Music has been called the universal language because most every culture includes some form of musical expression. Yet, music can also be thought of as a pathway to understanding a particular culture. Here are four selections from the library collection that examine a range of cultures, a diversity of musical formats and a variety of unforeseen outcomes all where music plays a key role. These examples reveal the impact of musical connections between cultures and are currently on display in the public reading area of the library. Please feel free to visit the library to review these or any other items of interest in the Library and Archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the link labeled Library Catalog Search located in the pull-down menu of the library tab on the Heard website.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press,  Heard call number PS3551.L35774 R74 1995
Heartbeat of the people : music and dance of the northern pow-wow
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2002
Heard call number E98.P86 B76 2002
Parkhurst, Melissa D.
To win the Indian heart : music at Chemawa indian school
Corvallis : Oregon State University Press,  Heard call number E97.6.C34 P37 2014
Patterson, Michelle Wick
Natalie Curtis Burlin : a life in native and African America music
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2010
Heard call number ML3557.B86 P37 2010