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African-American Music Reference contains more than 50,000 pages of text and 17,000 pages of liner notes that offer insight into one of the many forms of African-American musical expression.

The site provides¬†essays with commentary on the various works it has to offer. It contains a variety of genres from American folk to hip-hop and rap. Discover artists like Willis Laurence James and Jay-Z. With the database, users can not only search through their works, but are able to read artists’ biographies and find related resources on that very person.

Users can search genres, people, instruments and more. African-American Music Reference also allows users to create playlists to compile personal favorites for class viewing and listening assignments or use as a teaching resource for in-class use. It is regularly updated so users can use the “what’s new” option to search through the newest updated images and essays.

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