Smithsonian Folkways

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. Smithsonian Folkways is part of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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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    World Music  USA  Folk
    Price: 17.98 EURO

    World Music  USA  Afro-American
    Bessie Jones & John Davis & The Georgia Sea Island SingersThe Complete Friends of Old-Time Music Concert SFW40258 CD
    Price: 17.98 EURO

    Jazz  Allgemein
    Price: 100.00 EURO

    World Music  USA  Folk
    Price: 26.99 EURO

    World Music  Asien  Allgemein
    Price: 17.98 EURO

    Pop  Country
    Price: 15.98 EURO

    World Music  USA  Folk
    Price: 16.98 EURO

    World Music  USA  Folk
    Our Native Daughters & Rhiannon Giddens & Amythyst Kiah & Leyla McCalla & Allison RussellSongs Of Our Native Daughters (LP) SFWLP40232 LP
    Price: 26.99 EURO

    World Music  Electronic
    Laurie Anderson & Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris SmithSongs from the Bardo SFW40583 CD
    Price: 16.98 EURO

    World Music  USA  Folk
    Price: 15.98 EURO

    World Music  USA  Afro-American
    Bessie Jones & John Davis & The Georgia Sea Island SingersThe Complete Friends of Old-Time Music Concert SFW40258 CD
    Price: 17.98 EURO

    World Music  Electronic
    Price: 26.99 EURO

    World Music  USA  Folk
    Price: 17.98 EURO

    World Music  USA  Folk
    Price: 26.99 EURO

    World Music  USA  Folk
    Price: 26.99 EURO

    World Music  USA  Folk
    Price: 17.98 EURO

    World Music  Electronic
    Price: 17.98 EURO

    Klassik  Zeitgenössische Klassik
    Kronos Quartet & Rinde Eckert & Vân-Ánh Vanessa VõMy Lai SFW40251 CD
    Price: 17.98 EURO

    World Music  Asien  Allgemein
    Price: 17.98 EURO

    World Music  USA  Folk
    Price: 26.99 EURO

    World Music  USA  Folk
    Price: 17.98 EURO