Smithsonian Folkways


@Smithsonian Folkways is the nonprofit record label of the national museum of the United States. Music of, for, and by the people.

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#ThrowbackThursday! ‘Tis the season for the Russian Orthodox a cappella repertoire - “Christmas Vespers”.

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Sneak peek! Stanley Jacobs, leader of Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights, at a recent St. Croix session.

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Album Cover Tuesday! This week's cover marks the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination.

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Album Cover Tuesday! “Fast Folk Musical Magazine Live at the Bottom Line” - a neat B&W & Dave Van Ronk interview.

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Album cover Tuesday! We went back to Dave Van Ronk's first solo album - 1959's “Ballads, Blues, and a Spiritual.”

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It’s Album Cover Tuesday! Here's the new Dave Van Ronk album, “Down in Washington Square," out TODAY.

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Album cover Tuesday! “Diverse Songs & Moods of the 1940's: Stella Brooks and Greta Keller.”

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