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Sounds of America from Smithsonian Folkways

The United States is made of people from all walks of life, resulting in an equally diverse variety of music. One does not have to be born American; one can become an American through residence and citizenship, and that is reflected in the many musical traditions that retain international influences while never standing still. In this playlist, Smithsonian Folkways presents music of African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, New Orleans Jazz, and many, many more traditions. Listen and enjoy this “mix” from the United States.