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Dom Flemons - Photo Credit: Timothy Duffy Download
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Anna & Elizabeth - Credit: John CohenDownload
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Anna & Elizabeth - Credit: John Cohen Download
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Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap (photo credit: Jati Lindsay)Download
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Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza (Photo Credit: Anna Zanes)Download
Dane Zanes and Friends (Photo Credit: Anna Zanes)Download
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Rahim AlHaj (photo credit: Michael G. Stewart) / courtesy of Shore Fire MediaDownload
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Rahim AlHaj's Oud (photo credit: Michael G. Stewart)Download
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Anna & Elizabeth - ‘The Invisible Comes to Us’

Release date: 3.30.18

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January 31, 2018

"The American Songster" Dom Flemons Explores History of the American West With Collection of African American Cowboy Songs

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January 24, 2018

Barbara Dane 2-Disc Retrospective Album + Vinyl Re-Issue Of Chambers Brothers Out Feb. 16 On Smithsonian Folkways

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January 11, 2018

Avant-Garde Folk Duo Anna & Elizabeth join Smithsonian Folkways

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January 10, 2018

Hermanos Herrera Debuts With Smithsonian Folkways

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About Smithsonian Folkways:

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, the national museum of the United States. As part of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, we are dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among people through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound.

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. Smithsonian Folkways has continued to expand on Asch's legacy, adding several other record labels to the collections, such as Cook, Monitor, and the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music, and releasing over 400 new recordings that document and celebrate the sounds of the world around us. With the acquisition of Arhoolie Records, the collection consists of more than 3,500 albums and 50,000 tracks along with videos, playlists, podcasts, lesson plans for teachers, and Smithsonian Folkways Magazine.

NOTE: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings retail distribution in the US is through ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance) at 800.239.3232. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings releases are available through record and book outlets. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, as well as Folkways Records, A.R.C.E., Arhoolie, Banjo Builders, Blue Ridge Institute, Cook, Collector, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, I.L.A.M., The Mickey Hart Collection, Monitor, M.O.R.E., Paredon, and UNESCO are available via mail order at 888.FOLKWAYS or 800.410.9815. Visit the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings website at www.folkways.si.edu or write to 600 Maryland Ave. SW, Suite 2001, Washington, DC, 20024.

In 2018, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings celebrates its 70th anniversary, honoring Folkways founder Moses Asch's mission to "document the people's music." As a musical torchbearer and innovator, Dom is committed to extending and reinterpreting Asch's legacy in the modern age. Joining him on this year's extensive release schedule are avant-garde folk duo Anna & Elizabeth, Iraqi-American oud virtuoso Rahim AlHaj, Tejano giants Los Texmaniacs, and special projects that include the 'Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap,' a topical box set on 'The Social Power of Music,' and extensive retrospectives on Folkways greats Pete Seeger and Barbara Dane.

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