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  • Back to School Sale and Bobby Susser Songs for Children

    Here at Smithsonian Folkways, we’re passionate about music, learning, and fun! In honor of the annual back-to-school time, we’re offering a 20% sale off all Children’s Music genre CDs. You can pick up our recent Classic Folk Songs for Kids release, celebrate the 10th anniversary of Elizabeth Mitchell’s You Are My Little Bird, dig into the rich works of Ella Jenkins and Pete Seeger, or explore kids’ songs of the world. Find something new for the student in your life or in you.

    Discount: Enter code BACK2SCHOOL16 and save 20% off Children’s Music genre albums through September 19.


    To help you navigate the many children’s albums in the catalog, Patricia Shehan Campbell, Donald E. Peterson Professor of Music at the University of Washington, Advisory Board Chair of Smithsonian Folkways, and educational consultant for the historic recordings of Alan Lomax, chose ten of her favorite Smithsonian Folkways children’s recordings.

    Listen to and read about Patricia Campbell’s playlist here

    On September 9th, Smithsonian Folkways will release a new acquisition, a collection of music from songwriter and producer Bobby Susser. Bobby Susser Songs for Children, originally published between 1994 and 2012 by New Hope Records, is comprised of twelve albums of newly composed vocal and instrumental music, directed toward childhood’s universal development needs. Bobby Susser has worked with a wide array of musicians, from The Drifters' late lead singer Ben E. King (d. 2015) to singer/songwriter Paul Simon.

    Learn more about Bobby Susser and his collection here

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