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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Carnatic Music

This is a guide to finding background information, books, and recordings on Carnatic music.

Music & Performing Arts Library

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Music and Performing Arts Library
1300 Music Building
1114 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Subjects: Dance, Music, Theatre


The Music & Performing Arts Library has thousands of recordings available to stream online or play on DVD, CD, and LP!

To search for audio and video in the catalog, start with a keyword search for a specific performer, composer, style, or song title in the library catalog and use the "Material Type" filter on the advanced search screen to restrict your search to "Sound Recordings" or "Video/Film" depending on your needs.

When you click into the item records for different materials, check the material's location and format information to see if it is available to stream or if it exists in physical form on DVD, CD, or LP. For more help distinguishing identifying format information, see our Introduction to Audio & Video Formats.

If you're hoping to browse, see the selected recordings and streaming databases listed below for a place to start!

Selected Recordings from the Catalog

Streaming Databases for World Music

The Library subscribes to many databases where you can stream performing arts audio and video content. For a full list of streaming resources, check out our streaming media guide. We've included several resources below that are particularly good for streaming world music.