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A Quarter Century of Smithsonian Folkways

Starting with the first Smithsonian Folkways release Musics of the Soviet Union in 1988, followed by a Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly collection a year later, Smithsonian Folkways has furthered Asch’s mission of presenting “the people’s music” from around the world. Celebrate a quarter century of Smithsonian Folkways and listen to this year-by-year playlist – one song each from 1988–2013 – from the collection of more than 3,000 albums (and growing!).