Iowa State Fare: Music from the Heartland

Iowa State Fare: Music from the Heartland

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 52 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music
Scandinavian string band melodies, Meskwaki Indian love songs, gospel harmonies, polkas, old-time fiddling, Mexican folk songs, and blues are some of the vibrant community-based musical traditions presented in this unique collection of Iowa music. Iowa State Fare showcases the vitality and diversity of the state's musical traditions on the occasion of the celebration of 150 years of Iowa statehood. These 1996 studio recordings feature eight ensembles and one solo performer selected to appear in the Iowa Sesquicentennial program at the Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife. The CD booklet features essays, bibliographic information, and lyrics with translations. "The joys of Iowa's indigenous musics abound." —Icon
Content Type
Music recording
52 mins
Sub Genre
Polka, Southern Gospel, Blues, Folk Song
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Release Date
World Music, American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, United States and Canada, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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