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“People are going to be like, ‘Are there even that many black female banjo players?’ Yes.”
Music, Work Life
Meredith Holmgren is part of a new curatorial team that will spotlight little-known stories, historical collections, and present-day issues of women in the United States.
Music, Sports & Games
In 1793, British Captain George Vancouver gifted Hawaiian King Kamehameha I a small amount of cattle that quickly multiplied.
When Carmen Dias discovered mariachi music, she discovered herself.
Professor Wesley Thomas and graduate student Sharon Nelson have been key to the program’s inception, relevance, and dramatic growth.
Each year, our understanding of how to juxtapose European classical and traditional Navajo music deepens.
Music, Social Justice
Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles is named for the rainbow flag and the city that makes the group possible.
History, Music, Social Justice
El director emérito de Smithsonian Folkways comparte historias, fotos y videos de su trabajo de campo en Chile, que coincidió con el golpe de estado de Pinochet.
We sing Christian hymns in a vocal style better fitting a frontier camp meeting in the early 1800s—or a punk show—than a mainline church today.
Smithsonian Folkways director emeritus shares stories, photos, and videos from his field work in Chile, which coincided with Pinochet’s coup d’état.