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Research Guides

Guide to BIPOC musicians and related literature

This guide supports research on the musical traditions and scholarship of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) individuals and groups.

Recordings and Streaming Resources

The Music Library provides many streaming resources that can connect you to music composed by BIPOC musicians and music performed by BIPOC artists. Check out the links below to get started:

Watch Russell Thomas perform the title role in Mozart's Idomeneowith access provided by Medici.tv, the largest online collection of classical music, operas and ballets in the world.

Watch soprano Yetzabel Arias Fernández perform in Bach's Mass in B Minor, BWV 232with access provided by Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall. 

Watch Le Mozart Noir: Reviving a Legend, a documentary about Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, with access provided by Alexander Street, a massive database of online videos. 

Watch Taking Lacangaa documentary about Brazilian music in the 1970s, with access provided by Quest TV, a streaming platform for concerts and documentaries on Jazz, Soul, Funk, Blues, African music, Latin music, Indian music, and more!

Listen to Keiko Abe's "Conversation in the Forest," on Naxos, a streaming service with access to more than a million tracks of standard and rare repertoire. 

Listen to Adonis Rose's new album Piece of Mind on Naxos Jazz, a streaming service with access to a wide range of jazz from the legends to contemporary music. 

Or check out Buffy Sainte-Marie's Power in the Blood from our extensive collection of physical recordings.

Discographies