Smithsonian Folkways

Opera Album Review: Jonathan Berger’s “Mỹ Lai” — A Miniature Masterpiece

May 24, 2023
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Jonathan Berger’s remarkable chamber opera about the Mỹ Lai Massacre is a powerful artistic and anti-war statement.

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Folk Album Review: “Ears of the People” — Ekonting Songs from Senegal and the Gambia

February 24, 2023
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The banjo’s African relative makes its American debut via a new Smithsonian Folkways album.

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Album Reviews: The Proper Way to Reveal the Sound of the Past

November 13, 2021
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Three releases that do a superb job of preserving and explaining historic recordings.

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