Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit
record label of the Smithsonian Institution. Dedicated
to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding
among peoples through the world, Folkways' mission is
the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of
sound.to document "people's music," spoken
word, instruction, and sounds from around the world.
The collection is contiually expanding.
Below are some of the titles currently stocked at
The Savvy Traveller.
With every purchase comes the documentation that explains
not just the sounds but their circumstances -- their
who, what, when and why. You listen against the history
of a genre or an instrument or an artist, enter a real
of sound and settle in, till what at first may be foreign
in time becomes familiar.
Many of the CDs are not accompanied by the originial
album cover as some of them are produced only one or
two copies at a time and the covers are not as readily