I credit Marie Martino for the question that spurred my latest find. She mentioned that she had been asked to find the biography of a young Egyptian musician. I’ve been interested in World Music for a long time, but never knew how one would find this sort of information.
Then I found World Music Central. This organization’s web homepage provides updates of important events in the “World Music” scene, like concerts, new albums, etc. But the site provides much more than that: you may also search for music by artist, country, genre or instrument.
The web sites has a glossary of world instruments, essays on the history of world music, stores to buy this music, travel itineraries for such music and much, much more.
As the tour guides would say, it’s worth a trip!