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    Smithsonian Global Sound web site re-directs to

    Starting August 31st, all of the content and features of Smithsonian Global Sound (, an educational initiative launched by Smithsonian Folkways in 2005, will be available at the Smithsonian Folkways web site (, and the Smithsonian Global Sound web site will re-direct to This change best serves the users of both websites so that the recordings are available for sample and purchase (on CD or digital download) from a single online destination. Users of can use the same login and password at

    In addition to offering recordings from Smithsonian Folkways and partner archives, the Smithsonian Folkways web site also features all the educational tools, videos, radio streams and podcasts, and feature articles previously found on the Smithsonian Global Sound web site. New features are added frequently, most notably in the new online multimedia Smithsonian Folkways Magazine.

    Going forward, Smithsonian Folkways continues to partner with archives worldwide to increase global, digital access. In addition, universities and other institutions may subscribe (via Alexander Street Press) to Music Online/Smithsonian Global Sound® for Libraries for unlimited, full-length streaming of the entire Smithsonian Folkways collection. Please click here for more information.