The Global Music Centre Library provides a service for students, professionals and amateurs working in the world music field.
The Global Music Centre Library provides a service for students, professionals and amateurs working in the world-music field. There is a work station for the use of researchers and provision for listening to sound recordings.
The library resources of the Global Music Centre form an extensive ethnomusicological collection of music and literature from different countries around the world, plus a collection based on popular culture studies. Communications, different ways of producing music, culture politics, global education and multiculturalism are other key themes. The resources comprise over 10,000 items including books, sound recordings, sheet music and videos.
The Global Music Centre is one of Finland’s musical institutions. Its key task is to collect, record and distribute information about musical cultures from around the world. The Centre aims to increase understanding among listeners, researchers and music-makers of the individual and collective values in music, and of the importance of music as a means of communicating and strengthening identity. Thus the Centre aims to promote understanding between people across cultural boundaries, through music. Equality and respect for others are basic values in the work of the Centre.
The activities of the Global Music Centre are funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.