- Ethnomusicology Musical Instrument Collection
Great audio, video, and visual files
- World Musical Instruments
Presents over 1,000 instruments from around the world, by region or type.
- Smithsonian Museum of Instruments
Contains info of over 5,000 instruments of American and European origin.
- Virtual Instrument Museum
A multimedia site featuring the World Instrument Collection at Wesleyan University. Want to know about a kagan, a bouzouki or an ud?
- WPA California Folk Music Project
A multi-format ethnographic field collection that includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking communities in Northern California.
- Musical Instrument Museum of Phoenix
The museum collects and displays instruments from around from every country in the world, preserving, protecting, and sharing these gifts with future generations.
A national preserve of hard-to-find documentary films about American folk or roots cultures.
- African Presences I: Music in Africa
- Latin American Resources from Univ. of Texas
- ◦Music in the Afgan North, 1967-72
- Library of Congress' Digital Jukebox
A digital link to the Library of Congress' audio holdings.
- Archival Sound Recordings at the British Library
Listen to a selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds
- World Music Central
World Music Central is a music site dedicated to World Music. It features the latest news, CD and concert reviews, articles, an events calendar, and many resources (in the form of a wiki) for music fans, industry professionals and researchers.
- Culture Crossing
A community-built guide to cross country etiquette and understanding
RootsWorld is primarily a world and roots music magazine, Hollow Ear a more broad based cultural magazine, both available only online. I also offer advertising for artists and labels, but the first mission is to bring our readers good information and knowledgeable opinions about the world of music and culture.