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Musics of the Soviet Union
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produced by Theodore Levin, fl. 1989 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 42 mins
Very little indigenous music from the former Soviet Union is known to the West. This recording, from 1988, offers a rich sampling from many of the more than 100 ethnic groups within this vast region. The record begins with passionate Lithuanian lullabies and proceeds through ancient seasonal and ceremonial villa...
produced by Theodore Levin, fl. 1989 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 42 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 44 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1954), 24 mins
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Music of the Bukharan Jewish Ensemble Shashmaqam
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produced by Martin Koenig and Ethel Raim, fl. 1977 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 58 mins
Shashmaqam, a New York based ensemble recognized in their homeland for their extraordinary musical talent, has been performing music and dance from their native Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan since 1983. Their music reflects the many diverse cultures of the region. Perhaps the most distinctive element of their soun...
produced by Martin Koenig and Ethel Raim, fl. 1977 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 58 mins
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(Monitor Records, 2012), 43 mins
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(Monitor Records, 2004), 51 mins
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Armenian Music Through the Ages
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 57 mins
Hagopian is a virtuoso on the ’ud (oud), a principal instrument of Armenian, Turkish, and Arab musical traditions. Included in his repertory are both Armenian classical and folk styles, which in the U.S. have received little exposure outside of the Armenian community. This National Heritage Fellowship award wi...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 57 mins
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Christmas Vespers
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(Monitor Records, 1993), 47 mins

The harmonically rich and deeply moving sound of Russian Orthodox choral repertoire went unheard in the Soviet era. This stirring performance captures the essence of the music’s great revival.

(Monitor Records, 1993), 47 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 46 mins
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Songs of the Soviet Underground
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(Collector Records, 2006), 33 mins

Sung or sometimes whistled in small gatherings, this collection of songs represents the music of defiance that was created during the era of the Soviet Union. In a state where the threat of imprisonment for political commentary was very real, songwriters embedded their secret fears and dreams in code and metaphor....

(Collector Records, 2006), 33 mins
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