World Music Resources Central Africa

The USC Music Library has a small but growing collection of materials relating to the music of Central Africa. For more African items, click on Africa listed at the top of the page.

Map of Central Africa Republic of the Congo Gabon Cameroon Central African Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Equitorial Guinea

1. Cameroon
2. Central African Republic
3. Equitorial Guinea
4. Republic of the Congo
5. Gabon
6. Democratic Republic of the Congo

(Red): 1 to 3 Items 
(Yellow): 4 to 6 Items 
(Green): 7 or More Items

 

Cameroon

African Music. Smithsonian Folkway Records FW 8852 A. LP. 1957.
LP 3875
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Music of the Cameroons: The Fulani of the North. Lyrichord Discs, Inc. LLST 7334. LP. 1978.
LP 8857
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Musiques du Cameroun: Bakweri, Bamileke, Bamoun, Beti. Disques Ocora OCR 25. LP. [n.d.].
LP 5209
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Musicues du Cameroun. Disques Ocora OCR 25. LP. 1965.
LP 5209

Ngumu, Pie-Claude. Maitrise des Chanteurs a la Croix d'Ébène de Yaoundé. Presbrook, Victoria: 1971.
ML 3051 .C3 .M3

Gansemans, Jos. Zentralafrika. 1986
Ref ML 89 .M9 1974 Bd. 1 Lfg. 9

Read about the music of Cameroon at Grove Music Online.
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Central African Republic

Désordre! MDC 7821 Megadisc. CD. 2001. 
Compact Disc 8159

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Equitorial Guinea

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Republic of the Congo

Brandel, Rose. The Music of Central Africa: An Ethnomusicological Study: Former French Equatorial Africa; the former Belgian Congo, Ruanda-Urundi; Uganda, Tanganyika. The Hague, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff, 1961.
ML 3740 .B7

Ciparisse, Gerard. Kongo-Muziek: Musique Mpangu. Sabam 6803 017. LP. [n.d.].
LP 2791
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Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest. Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40401. CD. 1992. 
Compact Disc 5705

Origins of Guitar Music in Southern Congo & Northern Zambia: 1950, '51, '52, '57, '58. SWP 015/HT 09 Stichting Sharp Wood. CD. 2000. 
Compact Disc 6112

Söderberg, Bertil. Les Instruments de Musique au Bas-Congo et Dans les Regions Avoisinantes: Etude Ethnographique. Stockholm, Sweden: The Ethnographical Museum of Sweden, 1956.
ML 544 .S64

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Gabon

The Music of Africa. BBC Records, RDC 4393 Horizon. LP. 1971.
LP 12702

Music from an Equatorial Microcosm: Fang Bwiti Music from Gabon Republic, Africa. F-4214 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. 1999. 
Compact Disc 6365

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Gansemans, Jos. "Zentralafrika." In Musikgeschichte und Bildern, Vol. 1, pt. 11. 1986.Leipzig: VEB Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1989.
ML 89 .M9 1974 Bd. 1 Lfg. 9

Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest. Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40401. CD. 1992.
Compact Disc 5705
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Music of the Rain Forest Pygmies of the North-East Congo. Lyrichord Discs, Inc. LLST 7157. LP. 1960z. 
LP 8855
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Songs and Sounds of Far Away Places. PCC-201 Philips. LP. 1963. 
LP 4154

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