These are useful for getting up to speed (a crash course) on music concepts, topics, biographies, etc.
Music Online: Garland Encyclopedia of World MusicThis link opens in a new windowOnline version of the 1997 print encyclopedia and accompanying CD recordings. Each volume includes overviews of geographic regions, surveys of regional musical heritage, and descriptions of specific musical genres, practices, and audio performances.
The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.