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SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS

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 reproducible.

THE WORLD
Smithsonian Folkways World Music Collection        
AFRICA
Benin Ghana Mali
Yoruba Drums from Benin, West Africa Rhythms of Life, Songs of Wisdom: Akan Music from Ghana Mali Lolo! Stars of Mali
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bhutan China Indonesia
Music of the Bhutan Flower Drum and Other Chinese Folk Songs Discover Indonesia: Music of Indonesia
Iran Myanmar Thailand
Classical Music of Iran: The Dastgah Systems Burmese Folk and Traditional Music Royal Court Music of Thailand
The Silk Road    
The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan        
EUROPE
All Europe Czechoslovakia Poland
Khevrisa: European Klezmer Music Folk Songs from Czechoslovakia Polish Folk Songs and Dances
Scotland Yugoslavia  
Scotland the Real: Music from Contemporary Caledonia Folk Music of Yugoslavia    
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