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Praise the Lord: Gospel Music in Washington, D.C.
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 2 mins
Praise the Lord! presents contemporary performances that draw on many traditions of African American religious music in the Washington, D.C. area. Nine groups perform a wide variety of gospel styles in solo, duet, quartet, and choir. Recorded at the Bible Way Temple in 1998 by the Anacostia Museum and Center for...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 2 mins
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Puerto Rican Music in Hawaii
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produced by Ted Solís, fl. 1989 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 43 mins
A fascinating 16 track collection of dance music that creates a panorama of Puerto Rican musical life in Hawai'i and bears a striking resemblance to Tex-Mex conjunto music. Artists include Charles Figueroa, Virginia Rodrigues, Glenn Ferreira, and others.

"...[A] superb reminder that some of our best music can...
produced by Ted Solís, fl. 1989 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 43 mins
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Quisqueya en el Hudson: Dominican Music in New York
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour
Quisqueya en el Hudson: Dominican Music in New York is an exciting, fast-paced journey through music from the Dominican Republic that has made New York City its home. This extraordinary assortment of Dominican styles in a single CD features the ever-popular merengue, folk-religious singing and drumming, worki...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour
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Rhythm and Game Songs for the Little Ones
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 24 mins
Ella guides nursery school children through simple, engaging rhythm exercises, encouraging them to vary lyrics, tunes, and activities. Playful songs include Hop, Skip, Jump to My Lou; Teddy Bear; and Jack and Jill.
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 24 mins
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Rhythms of Life, Songs of Wisdom: Akan Music from Ghana
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 12 mins
This recording leaves the listener breathless and astounded by the musical richness of this small area of Africa. In these performances from remote areas of central Ghana, the collective musical genius of everyday farmers, fisher-folk, traders, and civil servants bursts forth. Their singing and chanting moves th...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 12 mins
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Rhythms of Rapture: Sacred Musics of Haitian Vodou
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produced by Elizabeth McAlister (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 1 hour
Features recent innovations and traditional roots of this potent music. Cuts from live Vodou ceremonies are juxtaposed with performances by well-known Haitian artists, such as Boukman Experyans, RaRa Machine, Boukan Ginen and RAM. A cascade of sounds—Haitian Kreyol, the blowing of a conch shell, powerful drummi...
produced by Elizabeth McAlister (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 1 hour
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Richmond Blues
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 1 hour 6 mins
In Richmond Blues, guitarist-singer John Cephas and his harmonica-player partner Phil Wiggins personify the century-old blues sound of the Piedmont, the Appalachian foothills running from Richmond to Atlanta. Drawing from roots of ragtime, ballads, country, old-time string band, rhythm and blues, and more, Ric...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 1 hour 6 mins
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Romancing the Past
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produced by Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Gilberto Puente, Raúl Puente, fl. 1950 and Bebo Cárdenas, Los Tres Reyes (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 1 hour 10 mins, 20 page(s)
produced by Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Gilberto Puente, Raúl Puente, fl. 1950 and Bebo Cárdenas, Los Tres Reyes (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 1 hour 10 mins, 20 page(s)
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Sakura: A Musical Celebration of the Cherry Blossoms
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 48 mins
The harmony between humanity and nature constitutes an ideal state in Japanese music. In spring, the beautiful but short-lived sakura (flowering cherry tree)—Japan's most celebrated plant whose blossom is the national flower—powerfully symbolizes the transient splendor of human life. Each year, in Washington,...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 48 mins
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The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan
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produced by Ted Levin, 1951- and Jean During, 1947- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 2 hours 27 mins
What if Marco Polo had owned a tape recorder? And what if his epic travels along the Silk Road had taken place not at the end of the 13th century, but at the beginning of the 21st? Far-fetched conjectures to be sure, but our compilation The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan offers a glimpse of the rich musical life...
produced by Ted Levin, 1951- and Jean During, 1947- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 2 hours 27 mins
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