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Music: Latin America and the Caribbean

Resources for researching music in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Below are the major resources at your disposal to discover and access print and e-books.

See this page for instructions on how to request and pick-up books at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, including books with an "Offsite" or "In Process" location.

Pro tip: Tulane's Scan & Deliver service allows you to request a PDF scan of 1 chapter of any book via Interlibrary Loan

Find & Order Books at Tulane

Search the Library Catalog Effectively

Browsing Areas

M: Music  ML: Literature on Music
Locations: Latin American Library, Music & Media Collection, Howard-Tilton Stacks, Hogan Jazz Archive

Subject Headings

Knowing the subject headings (i.e. keywords) used to catalog books can greatly improve your results. Here are some possible headings to help you improve, expand or narrow or search.

  • Music - Latin America
  • Music - Peru
  • Musicians -- Chile
  • Rock Music - Latin America
  • Rock Musicians
  • Rap Musicians
  • Popular Music -- Brazil
  • Popular Instrumental Music --
  • Dance Music - Venezuela
  • Bossa Nova (Music)
  • Choros -- History and criticism
  • Hip-hop -- Colombia
  • Tango (Dance)
  • Tangos
  • Tropicalia (Music)
  • Rap (Music) -- Colombia
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