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Music in Hampi

Gali Djembe Music Shop

Run by an amiable musician who teaches djembe (drums) and didgeridoo this store sells Indian and Western musical instruments at fair prices.
Music in Mumbai

BX Furtado & Sons

The place in town for musical instruments: sitars, tablas, accordions and local and imported guitars.
Music in Delhi

Delhi Musical Stores

Delhi Musical Stores has a fine choice of tablas, harmoniums, sitars and more.
Musical Instruments in Anderob

Rustom Masain

Although now in his dotage and no longer living locally, some of the works of this master instrument maker are for sale in the seldom-visited village of Rasht. The old master clearly had a sense of humour and this i…
Music in Ueno & Yanesen

Ameyoko Rizumu

For nearly half a century this tiny stall in Ameya-yokochō has been selling recordings of popular Japanese music to the faithful. Its forte is enka, best described as Japanese folk ballads, which, at its best, is sy…
Music in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Yan Kee Records & Recording

Yan Kee will be a nostalgic experience for those who haven’t visited a record store since the advent of iTunes and Spotify. Rediscover the joy of album sleeves and lyrics sheets with the friendly owner who is happy …
Music in Drum Tower & Dōngchéng North

C Rock

This pocket-sized shop is the best place in the area to pick up albums produced by Chinese artists. The guy who runs it speaks enough English to help you decide and is happy to let you listen to an album that takes …
Music in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

Tower Records

Yes, Tower lives – in Japan at least! This eight-storey temple of music has a deep collection of Japanese and world music. Even if you're not into buying, it can be a great place to browse and discover local artists…
Music in Colonial District, the Quays & Marina Bay

Roxy Disc House

Squeeze into Roxy's skinny aisles and scan the shelves of top-notch new vinyl as well as CDs. Jazz and blues make up the bulk of the offerings, with both English- and Chinese-language collectors' editions thrown int…
Music in Thanon Sukhumvit

ZudRangMa Records

The headquarters of this retro/world label is a chance to finally combine the university-era pastimes of record-browsing and drinking. Come to snicker at corny old Thai vinyl covers or invest in some of the label’s …