World Music Resources
North Africa

The USC Music Library has a small but growing collection of materials relating to the music of North Africa. For additional Islamic music materials, please click on the "Middle East" link at the top of this page. For more African items, click on one of the other five Africa links listed at the top of the page.

Algeria Egypt Libya Morocco Tunisia Western Sahara


1. Algeria
2. Egypt
3. Libya
4. Morocco
5. Tunisia
6. Western Sahara

(Red): 1 to 3 Items 
(Yellow): 4 to 6 Items 
Map of North Africa(Green): 7 or More Items

 

Algeria

Fighting Songs of the Algerian Rebels. Westminster WF 12006. LP. 196-. 
LP 12179
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Music of the World's Peoples. Volume Five. FE 4508 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, F-4508 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. 2001. 
Compact Disc 4632.

Raï : Rough Music Guide. RGNET 1100 CD World Music Network. CD. 2002. 
Compact Disc 5735

The Sahara. RGNET1153CD World Music Network. CD. 2005.
Compact Disc 9451

Schade-Poulsen, Marc. Men and Popular Music in Algeria: The Social Significance of Raï. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1999.
ML 3503 .A4 S33 1999

Sufi Music. RGNET 1064 CD World Music Network. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 9440

Read about the music of Algeria at Grove Music Online.
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Egypt

Arabic Songs of Lebanon and Egypt, performed by the George Sawaya Trio and female chorus. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-6925. CD. 1956. 
Compact Disc 6388

Beduin Music of Southern Sinai. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-4204. CD. 1978. 
Compact Disc 6375 
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Danielson, Virginia. The Voice of Egypt: Umm Kulthum, Arabic Song, and Egyptian Society in the Twentieth Century. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1997.
ML 420 .U46 D36 1997

Engel, Carl. The Music of the Most Ancient Nations, Particularly of the Assyrians, Egyptians, and Hebrews; With Special Reference to Recent Discoveries in Western Asia and in Egypt. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1970.
ML 162 .E58 1909a

Hemsi, Alberto. La Musique Orientale en Égypte. Alexandrie (Égypte) Édition Orientale de Musique, 1930. 
ML 350 .H3

Hickmann, Hans. Ägypten. 2nd ed. Leipzig: VEG Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1975.
Ref ML 89 .M9 1974 Bd. 2 Lfg. 1

Nubia: Escalay (The Water Wheel): Oud Music, performed by Hamza El Din. Nonesuch Records 79702-2. CD. 2002. 
Compact Disc 4900
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The Rough Guide to the Music of Egypt. World Music Network RGNET 1114 CD. CD. , 2004. 
Compact Disc 5688
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The Sahara. RGNET1153CD World Music Network. CD. 2005.
Compact Disc 9451

Sufi Music. RGNET 1064 CD World Music Network. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 9440

Read about the music of Egypt at Grove Music Online.
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Libya

The Sahara. RGNET1153CD World Music Network. CD. 2005.
Compact Disc 9451

Read about the music of Libya at Grove Music Online.
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Morocco

Anthologie de la Musique Populaire Marocaine. Disques BAM LD 5435. LP. 197-. 
LP 9147
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Morocco. RGNET1128CD World Music Network. CD. 2004.
Compact Disc 9446

Moroccan Folk Music. Lyrichord LLST 7229. LP. 1972. 
LP 8873
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Music of Islam and Sufism in Morocco. Rounder CD 5145. CD. 1999. 
Compact Disc 5748

The Sahara. RGNET1153CD World Music Network. CD. 2005.
Compact Disc 9451

Sufi Music. RGNET 1064 CD World Music Network. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 9440

Read about the music of Morocco at Grove Music Online.
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Tunisia

The Sahara. RGNET1153CD World Music Network. CD. 2005.
Compact Disc 9451

Sufi Music. RGNET 1064 CD World Music Network. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 9440

Read about the music of Tunisia at Grove Music Online.
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Western Sahara

The Sahara. RGNET1153CD World Music Network. CD. 2005.
Compact Disc 9451

Sufi Music. RGNET 1064 CD World Music Network. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 9440

Read about the music of Western Sahara at Grove Music Online.
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