Texas State University has done a good job of lining up its Spring Break with the music portion of the South by Southwest events (the Round Rock Campus library will be open for most of that week – check out hours here) providing an opportunity to explore new music. However, downtown Austin isn’t the only place where new tracks can be discovered.
The University Library offers a number of music databases that feature streaming content. American Song places an emphasis on American folk music ranging from boogie-woogie to zydeco with much of the content available for streaming. Jazz Music Library streams full albums from many of the genre’s greats.
Contemporary World Music features streaming music from all over the world. If you’re interested in tunes from the Nakhichevan region of Azerbaijan, Contemporary World Music has it. If you’re curious about the sounds of Galibi in the Marowijne district of Suriname, Contemporary World Music has it.
Why fight the crowds downtown when much of the world’s music is available through the University Library’s databases? Come in and hear more.