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Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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600 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20024
ph. 202-633.6450

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Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, the national museum of the United States. We are dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound. We believe that musical and cultural diversity contributes to the vitality and quality of life throughout the world. Through the dissemination of audio recordings and educational materials we seek to strengthen people's engagement with their own cultural heritage and to enhance their awareness and appreciation of the cultural heritage of others. Our mission is the legacy of Moses Asch, who founded Folkways Records in 1948 to document “people's music,” spoken word, instruction, and sounds from around the world. The Smithsonian acquired Folkways from the Asch estate in 1987, and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has continued the Folkways commitment to cultural diversity, education, increased understanding, and lively engagement with the world of sound.

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    The Sky Is Blue (April 01, 2008)
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    Mary Lou Williams Presents Black Christ of the Andes (September 12, 2004)
  3. Badenya: Manden Jaliya in New York City Badenya
    Badenya: Manden Jaliya in New York City (October 09, 2002)
  4. [no cover] James P. Johnson
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