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MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE - Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways [Trailer Video]
If you have ever listened to Lead Belly, Pete Seeger, or Woody Guthrie, then you must know Moses Asch. MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE is a trailer for the Smithsonian Channel documentary Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways, a 60-minute documentary about the 60-year history of the little record label that could. The trailer gives a look into Moses Asch, the man who founded Folkways and made it all happen. Narrated by Pete Seeger and featuring interviews with dozens of artists and producers, this program is a companion to the 2008 book, Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways written by Richard Carlin: From Smithsonian Channel: Folkways Records founder Moses Asch turned the music business model on its head. He avoided hitmakers and catered to unknown musicians. He dug into vanishing traditions around the world to harness music and sounds that inspire people. Artists like Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly can still be heard on this original indie label with the mission of gathering sound and spreading it to the people. Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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1 min 11 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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