The streaming audio database called World Music contains thousands of tracks of a wide variety of contemporary and traditional music from all over the world. It can be accessed from on- or off-campus.
You can search by place, cultural group, performer, instrument, etc. and you can create playlists and download tracks, albums or playlists to your mobile device (for 48 hours).
UNC also owns many sound recordings of music from African countries that can be checked out from the Music Library. Search for them in the library catalog and make a note of the call number and location.
Search on keywords: "music Africa" or a specific country, genre or artist and then narrow your search results by format (Audio, Records, CD, etc.)