First published in 2002. 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 Committee
"This valuable set is nearly finished. Volume 7 follows the other volumes in quantity and organization…Highly recommended." -- Choice
"The 76 articles cover not just music, but its relation to history, theater, dance, and the visual arts…Highly recommended…" -- Library Journal