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Middle Eastern Music: Books and Articles

Reference Sources on Middle Eastern Music

The UNC Libraries own many online and print sources written about a variety of musical traditions of the Middle East.

Here are some Reference books to get you started:


Examples of book topics to browse in the library catalog:
Music Armenia    Music Syria Songs Arabic
Music Egypt Music Turkey Sufi music
Music Iran Sephardic music Umm Kulthūm


Enter similar KEYWORD terms in the catalog search box and then limit your results by format, language, availability, etc on the left side of the screen.

When you find a title in the catalog that you want, note its call number and location (Davis Library, Undergraduate Library, Music Library, etc).


Search here to find full-text journal articles as well as books in the library catalog.

Specific article databases to explore include: