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Use the following databases to listen to streaming sound recordings of music. To use these resources on your computer you will need to set up a VPN connection.
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- Classical Music Library
An online streaming music service featuring classical music works from the Medieval era through the present. Recordings can be located by browsing lists or by using a search engine, and users can create and save playlists.
- Contemporary World Music
Contains genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and others. This database includes a blend of contemporary and traditional world music recordings from many labels throughout the world. The focus is concentrated on contemporary genres, such as fusion and world beat. Users can trace the history of a people's music by comparing the traditional styles with the modern interpretations offered in this database.
- Naxos Music Library
The most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It includes 1,000,000+ tracks, including Classical music, Historical recordings, Jazz, World and Folk music. Liner notes are available for some recordings. Adobe Flash Player 10 required - freely available at: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer
- Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University as well as material collected by recordists on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies.
You will want to download the Cisco VPN, if you are accessing databases, electronic journals, ebooks and other licensed materials from off campus on your computer. The Cisco Virtual Private Network (VPN) service allows you to create a secure connection between your computer and the Kent State University network.
Download the Cisco VPN
For assistance downloading or using the VPN contact the University HelpDesk at 330-672-HELP(4357) or or visit http://support.kent.edu.
This video below will show you how to install the VPN.