First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"This unique and thoroughly researched resource provides a dynamic and in depth perspective on world music… It strikes a balance between wonderful illustrations and comprehensive, scholarly entries. Each regional volume includes a CD sampler of that region's music. This source will have wide appeal to both the novice and expert." -- Dartmouth Medal
"The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music is as important a social and human message of respect and partnership as it is a contribution to our heritage and musical knowledge." -- Yehundi Menuhin
"For those who want to explore the mystery of the music cultures of the world, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music is a treat and a must have." -- Mickey Hart, Musician and Author
"It is gratifying to find a serious and scholarly publication that tries to let everybody in. Opens new doors for the listeners of the twenty-first century." -- Bess Lomax Hawes, former Director of the Folk and Traditional Arts Program, The National Endowment for the Arts
"Extraordinary…" -- Library Journal
"Lay aside the cliche that you can't judge a book by its cover, and place your bets on the single beautiful color photograph that captures the cultural mood of each Garland volume…Librarians take note: these books will get used…The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music is outstanding on all accounts. Every volume to date is a delight to explore; and as each in the series is issued, anticipation of the next increases." -- Victory Music Review
"Learning about world music is a pleasure with this impressive series of books." -- Cover Magazine