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Finding Traditional Music Performances in the Berea College Sound Archives

This resource serves scholars, students and others who want to focus sharply on specific traditional music titles, performers, genres, and geographic locations.

The 4700 searchable performances heavily represent the content preserved in the several Sound Archives collections that include field recordings from homes and churches, local and regional folk festivals, radio programs, and student performances.

It is not necessary to know ahead of time which collection to search in. However links in each performance make it easy to range widely within the item’s home collection and to locate other recordings of the same title, performer, region, instrumentation, and genre.