• Smithsonian Folkways FW-02461-CCD Music of New Orleans- Vol. 1- Music of the Streets- Music of Mardi Gras

Smithsonian Folkways FW-02461-CCD Music of New Orleans- Vol. 1- Music of the Streets- Music of Mardi Gras

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Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution the national museum of the United States. They are dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation preservation and dissemination of sound. Folkways Records believe that musical and cultural diversity contributes to the vitality and quality of life throughout the world. Through the dissemination of audio recordings and educational materials Folkways Records seek to strengthen people s engagement with their own cultural heritage and to enhance their awareness and appreciation of the cultural heritage of others. Our mission is the legacy of Moses Asch who founded Folkways Records in 1948 to document people s music spoken word instruction and sounds from around the world. The Smithsonian acquired Folkways from the Asch estate in 1987 and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has continued the Folkways commitment to cultural diversity education increased understanding and lively engagement with the world of sound. This fascinating collection of music from the streets of New Orleans was recorded between 1954 and 1958 and includes an inspiring variety of material from vegetable peddlers street cries to the musical saw and brass bands from a shoeshine boy s hambone to Sister Dora Alexander s impassioned Russia Let God s Moon Alone written the day after Russia launched a satellite.
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