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Celebrate the Solar Eclipse with Folkways

There are few things more awe-inspiring than a solar eclipse. For centuries, people across the globe have met these astronomical events with celebration, fear, and wonder. Each element of an eclipse—earth, sun, and moon—has long inspired artists in both imagery and metaphor. This playlist celebrates the 2017 solar eclipse with songwriters, poets, and musicians who provide depth and dimension to each of these celestial wonders. From a folk classic like “House of the Rising Sun” and a jazz standard like “How High the Moon,” to Sarah Webster Fabio’s allegorical “Eclipse” and a playful rendition of Len Chandler’s “Run Come See the Sun” by Pete Seeger, this compilation is sure to serve as an enjoyable accompaniment to any eclipse experience.