The World Music Library
First and foremost, the World Music Library is the story of an encounter, a historical drama of many acts and stages, centuries in the making. The narrative begins with the seizure of the Americas and follows the evolution of European colonialism all the way to today’s present global economy. It can be told from many perspectives, most of them tragic. There is one thread of the story which brings no sorrow to the amateur historian, however, and that is music. From the arrival of the first slave-bearing ship to the Americas, to the creation of of rock and roll, music has stood as an unwavering testimony to resilience and joy. It is living defiance, it is the measure of our pulse.