East African Music Bibliography

Materials listed in this bibliography are available at the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library, Blair School of Music, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville, TN USA 37212. Visitors may use these materials and playback equipment in the Wilson Music Library. Many of the resources listed may be available at your local library. For questions regarding these materials, e-mail the Director of the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at holling.smith-borne@vanderbilt.edu or call (615) 322-5227.


Lems-Dworkin, Carol. African music : a pan-African annotated bibliography. London ; New York : Hans Zell, 1991.
ML120 .A35 L4 1991

Sadie, Stanley. The New Grove dictionary of music and musicians, s.v. “Africa” (by Gerhard Kubik) New York : Grove ; London : Macmillan, 2001.
ML100 .N48 2001 v.1

Stone, Ruth M. The Garland handbook of African music. New York : Garland, 2000.
ML350 .G54 2000

Stone, Ruth M. & Nettl, Bruno, eds. The Garland encyclopedia of world music: v. 1.
Africa / Ruth M. Stone, ed. New York : Garland Pub., 1998-2002.
ML100 .G16 1998 v.1


Ugandan popular music cassettes collection [sound recording] [Uganda] : Various labels, [c.2000-2003].
Contents listing at http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/music/Ugandan_Popular_Music_Cassette_Collection.pdf
UG Cass 1—UG Cass 380

Africa University. Choir. Africa praise. I. New York, NY : GBGMusic : General Board of Global Ministries [United Methodist Church], [1996]
CD MUS-6190

Afrigo Band. Obuganda abwetiss. [London] : ACP Records, [2003?]
CD MUS-6355

Akombo, David Otieno. Folk music of Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya : Music Therapy International, c2000.
CD MUS-5279

Apondi, Andericus. Nyatiti song : traditional praise and threnody of the Luo people. Compiled by Nathan Hoeft. 2000.
CD MUS-4821

Barz, Gregory F. Singing for life: songs of hope, healing, and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. [S.l.] : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007.
CD MUS-9039

Before benga. Vol. one: Kenya dry. Tivoli, N.Y. : Original Music, p1988.
CD MUS-4064 v.1

Before benga. Vol. two: the Nairobi sound. Tivoli, N.Y. : Original Music, c1988.
CD MUS-4064 v.2

Cooke, Peter. The king's musicians: royalist music of Buganda-Uganda. London : Topic Records, p2003.
CD MUS-7320

Contay, Major. Ethnic music classics, 1925-48: music of East Africa. [New Jersey?] : Yazoo, p1998.
CD MUS-6149

Fanshawe, David. East Africa : ceremonial & folk music. New York, NY : Nonesuch, [2002], p1975.
CD MUS-6003

Fanshawe, David. East Africa : witchcraft & ritual music. New York, N.Y. : Nonesuch, [2002], p1975.
CD MUS-6002

Fanshawe, David, Spirit of African Sanctus: the original recordings by David Fanshawe (1969-73). Wotton-under-Edge, Glos., England : Saydisc, p1991.
CD MUS-7341
Groupe N'Gali.  Ouganda, aux sources du Ni. France : Ocora : Distribution, Harmonia Mundi, p1992.
CD MUS-5837

Guitar songs from Tanzania, Zambia & Zaire. Tivoli, New York : Original, p[199-?]
CD MUS-4081

Kabanda, Bernard. Olugendo. Corsham, Wiltshire, UK : WOMAD, p1999.
CD MUS-8455

Kenya dance mania. New York, NY : Earthworks/Virgin Records, Inc., p1991.
CD MUS-4065

International Orchestra Safari Sound.  Musiki wa dansi. Detroit, Mich. : Africassette Music, p1995.
CD MUS-4073

Les Wanyika (Musical group).  Amigo. East Orange, NJ : Clifford Lugard Productions, p1998.
CD MUS-4736

Makubuya, James K. (James Kika)  Watik, Watik : music from Uganda. Chapel Hill, NC: Music of the World, p1999.
CD MUS-6322

Maisha : musiques de Tanzanie. Paris: Buda, [1995?]
CD MUS-4096

Mila na Utamaduni (Musical group).  Spices of Zanzibar.  Frankfurt : Network, p1996.
CD MUS-9564

Mlimani Park Orchestra. Kinde. Detroit, MI : Africassette, p1994.
CD MUS-4055

Misiani, D. O. (Daniel Owino).  Benga blast! [S.l.] : Earthworks, p1989.
CD MUS-4679

Misiani, D. O. (Daniel Owino).  Piny ose mer/The world upside down : the best of benga from the west of Kenya. England : Ace Records, 1989.
CD MUS-4670

Mori, Jun. Uganda and other African nations: feasts of the savanna : a musical journey through East and West Africa. Barre, VT : Multicultural Media, p1997.
CD MUS-5473

Music from Tanzania and Zanzibar. Stockholm, Sweden : Caprice Records, p1997.
CD MUS-6399

Music from Tanzania and Zanzibar 2. Stockholm, Sweden : Caprice Records, p1997.
CD MUS-6400

Music from Tanzania and Zanzibar 3. Stockholm, Sweden: Caprice Records, p1997.
CD MUS-6401

Nannyonga-Tamusuza, Sylvia.  A.Ouganda : musique des Baganda = Uganda : music of the Baganda people. Paris : Ocora ; Harmonia Mundi [distributor], p2002.
CD MUS-5781

Ndere Troupe.  Ngoma: music from Uganda. Chapel Hill, NC : Music of the World, p1997.
CD MUS-3085

Nzomo, David.  African rhythms: Songs from Kenya. [Washington, D.C.] : Folkways Records, [1999?]
CD MUS-6942

Nzomo, David.  Children's songs from Kenya. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, p1992.
CD MUS-7468     

Nzomo, David.  Gospel songs from Kenya: Kikamba hymns. [Washington, DC] : Smithsonian Folkways, [2001?]
CD MUS-6937

Nzomo, David.  Songs from Kenya. [Washington, DC] : Smithsonian Folkways, [2001?].
CD MUS-6945

Nzomo, David. Work & dance songs from Kenya. [Washington, DC] : Smithsonian Folkways, [2001?].
CD MUS-6944

Ongala, Remmy.Songs for the poor man. Beverly Hills, CA : Real World Records ; New York, NY : Distributed by Caroline Records, p1989.
CD MUS-9559

Oryema, Geoffrey.  Beat the border. Wiltshire, UK : Real World Records ; New York : manufactured, marketed and distributed by Caroline Records, p1993
CD MUS-5836

Rough Guides (Firm).  The Rough guide to the music of Kenya & Tanzania. London : World Music Network, pc1996.
CD MUS-4266

Samite. Embalasasa. New York, NY : Triloka, p2005.
CD MUS-9024
Summit, Jeffrey A.  Abayudaya: music from the Jewish people of Uganda. Washington, DC : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, p2003.
CD MUS-6780

Tanzanie: chants des Wagogo et des Kuria. Paris, France : Maison des Cultures du Monde : Auvidis, distribution, p1992.
CD MUS-4085

Tracey, Hugh.  Royal court music from Uganda: 1950 & 1952,
Uganda : Ganda, Nyoro, Ankole. Utrecht, The Netherlands : Stichting Sharp Wood Productions ; Grahamstown, South Africa : International Library of African Music, p1998.
CD MUS-5646

Tracey, Hugh. Secular music from Uganda:1950 & 1952 : Soga, Teso, Dhola, Gisu, Konjo, Nyoro, Toro. Utrecht, the Netherlands : SWP Records ; Grahamstown, South Africa : International Library of African Music, p2003.
CD MUS-7854

Tracey, Hugh. Tanzania instruments: 1950 : Tanganyika : Nyakyusa, Gogo, Hehe, Zaramo, Nyamwezi, Haya. Utrecht, the Netherlands : SWP Records ; Grahamstown, South Africa : International Library of African Music, p2003.
CD MUS-7852

Tracey, Hugh. Tanzania vocals: 1950 : Tanganyika : Gogo, Nyamwezi, Sukuma, Chagga, Maasai. Utrecht, the Netherlands : SWP Records ; Grahamstown, South Africa : International Library of African Music, p2003.
CD MUS-7853

Zawose, Hukwe Ubi.  Mateso = (suffering) : master musicians of Tanzania. London : Triple Earth Records, c1989, p1985.
CD MUS-4080

Zawose, Hukwe Ubi. The art of Hukwe Ubi Zawose: songs accompanied by ilimba and izeze. Los Angeles, CA : JVC, p1990.
CD MUS-4058


Askew, Kelly Michelle.  Performing the nation : Swahili music and cultural politics in Tanzania. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
ML3760 .A843 2002

Barz, Gregory F. Music in East Africa : experiencing music, expressing culture. New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
ML350 .B37 2004  

Barz, Gregory F. Performing religion : negotiating past and present in Kwaya music of Tanzania. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2003.
ML2951 .T3 B38 2003

Barz, Gregory F.  Singing for life : HIV/AIDS and music in Uganda. New York : Routledge, 2006.
ML355 .U5 B25 2006

Barz, Gregory F. & Cooley, Timothy J. Shadows in the field : new perspectives for fieldwork in ethnomusicology. New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
ML3799 .S5 1997

Frank, Marion.  AIDS education through theatre : case studies from Uganda. Bayreuth, Germany : University of Bayreuth, c1995.
PN3171 .F734 1995

Gourlay, Kenneth.  “Making of Karimojong' cattle songs.” In Composing the music of Africa : composition, interpretation, and realization, ed. Floyd, Malcolm. Aldershot [Hants] ; Brookfield [Vt.] USA : Ashgate, c1999.
ML350.1 C66 1999

Gunderson, Frank D.  Mashindano! : competitive music performance in East Africa. Dar es Salaam : Mkuki na Nyota Publishers ; Oxford : Distributed outside Africa by African Books Collective Ltd, 2000.
ML350.5 .M374 2000     

Maina wa Kinyatti.  Thunder from the mountains : Mau Mau patriotic songs. Trenton, N.J. : Africa World Press, 1990.
PL8379.7 .T5 1980b

Nannyonga-Tamusuza, Sylvia A. Baakisimba : gender in the music and dance of the Baganda people of Uganda. New York : Routledge, 2005.
ML3917 .U33 N36 2005

Palmberg, Mai. Playing with identities in contemporary music in Africa. Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in cooperation with the Sibelius Museum/Dept. of Musicology, Åbo Akademi University, Finland, 2002.
ML350.5 .P55 2002

Ranger, T. O.  Dance and society in Eastern Africa, 1890-1970 : the Beni ngoma. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1975.
DT365.4 .R36

Sobol, Richard.  Abayudaya : the Jews of Uganda. New York : Abbeville Press, c2002.
DS135 .U32 S63 2002

Thiel, Paul van. Multi-tribal music of Ankole : an ethnomusicological study including a glossary of musical terms. 1980 Tervuren, (Steenweg op Leuven 13) : Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, 1977.
ML3760 .T55



Hawkins, Richard.  Imbalu [videorecording] : ritual of manhood of the Bagisu of Uganda. London : Distributed by the Royal Anthropological Institute, 1989.
Videotape MUS-486

Kubik, Gerhard. African guitar [videorecording] : solo fingerstyle guitar music, composers and performers of Congo/Zaire, Uganda, Central African Republic, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia : audio-visual field recordings, 1966-1993, by Gerhard Kubik. [S.l.] : Vestapol Productions ; [Cambridge, MA : Distributed by Rounder Records], 2003.

The JVC Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Africa [videorecording]. [S.l.] : Victor Company of Japan ; distributed by Multicultural Media, c1996.
Videotape MUS-236 v.1 - 3



African Ecclesiastical Review [electronic resource]
African Music
African Music: Journal of the African Music Society
African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music
Black Music Research Journal
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa
Popular Music



African Focus: Sights and Sounds of Continent.

Aluka: a digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.

Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=UG.



Akombo, David Otieno.  Music and healing across cultures. Ames : Culicidae Press, 2006.
ML3920 .A56 2006

Eaton, Jenny.  The awake project : uniting against the African AIDS crisis. Nashville, Tenn. : W. Pub. Group, c2002.
RA643.86 .A35 A95 2002

Echoes of Africa [sound recording] : early recordings 1930s-1950s. Mainz, Germany : Wergo, p2002.
CD MUS-7559

Ichikawa, Katsumori.  The JVC video anthology of world music and dance. Middle East & Africa, II [videorecording]. [Tokyo?] : JVC, Victor Company of Japan, [2005?]. 
DVD MUS-377 v.17

Brandel, Rose.  The music of Central Africa; an ethnomusicological study: former French Equatorial Africa, the former Belgian Congo, Ruanda-Urundi, Uganda, Tanganyika. The Hague, M. Nijhoff, 1961.
ML3740 .B7

Broughton, Simon.  World music : the rough guide. London : Rough Guides ; London ; New York : Distributed by the Penguin Group, 1999.
ML102 .W67 W67 1999

Curling, Chris.  Masai women [videorecording]. Shanachie924 Shanachie Entertainment Corp.

Floyd, Malcolm.  Composing the music of Africa : composition, interpretation, and realization. Aldershot [Hants] ; Brookfield [Vt.] USA : Ashgate, c1999.
ML350.1 C66 1999     

Kiarostami, Abbas.A.B.C Africa [videorecording]. [United States] : New Yorker Video, [2005].

Lugalla, Joe.  Poverty, AIDS, and street children in East Africa. Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c2002.
HV887 .A353 L84 2002.

Roberts, John Storm. African acoustic [sound recording] : sounds eastern & southern. Tivoli, NY : Original Music, p1988.
CD MUS-4082    

Wotsuna Khamalwa, John Placid.  Identity, power, and culture : Imbalu : initiation ritual among the Bamasaba of Uganda. Bayreuth : Breitinger, 2004.
DT433.245 .G57 K53 2004