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Curated sounds from the Folkways collection
People’s Picks: Jolie Holland
Year: 2021, Tracks: 15, Length: 67:00
People’s Picks: Jake Blount
Year: 2021, Tracks: 15, Length: 47:00
People’s Picks: Josh Rosenthal (of Tompkins Square Records)
Year: 2021, Tracks: 15, Length: 39:00
People’s Picks: Daniel Bachman
Year: 2021, Tracks: 21, Length: 58:00
People’s Picks: Charlie Parr
Year: 2021, Tracks: 20, Length: 122:00
People’s Picks: William Tyler
Year: 2021, Tracks: 12, Length: 61:00
People’s Picks: Marisa Anderson
Year: 2021, Tracks: 19, Length: 55:00
People’s Picks: Yasmin Williams
Year: 2021, Tracks: 22, Length: 102:00
People’s Picks: No-No Boy
Year: 2021, Tracks: 19, Length: 52:00
People’s Picks: Pearl Charles
Year: 2021, Tracks: 30, Length: 117:00
People’s Picks: Ira Kaplan (of Yo La Tengo)
Year: 2021, Tracks: 23, Length: 121:00
People’s Picks: Aaron Dilloway
Year: 2020, Tracks: , Length:
People’s Picks: Bonny Light Horseman
Year: 2020, Tracks: 22, Length: 79:00
People’s Picks: Numero Group
Year: 2020, Tracks: 18, Length: 57:00
People’s Picks: Christopher Paul Stelling
Year: 2020, Tracks: 25, Length: 80:00
People’s Picks: Shannen Moser
Year: 2020, Tracks: 20, Length: 64:00
People’s Picks: This Is the Kit
Year: 2019, Tracks: 50, Length: 143:00
People’s Picks: Itasca
Year: 2019, Tracks: 17, Length: 64:00
People’s Picks: Tom Brosseau
Year: 2019, Tracks: 20, Length: 61:00
People's Picks: Sunny Jain
Year: 2019, Tracks: 12, Length: 70:00
People’s Picks: Hiss Golden Messenger
Year: 2019, Tracks: 57, Length: 169:00
People’s Picks: House and Land
Year: 2019, Tracks: 15, Length: 43:00
People’s Picks: Our Native Daughters
Year: 2019, Tracks: 23, Length: 75:00
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
Year: 2018, Tracks: 13, Length: 36:32
Blues Legacy of Phil Wiggins
Year: 2018, Tracks: 5, Length: 24:09
Appalachian Women
Year: 2018, Tracks: 8, Length: 29:33
Groundhog Day
Year: 2018, Tracks: 10, Length: 22:22
IlluminAsia
Year: 2017, Tracks: 18, Length: 62:55
Anti-Fascism and Racial Struggle in Song
Year: 2017, Tracks: 12, Length: 29:13
Celebrate the Solar Eclipse with Folkways
Year: 2017, Tracks: 10, Length: 27:40
Experimentalism and the ‘Whole World of Music’
Year: 2017, Tracks: 10, Length: 35:05
Henry Cowell: Mellifluous Cacophony
Year: 2017, Tracks: 6, Length: 15:12
Jon Appleton Sampler
Year: 2017, Tracks: 5, Length: 43:19
People's Picks: Routes to American Musical Treasures
Year: 2017, Tracks: 16, Length: 47:45
Women's Liberation
Year: 2017, Tracks: 15, Length: 50:12
People's Picks: American Latino National Heritage Fellows
Year: 2017, Tracks: 13, Length: 49:08
People's Picks: Sound Introductions
Year: 2017, Tracks: 16, Length: 55:06
Alan Singer’s Folk Song to Hip Hop Inspiration
Year: 2016, Tracks: 12, Length: 36:53
Dan Zanes’ Playlist for Children
Year: 2016, Tracks: 20, Length: 39:47
Children’s Music from Around the World
Year: 2016, Tracks: 15, Length: 34:40
Freedom Sounds from Smithsonian Folkways
Year: 2016, Tracks: 16, Length: 52:06
Bobby Susser Songs for Children Collection Sampler
Year: 2016, Tracks: 12, Length: 35:59
Back to School with a Joyful Noise
Year: 2016, Tracks: 10, Length: 26:54
Happy 4th of July from Smithsonian Folkways!
Year: 2016, Tracks: 7, Length: 17:41
People's Picks: A Polyrhythmic Tour with Wild Belle's Elliot Bergman
Year: 2016, Tracks: 14, Length: 61:28
Ralph Stanley Tribute Playlist
Year: 2016, Tracks: 7, Length: 19:26
Huib Schippers’ Folkways Moments
Year: 2016, Tracks: 10, Length: 108:42
People's Picks: Sounds of California by Betto Arcos
Year: 2016, Tracks: 14, Length: 63:07
Radio Jarochelo: Connecting Communities
Year: 2016, Tracks: 4, Length: 12:03
Yiddish Song Smuggling
Year: 2016, Tracks: 4, Length: 10:38
Rasta Sounds Connect Ethiopia to the Americas
Year: 2016, Tracks: 6, Length: 23:36
Alza Tu Voz (Speak Out): From Picket Line to Radio
Year: 2016, Tracks: 11, Length: 41:49
People's Picks:
World-Expanding Sounds with Sylvan Esso
Year: 2016, Tracks: 20, Length: 53:55
People's Picks: Behind Bonnie "Prince" Billy - The Roots of Will Oldham
Year: 2015, Tracks: 13, Length: 35:35
People's Picks: Singing Soul Food - A Playlist from the Southern Foodways Alliance
Year: 2015, Tracks: 16, Length: 44:42
People’s Picks: The Black Twig Pickers’ Picks
Year: 2015, Tracks: 14, Length: 52:50
People's Picks: Zooglobble Approved Smithsonian Folkways Songs for Kids
Year: 2015, Tracks: 20, Length: 51:37
People's Picks: Warren Defever’s World of Sound
Year: 2015, Tracks: 15, Length: 42:10
People’s Picks: A Southern Songs Playlist by Valerie June
Year: 2015, Tracks: 16, Length: 47:20
Roots of the Grateful Dead from Smithsonian Folkways
Year: 2015, Tracks: 16, Length: 52:26
Sounds That Inspired a Recordist
Year: 2015, Tracks: 12, Length: 30:26
A Listening Guide to the UNESCO Collection
Year: 2015, Tracks: 13, Length: 49:24
People's Picks: A Dissident Gardens Audio Companion by Jonathan Lethem
Year: 2015, Tracks: 14, Length: 46:37
Remembering Jean Ritchie
Year: 2015, Tracks: 12, Length: 37:24
People's Pick's: Selections from BRI's Virginia Traditions Series by Daniel Bachman
Year: 2015, Tracks: 18, Length: 50:13
Cherry Blossom Playlist
Year: 2015, Tracks: 12, Length: 41:25
Music of Mardi Gras Indians
Year: 2015, Tracks: 7, Length: 30:42
Songs of Solidarity in Hard Times
Year: 2014, Tracks: 13, Length: 24:46
Bev Grant and Working Women
Year: 2014, Tracks: 17, Length: 61:10
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music Sampler
Year: 2014, Tracks: 6, Length: 13:49
Peace Songs of the 1960s
Year: 2014, Tracks: 10, Length: 38:05
Folkways Cantorials 1947-1965
Year: 2014, Tracks: 6, Length: 25:14
Adhān: Muslim call to prayer
Year: 2013, Tracks: 6, Length: 17:08
Sounds of Africa from Smithsonian Folkways
Year: 2013, Tracks: 50, Length: 147:00
Cantorials
Year: 2013, Tracks: 43, Length: 202:51
A Quarter Century of Smithsonian Folkways
Year: 2013, Tracks: 26, Length: 77:28
Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement
Year: 2013, Tracks: 13, Length: 49:25
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? from Smithsonian Folkways
Year: 2013, Tracks: 196, Length: 559:03
Super Sonic Inaugural Weekend: Sounds and Songs of the American Presidency
Year: 2013, Tracks: 51, Length: 67:28
Music of Colombia
Year: 2012, Tracks: 15, Length: 53:48
Sounds of Haiti
Year: 2012, Tracks: 14, Length: 46:36
Archive Spotlight: ILAM
Year: 2012, Tracks: 10, Length: 25:42
Throat Singing
Year: 2012, Tracks: 13, Length: 21:46
Civil War Songs and Sounds
Year: 2012, Tracks: 13, Length: 50:05
The Sounds of Peace Corps Countries
Year: 2012, Tracks: 15, Length: 50:33
Rhythm & Blues
Year: 2012, Tracks: 15, Length: 34:53
Boogie Woogie Piano
Year: 2012, Tracks: 10, Length: 30:16
The Roots of Rhythm & Blues
Year: 2012, Tracks: 15, Length: 40:49
Selections from the Solidarity Sing Along songbook
Year: , Tracks: 24, Length: 63:03
Crossroads at Congo Square
Year: , Tracks: 15, Length: 54:15