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The nay is a notoriously difficult instrument, which tends to be a point of pride for Cairo’s nayatiyya, or nay players.
Cultural Sustainability, Music
“Who the hell is Ralph Rinzler?” I asked. “The director of the Smithsonian’s Festival of American Folklife, you idiot!”
Artist Profile, Music, Social Justice
There are times when a songwriter, a song, and a moment come together to make an impact beyond anyone’s expectations.
This video examines Rahim AlHaj’s composition “Running Boy,” drawing from a letter written by Rahim’s nephew Fuad.
Cultural Sustainability, Dance, Music
On one hot August evening, A Tribe Called Red turned the National Museum of the American Indian into a dance party.
Cultural Transmission, Dance, Music
“As Native people, we have to learn to balance two different worlds.”
Al Hurricane’s music and image will forever be synonymous with the proud history of New Mexico.
Artist Profile, Music
Gilberto Reyes is one of the most influential, modest, and under-recognized people in American regional and Mexican traditional music.
Celebrations, Immigration & Migration, Music
Once a year, people gather at Friendship Park in San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico, for a joyous occasion: the Fandango Fronterizo, or border fandango.
Music, Social Justice
Listen to an interview with Arrington de Dionyso about his early inspirations from Folkways Records, the merits of explicit versus implicit political art, and his motivations to create collaborative and challenging music.