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Music of the World's Peoples: Vol. 1
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produced by Henry Cowell, 1897-1965 (Folkways Records, 1951), 49 mins

Hear a girls’ chorus from Madagascar, an Irish reel played on uileann pipes (bagpipes), a Greek Orthodox church choir singing medieval organum(an early form of polyphony). Selections also come from Japan, Nigeria, India, France, Tahiti and Iceland. The musical journey continues in four subsequent volumes.

produced by Henry Cowell, 1897-1965 (Folkways Records, 1951), 49 mins
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Music of the World's Peoples: Vol. 2
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produced by Henry Cowell, 1897-1965 (Folkways Records, 1952), 45 mins

Continuing where Volume 1 left off, this album includes traditional musics of twelve different cultures, from Cuban to Sioux, Azerbaijani and Congolese. There are dances, work songs, songs of love and farewell. This is an extraordinarily diverse sampling of music from around the world. Three more volumes were pu...

produced by Henry Cowell, 1897-1965 (Folkways Records, 1952), 45 mins
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Music of the World's Peoples: Vol. 3
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produced by Henry Cowell, 1897-1965 (Folkways Records, 1955), 48 mins

Twenty-one short vocal and instrumental pieces from around the world are presented in an extremely diverse collection, the third of five volumes in this series. Examples include a pair of Bone Games from Washington Coast Native Americans and Kalipay Merrymaking from the Philippines, to name but a few.

produced by Henry Cowell, 1897-1965 (Folkways Records, 1955), 48 mins
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Music of the World's Peoples: Vol. 4
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produced by Henry Cowell, 1897-1965 (Folkways Records, 1958), 51 mins

Tour the world of music, experiencing an Ituri Forest Pygmy circumcision rite, virtuosic Swiss yodeling and kanéka (a Hawaiian version of reggae). Part of a five-volume series, this nineteen-track compilation gives a summary of many diverse musical styles. (See also FW04504, FW04505, FW04506, FW04508.)

produced by Henry Cowell, 1897-1965 (Folkways Records, 1958), 51 mins
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Music of the World's Peoples: Vol. 5
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produced by Henry Cowell, 1897-1965 (Folkways Records, 1961), 56 mins

Singing, chanting and playing instruments—music is a human activity that often draws a community together. Musicians from Haiti, Poland, Burma, Fiji and Scotland share their ways of making a joyful noise on this final volume in the Music of the World’s Peoples collection. (See also FW04504, FW04505, FW04506 and...

produced by Henry Cowell, 1897-1965 (Folkways Records, 1961), 56 mins
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Toward World Understanding with Song
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produced by Robert Evans Nye, fl. 1966 (Folkways Records, 1966), 1 hour 18 mins
produced by Robert Evans Nye, fl. 1966 (Folkways Records, 1966), 1 hour 18 mins
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Wood That Sings: Indian Fiddle Music of the Americas
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produced by Terence Winch, 1945- and Nicholas R. Spitzer, fl. 1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 13 mins
This anthology of Indian fiddle music of the Americas features performances by Indian musicians from Nova Scotia and Manitoba to North Dakota and Arizona, to Mexico, Peru, and elsewhere in Latin America. Using this most popular of instruments as a way to explore the great variety and creativity of Indian musical...
produced by Terence Winch, 1945- and Nicholas R. Spitzer, fl. 1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 13 mins
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