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The Ben Hall Gospel Archive section of DRAM contains over 400 tracks of vocal quartet, Motown R&B gospel, and amateur/professional recordings of gospels choirs and sermons from Harlem, Detroit and the American South.
A multi-media archive for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and North and South America, with particular emphasis on the African Diaspora. The archive's Digital Collection of East African Recordings contains over 1,600 musical performances recorded by the East African ethnomusicologist Centurio Balikoowa.
"Founded in 1954 by Hugh Tracey, ILAM is the greatest repository of African music in the world. A research institution devoted to the study of music and oral arts in Africa, it preserves thousands of historical recordings going back to 1929 and supports contemporary fieldwork. It is currently digitizing its collections."
This little known but historically significant collection documents African American music and language in the Jim Crow South, with a focus on urban and suburban communities rarely documented at the time. The collection of field recordings includes spirituals, hymns, and gospel music recorded by Walter Garwick between 1935-1937.
"The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute curates all forms of Hiphop material culture including recordings, videos, websites, films, original papers, works, references, productions, conferences, meetings, interviews, publications, research, formal proceedings, and much more."
"One of the oldest and largest Hip Hop sites on the web, www.daveyd.com. The writings on his website are frequently referenced and quoted by journalists, scholars and professors and fans around the world."
Online archive of music journalism, sourced from freelance contributions to the music and mainstream press (mainly from America and England) from the 1950s to the present day. Covers all popular genres, including Hip Hop, Rap, Calypso and Gospel.