Every Tone a Testimony

Every Tone a Testimony

produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 31 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
This double CD draws upon the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound—an aural history. Encompassing both the African American oral and literary traditions, these 59 tracks feature an unparalleled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetry, and prose by historically renowned African American musicians, writers, and activists. The sounds collected here are testimony to the power, creativity, and resilience of Black expressive forms that have received recognition throughout the world. 59 tracks run two hours and 27 minutes. 40-page booklet.
Content Type
Music recording
2 hours 31 mins
Sub Genre
American History, Spoken Word, Poetry, Prose
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Robert H. Catalotti, 1955-
Release Date
American Music, World Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Spoken Word and Sounds, United States and Canada, Grabaciones de Voz y Sonidos, Palavra Falada e Sons, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Grabaciones de Voz y Sonidos, Palavra Falada e Sons, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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