes to blues greats, radio listings, Billboard's top 15, and links to other sites

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Classical music

African American Art Song Alliance
Links to composers, performers and scholars of African American art songs
AfriClassical.com
Guide to black history and classical music with biographies, discographies, teacher's guide and extensive links
Afrocentric Voices in Classical Music
Focus on African American composers and performers and on the vocal forms they influenced
Classical Music Recordings of Black Composers
Comprehensive reference guide to recorded works available on compact discs, compiled by Richard Greene

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Gospel Music and Spirituals

Black Gospel Music Clef
Clearinghouse for information and products pertaining to black gospel music
N Time Music
Contemporary gospel music
Negro Spirituals
Covers general history, singers, songs, and composers
Gospel Flava
Gospel music industry news
Gospel Music Association (GMA)
GMA is an organization made up of various individuals and companies involved in the gospel music industry. One of its main activities is presenting the annual Dove Awards

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Hip-Hop

Davey D's Hip Hop Corner
History and commentary from hip hop journalist and scholar Davey D.
DMC
DMC DJ championship page
Hip Hop Archive Portal
Hip hop resource guide
Hip Hop Directory
Guide to hip hop resources worldwide
Original Hip-Hop Lyrics Archives

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Jazz

All About Jazz
Newsletter, articles, event calendars and directories

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Music Educational Materials

Beyond Black History Month: The African American Studies Toolkit
Links to music lesson plans for various black music genres
Black History Month
Includes some classroom activities with music
Black History Teaching Resources
Smithsonian Education site providing access to event calendars, multimedia materials, biographies, reading lists, and exhibition information
Blues Classroom
Web site hosted by PBS for The Blues educational outreach campaign, created by Experience Music Project, providing lesson plans for the integration of blues music, culture, and history into grades 9-12 classrooms
Flocabulary: Hip-Hop in the Classroom
A commercial site offering educational hip hop resources for use in the classroom, including lesson plans and audiovisual materials
Jazz in America
Public school-based jazz curriculum with lesson plans sponsored by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

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Music Organizations

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
Association for Recorded Sound Collections
Black Rock Coalition
International Association for the Study of Popular Music
National Association for the Study and Performance of African American Music
National Association of Negro Musicians
Popular Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology
Society for American Music

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Music Research Centers and Museums

African American Sheet Music, 1850-1920
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO
Blues Archives, University of Mississippi
Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College
Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University
Center for Southern African-American Music, University of South Carolina
Chicago Jazz Archive, University of Chicago
Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS
Experience Music Project, Seattle
Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Detroit
Grammy Museum, Los Angeles
Hip Hop Archive, Harvard University
Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University
Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University
Motown Historical Museum, Detroit
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis

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All Music Guide
Extensive artist biographies and discographies as well as informative essays on many popular music genres including jazz, reggae, blues, rap, and gospel
Worldwide Internet Music Resources
Links to websites featuring individual musicians, groups, and genres

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Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk

Motown Alumni Association
Photographs and biographies of Motown artists
Rhythm and Blues Foundation
A nonprofit service organization solely dedicated to the historical and cultural preservation of Rhythm & Blues music
Soul Patrol

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Rock and Afro-punk

Afro-punk website
Website devoted to the Afro-punk movement, movie, and festival; includes band profiles, a blog, and community forums
Black Rock Coalition
The oldest and largest organization devoted to supporting and promoting African American rockers; includes concert announcements, podcasts, photo galleries, and information on how to join the BRC
Bold As Love
Blog by Rob Fields providing in-depth discussion of Black rock including the history, definition, defining performers, and upcoming events

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Archives of African American Music and Culture
Indiana University
2805 E. Tenth St., Suite 180-181
Bloomington, IN 47408-2601
Phone: (812) 855-8547
Fax: (812) 856-0333
aaamc@indiana.edu

Last updated: 4 May, 2011


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