Come to the library to use the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music to look up more info about the cultural context of the music
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music by Ruth M. Stone (Editor)
Music Reference ML100 .G16 1998
A ten-volume collection, organized geographically by continent to represent the musics of the world. More than 9,000 pages, with musical illustrations, photographs and drawings, it is accompanied by 300+ audio examples.