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Por Por: Honk Horn Music of Ghana
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 12 mins
A world premier: squeeze-bulb honk horns join bells, drums, and voices to sound the world of union drivers and their vehicles on the 50th anniversary of Ghana's independence. Recorded by Steven Feld. 40-page booklet, extensive notes, 42 color and historic black and white photographs. 72 minutes.

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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 12 mins
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Badenya: Manden Jaliya in New York City
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 6 mins
Originally from Mali, Guinea, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau, these artists are now part of the global beat of New York City's music scene. Though their music has a distinctively contemporary Afropop sound, they are all jalilu—practitioners of ancient performance traditions dating back to the 13th century Empire of M...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 6 mins
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Safarini in transit: Music of African immigrants
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produced by Andrew C. Frankel and Joan Rabinowitz, fl. 2000 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 7 mins
Musicians from Ghana, Kenya, Republic of Congo, and Zimbabwe lead powerful performances by five ensembles of African musicians who now live in the United States. Studio recordings from 1995-1998, these rhythmic tracks feature memories of childhood, the instrumentation and performance styles of contemporary Afropo...
produced by Andrew C. Frankel and Joan Rabinowitz, fl. 2000 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 7 mins
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Miwow Nenyo
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produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945-; in Smithsonian Folkways Children's Collection (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 2 mins
Twenty-six songs, play-party games, and poems selected from over 200 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and Folkways Records present a panorama of music performed for and by young children. Includes notes, song texts, and a complete list of recordings for children. Well-loved songs and unexpected treasures from Lea...
produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945-; in Smithsonian Folkways Children's Collection (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 2 mins
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Smithsonian Folkways World Music Collection
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produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 6 mins
This is a compilation of Folkways recordings. Please see the abstract field for each track for a citation to the source recording from which it came.
produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 6 mins
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Echoes of Timbuktu and Beyond in Congo Square, U.S.A.
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produced by Bilal Abdurahman (Folkways Records, 1979), 43 mins

"Kings, Queens and lesser royal-emeshed in a web of til and toil; They crossed a sea in great despair from Timbuktu to Congo Square." This collection of music and poetry by Bilal Abdurahman is an investigation of the roots of African-American music. Abdurahman’s awareness of the unmistakable influences of Afr...

produced by Bilal Abdurahman (Folkways Records, 1979), 43 mins
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Children's Songs for Games from Africa: With Kojo Fosu and Edwina Hunter
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produced by Ann M.F. Baiden (Folkways Records, 1979), 40 mins

Kojo Fosu and Edwina Hunter introduce children’s play songs from Africa, breaking down the complex polyrhythms and syllables so that children can learn how to produce them for themselves. With directions to the games in the liner notes, this recording becomes a highly interactive sport.

produced by Ann M.F. Baiden (Folkways Records, 1979), 40 mins
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Morasha: Traditional Jewish Musical Heritage
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produced by Amnon Shiloah (Folkways Records, 1978), 52 mins

Biblical chanting, prayers, holy and profane songs, tunes for the Sabbath, feasts and Holy Days—these largely vocal "authentic songs" were collected by Dr. Amnon Shiloah from highly accomplished, non-professional musicians. "Morasha" means "heritage."

produced by Amnon Shiloah (Folkways Records, 1978), 52 mins
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