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Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways Documentary Trailer from Smithsonian Channel

http://tinyurl.com/ye6a2wv Trailer for the Smithsonian Channel documentary Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways, a 60-minute documentary about the 60-year history of the little record label that could. Narrated by Pete Seeger and featuring interviews with dozens of artists and producers, this program is a companion to the 2008 book, Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways written by Richard Carlin: http://tinyurl.com/ye6a2wv The program airs regularly on Smithsonian Channel please click here for a current schedule: http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/smithsonian/schedule.do From Smithsonian Channel: Folkways Records founder Moses Asch turned the music business model on its head. He avoided hit makers and catered to unknown musicians. He dug into vanishing traditions around the world to harness music and sounds that inspire people. Artists like Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly can still be heard on this original indie label with the mission of gathering sound and spreading it to the people. Purchase the book Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways and get an exclusive, free CD sampler! The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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