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Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Announces Launch of Asian Pacific America Series
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Announces Launch of Asian Pacific America Series

Washington, District of Columbia -Smithsonian Folkways has announced the launch of the Asian Pacific America Series , a new collection of albums dedicated to the experiences of multiple generations of Asian Pacific Americans. The series will include a bro …

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Acquires Folk-Legacy Records
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Acquires Folk-Legacy Records

Washington, District of Columbia -Through the tremendous generosity of friends and support of the Paton family, the mission to preserve and share folk music carries on as Folk-Legacy Records is acquired by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Folk-Legacy of Sharon, CT, was f …

Sunny Jain Signs to Smithsonian Folkways & Announces New Solo Album Coming in 2020
Sunny Jain Signs to Smithsonian Folkways & Announces New Solo Album Coming in 2020

Washington, District of Columbia -Sunny Jain has announced the release of his debut solo album with Smithsonian Folkways in 2020. Jain is the dynamic bandleader and dhol player of global party band Red Baraat and has collaborated with Norah Jones, Peter Gabriel, Vijay Iy …

Our Native Daughters Explore New Touchstones in the Story of American Racism
Our Native Daughters Explore New Touchstones in the Story of American Racism

Washington, District of Columbia -Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell & Amythyst Kiah unite on 'Song of Our Native Daughters' out Feb. 22 'Songs of Our Native Daughters,' a stunning thirteen-track album based on historical notions …

Classic Harmonica Blues Explores The American Musical Identity, Out May 21 On Smithsonian Folkways
Classic Harmonica Blues Explores The American Musical Identity, Out May 21 On Smithsonian Folkways

February 25, 2013 -- Popularized in the late 19th century by German clockmaker Mattias Hohner, the harmonica has shaped the personality, sound, and form of American music like few other instruments. Although adopted by various genres, the i …

’Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music & Interfaith Harmony In Uganda’ Out April 9th On Smithsonian Folkways
’Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music & Interfaith Harmony In Uganda’ Out April 9th On Smithsonian Folkways

February 12, 2013 -- Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music & Interfaith Harmony in Uganda,’ out April 9 on Smithsonian Folkways, aims to overcome religious conflict and bring peace through song. Written and performed by coffee farmers of the Peace …

Smithsonian Folkways Wins Two GRAMMY Awards
Smithsonian Folkways Wins Two GRAMMY Awards

February 11, 2013 -- Congratulations to Smithsonian Folkways on winning two awards at the 55th GRAMMYs. The awards include Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album and Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package and brings the total nu …

‘JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology‘ New, Definitive 6-CD Box Set With 200-Page Book Out March 29th, 2011, On Smithsonian Folkways
‘JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology‘ New, Definitive 6-CD Box Set With 200-Page Book Out March 29th, 2011, On Smithsonian Folkways

December 7, 2010 — Seven years in the making, ‘JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology‘ will be released by Smithsonian Folkways on March 29th, 2011. The six-CD box set traces the turning points of this 20th-century tale through its legendary innov …

The Ancient Avant-Garde: Huun Huur Tu Rethinks Tuva’s Age-Old Music on Ancestors Call
The Ancient Avant-Garde: Huun Huur Tu Rethinks Tuva’s Age-Old Music on Ancestors Call

12th Oct 2010 — The whistling of the high-mountain wind creates eerie overtones and postmodern statement. The repeated thrum of a string against wood and hide turns into a meditative, evocative figure straight from the avant garde. The desc …

Ola Belle Reed’s Appalachian ‘Rising Sun Melodies’ Out August 3 From Smithsonian Folkways
Ola Belle Reed’s Appalachian ‘Rising Sun Melodies’ Out August 3 From Smithsonian Folkways

July 19, 2010 — Ola Belle Reed (1916–2002) grew up in western North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains. Her story permeates the music and extensive liner notes of ‘Rising Sun Melodies,’ out August 3rd from Smithsonian Folkways. It is the stor …

Smithsonian Folkways Spotlights Black Appalachian Musician John Jackson’s ‘Rappahannock Blues’
Smithsonian Folkways Spotlights Black Appalachian Musician John Jackson’s ‘Rappahannock Blues’

May 6, 2010 — Smithsonian Folkways is releasing ‘Rappahannock Blues,’ a 20-track album by John Jackson, on June 15. Jackson (1924–2002) was the most important black Appalachian musician to come to broad public attention during the mid-1960s …

Kronos Quartet Create Seamless Interface With Afghani And Azerbaijani Musicians On Smithsonian Folkways’ “Rainbow,” Streaming Now On NPR.Org

March 24, 2010 — The collaboration between Smithsonian Folkways and the Aga Khan Music Initiative that has produced the “Music of Central Asia” series has brought listeners an astonishing variety of musical sounds. “Rainbow,” Volume 8 in th …