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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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Smithsonian Folkways Children's Collection
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produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 59 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- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 59 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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Roots of Black Music in America
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1972), 1 hour 20 mins

This two volume-collection, is a survey of instrumental and vocal music from African cultures as well as from African American musicians in the southern United States. Producer Samuel Charters created the album with the intent to provide musical examples from "two worlds" through traditional offerings of African...

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1972), 1 hour 20 mins
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World of Man, Vol. 1: His Work
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produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1956), 23 mins

Produced by famed folklorist and anthropologist Harold Courlander , this first volume of the World of Man series is selected from recordings captured from Brazil to Scotland and various points in between. It relates the “story, music and natural sounds of people at work…their animal calls and hunting cries, t...

produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1956), 23 mins
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With Voices Together We Sing
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986; performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014 (Folkways Records, 1956), 43 mins
This recording was made at a concert Pete Seeger gave at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for an audience of five hundred college students. A testament to Seeger's skill at leading a chorus, this album features songs from several American genres, as well as from Norway, South Africa, the Jewish tradition, and...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986; performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014 (Folkways Records, 1956), 43 mins
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Folk Tales from West Africa
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produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
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