Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, is dedicated to documenting, preserving, and making available "people's music", spoken-word recordings, and sounds from around the world. To that end, the label produces five podcasts featuring recordings from its collection on both its Web site and iTunes. The podcasts include Sounds to Grow On, a 26-part series hosted by Michael Asch, the son of Folkways Records founder Moses Asch, and Sound Sessions Radio, which focuses on some of the collection's more eclectic offerings.