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Smithsonian Global Sound

Celebrate International Education Week by checking out Smithsonian Global Sound (SGS). It’s the largest and most comprehensive streaming audio collection of world music.  It currently provides streaming access to over 3,000 albums and more than 40,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and humanmade sounds.

What’s in there?!

There’s something for everyone in SGS.

Browse or search by title, instrument, cultural group, place, genre, and more.

Users can create playlists and download the complete liner notes for a more thorough understanding of each recording. Tutorials for these options and more are available at

Let us know your favorites from the collection!