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Migrations: The Making of America

Smithsonian Folkways is proud to collaborate with Carnegie Hall on Migrations: The Making of America to celebrate and spotlight hundreds of musical resources related to migration. The connection between music and migration is long and deep. From instruments to repertoire and playing styles, musicians have long drawn inspiration from cross-cultural encounters. Through hundreds of audio recordings and a host of educational materials, the migration experience comes alive through Smithsonian Folkways’ panoply of music and sound. Learn the rich repertoire of Irish music, explore an audio documentary about the Great Migration, and read about musical migration in Smithsonian Folkways Magazine.