UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music now available in Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

The entire UNESCO Col­lec­tion of Tra­di­tional Music series, recently acquired by Smith­son­ian Folk­ways, is now avail­able in Smith­son­ian Global Sound for Libraries!  Lis­ten now.

We have just released all 127 albums (1,637 tracks) in their entirety.  http://search.alexanderstreet.com/glmu/search?f[0]=place_facet%3ASmithsonian%20Folkways%20Recordings/Audivis-UNESCO&sort_by=real_title_sort&sort_order=ASC

A full list of the albums released can also be found here: http://media.smithsonianfolkways.org/docs/folkways/unesco_complete_list.pdf

A lit­tle bit about this collection:

Orig­i­nally pub­lished between 1961 and 2003, the UNESCO Col­lec­tion of Tra­di­tional Music com­prises of more than 125 albums from around the world. Out of print since 2005, the entire col­lec­tion, includ­ing many pre­vi­ously unre­leased record­ings is now avail­able in its entirety from Alexan­der Street Press. With record­ings from more than 70 nations, the UNESCO Col­lec­tion of Tra­di­tional Music offers a stag­ger­ing diver­sity of our shared humanity.

The United Nations Edu­ca­tional, Sci­en­tific and Cul­tural Orga­ni­za­tion (UNESCO) launched the series in col­lab­o­ra­tion with eth­no­mu­si­col­o­gist Alain Daniélou (1907–1994) and the Inter­na­tional Music Coun­cil (IMC). Col­lab­o­ra­tion con­tin­ued more recently with the Inter­na­tional Coun­cil for Tra­di­tional Music (ICTM). The UNESCO Col­lec­tion of Tra­di­tional Music stands as one of the ear­li­est achieve­ments of UNESCO’s pro­gram for safe­guard­ing and revi­tal­iz­ing intan­gi­ble cul­tural heritage.

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