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Sangoma dance aesthetic [videorecording] : choreographing spirituality

Author:
Du Plessis, André Pieter  Search this
Nzewi, Meki  Search this
Mmino (Program)  Search this
Physical description:
1 DVD : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Songs and music
Place:
South Africa
Date:
2005
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Healers  Search this
Blacks  Search this
Call number:
video 001154
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_972277

Dances of our pioneers / collected by Grace L. Ryan ; Music arrangements by Robert T. Benford ; illustrations by Brooks Emerson

Author:
Ryan, Grace Laura  Search this
Benford, Robert T  Search this
De Vincent Collection of American Sheet Music  Search this
Physical description:
196 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Scores
Place:
United States
Date:
1939
1926
[c1939]
Topic:
Folk dancing  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Call number:
M1629.R95 1939X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_365975

Folk Arts Center, 1944

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cadwell, Paul, 1889-1985 ((banjoist))  Search this
Reed, Frances  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Thank you note for 5 string banjo performance of American folk dance music. (1 item)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Paul Cadwell Banjo Collection, 1883-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Paul Cadwell Banjo Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0387-ref1472

Moses and Frances Asch Collection

Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Names:
Courlander, Harold, 1908-1996  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Jenkins, Ella  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Extent:
841 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Date:
1926-1986
bulk 1948-1986
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.
Scope and Contents:
The Moses and Frances Asch Collection measures 841 cubic feet and dates from 1926-1987, with some contemporary, relevant correspondence, clippings, and ephemera added after 1987.

Most of the collection consists of audio recordings (commercial 78 rpm and long-playing records, open reel tapes, acetate discs, and test pressings), correspondence with recording artists and producers, artwork, photographs, ephemera, clippings, record production materials, writings, and business papers relating to Folkways Records. Materials relating to Folkways Records can be found primarily in the Correspondence, Folkways Production, Business Records, Photographs, Artwork, Sound Recordings, and Film series.

The collection also contains some biographical materials and personal correspondence, including materials related to Asch's first business, Radio Laboratories, located in the Biographical Materials series. Correspondence, ephemera, photographs, record production materials, business papers, and recordings relating to Asch's record labels before Folkways Records (Asch Recordings, Disc Company of America, Cub Records) are located in the Early Label Materials series as well as the Audio Recordings and Photographs series.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged in 10 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-1987

Series 2: Folkways Production, 1946-1987

Series 3: Business Records, 1940-1987

Series 4: Woody Guthrie papers, 1927-1985

Series 5: Early Label Materials, 1940-1949

Series 6: Biographical Materials, 1926-1987

Series 7: Photographs

Series 8: Artwork

Series 9: Audio Recordings

Series 10: Film

At this time, the collection is partially processed. Please contact rinzlerarchives@si.edu for more information.
Biographical/Historical note:
The son of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch, Moses Asch was born in Poland in 1905. His childhood was spent in Poland, France, Germany, and New York. While young, Asch developed an interest in radio electronics, which ultimately lead him to his life's work, recording the music and sounds of the world. He established several record labels in succession, sometimes partnering with other record companies. Two of his fist record companies, Asch Recordings and DISC Co. of America, went bankrupt. They were followed by his best-known label, Folkways Records, which was founded in 1948 with Marian Distler (1919-1964). He was still working on Folkways recordings when he died in 1986.

Folkways Records sought to document the entire world of sound. The 2,168 titles Asch released on Folkways include traditional and contemporary music from around the world, spoken word in many languages, and documentary recordings of individuals, communities, and current events. Asch's business practices revolved around the commitment to keep every recording issued by Folkways in print, despite low sales. Asch stayed afloat by cutting costs where he could (such as color printing) and offering a high-quality product, meticulously recorded and accompanied by extensive liner notes. In doing this, he could charge a slightly higher price than other commercial outfits. Despite a tenuous relationship with financial solvency, Folkways grew to be not only one of the most important independent record companies in the United States in the 20th century, but also one of the largest and most influential record companies in the world.

Moses Asch's record labels featured famous and lesser known American writers, poets, documentarians, ethnographers, and grass roots musicians on commercial recordings. American folk icon Woody Guthrie recorded on the Asch, Disc, and Folkways labels, and the Asch Collection includes some of his correspondence, lyrics, drawings, and writings. The collection also includes correspondence with other notable musicians and artists such as John Cage, Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Ewan MacColl, Alan Lomax, Henry Cowell, and Kenneth Patchen. Also in the collection are ethnographic field notes and photographs by as well as correspondence with Béla Barók, Sidney Robertson Cowell, Harold Courlander, Helen Creighton, Laura Boulton, and Samuel Charters. Asch hired various prominent artists and graphic designers including David Stone Martin, Ben Shahn, John Carlis, and Ronald Clyne to create album cover art for his recordings. Much of the original art and designs for these covers can be found in the Asch Collection.

Asch's output of recordings on various labels, including published recordings, open reel master tapes, outtakes, and acetate disks, in addition to his business papers, correspondence, photographs, and other files were acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1987. The collection came to the Smithsonian with the understanding that all 2168 titles under the Folkways label would be kept available in perpetuity.
Provenance:
Ralph Rinzler arranged the Smithsonian's acquisition of the Moses and Frances Asch Collection in 1987, beginning with Asch before his death in 1986 and continuing with extensive discussions between Rinzler and the Asch family. Since its acquisition, archivist Jeff Place and others have added contemporary, relevant correspondence with Folkways artists and related individuals.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Oral interpretation of poetry  Search this
Oral interpretation of fiction  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 19th century  Search this
Music -- 18th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
World music  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Vocal music  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-asch
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Festival Recordings: Pakistani Stage: Mohammed, Nazir, Malang, Abbas, Mushtaq, Mohammed [sound recording]

Creator:
Old Ways in the New World 1976  Search this
Performer:
Malang, Charli  Search this
Mohammad, Fateh  Search this
Nazir, Mohammad  Search this
Mohammed, Ghulam  Search this
Mansha, Mohammad  Search this
Mushtag, Sain  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Culture:
Pakistanis  Search this
Makrani  Search this
Panjabis (South Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Pakistan
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Dance music  Search this
World music  Search this
Muggurman  Search this
Purkash  Search this
Shehnai  Search this
Dholi  Search this
Chimta  Search this
Dance  Search this
Local number:
FP-1976-7RR-1591
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_329302

Festival Recordings: Pakistani Stage: Mall; Mansha; Faqir, Kambrani, Ghafoor, Mansha, Mohammed, Mushtaq, Qasim, Abbas [sound recording]

Creator:
Old Ways in the New World  Search this
Performer:
Mansha, Mohammad  Search this
Mushtag, Sain  Search this
Faqir, Allan  Search this
Ghafoor, Faqir Abdul  Search this
Mohammed, Ghulam  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Culture:
Pakistanis  Search this
Panjabis (South Asian people)  Search this
Sindhi (South Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Pakistan
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Lok Git (Music)  Search this
World music  Search this
Ho Jamalo dance music  Search this
Bhangra (Music)  Search this
Chimta  Search this
Dholi  Search this
Khartal (Clappers)  Search this
Shehnai  Search this
Dance  Search this
Harvesting  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Local number:
FP-1976-7RR-1593
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_329304

Festival Recordings: Pakistani Stage: Mansham, Mohammed, Zardari, Kambrani, Khan; Mansha; Qasim, Hakim [sound recording]

Creator:
Old Ways in the New World 1976  Search this
Performer:
Mohammed, Ghulam  Search this
Mansha, Mohammad  Search this
Khan, Khameesu  Search this
Zardārī, Mitha Khan 1918-2011  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Culture:
Pakistanis  Search this
Panjabis (South Asian people)  Search this
Sindhi (South Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Pakistan
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Ho Jamalo dance music  Search this
Dholi  Search this
Shehnai  Search this
Alg-oj-a  Search this
Ghatam  Search this
Khanjari (Drum)  Search this
Dance  Search this
World music  Search this
Local number:
FP-1976-7RR-1595
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_329305

Festival Recordings: Pakistani Stage: Khan, Mansha, Zardari, Kambrani, Faqir; Qasir, Parveen, Baluch, Abbas [sound recording]

Creator:
Old Ways in the New World  Search this
Performer:
Mansha, Mohammad  Search this
Mushtag, Sain  Search this
Khan, Khameesu  Search this
Zardārī, Mitha Khan 1918-2011  Search this
Baluch, Faiz Mohamad, d. 1980  Search this
Kambrani, Ghulam Haidar  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Culture:
Pakistanis  Search this
Panjabis (South Asian people)  Search this
Sindhi (South Asian people)  Search this
Makrani  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Pakistan
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Lok Git (Music)  Search this
World music  Search this
Ho Jamalo dance music  Search this
Chimta  Search this
Dholi  Search this
Alg-oj-a  Search this
Ghatam  Search this
Khanjari (Drum)  Search this
Dhanbura  Search this
Dance  Search this
Local number:
FP-1976-7RR-1603
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_329309

Danzas folklóricas en la villa de Los Santos / Julio Arosemena Moreno

Author:
Arosemena Moreno, Julio  Search this
Physical description:
155 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Panama
Los Santos
Date:
1977
Topic:
Folk dancing  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Masks  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_480147

Encyclopedia of nongak : community band music, dance and rituals in Korea / publisher, Yoon Sung-yong (Director, National Folk Museum of Korea) ; supervisor, Lee Kwan-ho (Director, Folklore Research Division) ; English translation, Saltlux

Title:
Nongak : community band music, dance and rituals in Korea
Publisher:
Yun, Sŭng-yong 1952-  Search this
Supervisor:
Yi, Kwan-ho  Search this
Issuing body:
Kungnip Minsok Pangmulgwan (Korea)  Search this
Physical description:
383 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Encyclopedias
Place:
Korea
Date:
2018
Topic:
Folk dance music  Search this
Farmers--Songs and music  Search this
Folk dancing  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106707

Folk music of the Mediterranean [sound recording] / selected by Henry Cowell

Commentator:
Cowell, Henry 1897-1965  Search this
Performer:
Tage, Youssef  Search this
Mahi, Abdulial  Search this
Escudero, Vincente  Search this
Bey, Osman  Search this
Gangone, G.  Search this
Ruggiu, Peppino  Search this
Oñatibia, Juan  Search this
Lanas, Raimundo  Search this
Troupe Chaoueche Saad, La  Search this
Caldiero Trio  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Mediterranean Region
Spain
Date:
1952
Topic:
World music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Basques  Search this
Local number:
FW04501
Folkways 451
Folkways 4501
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232255
Additional Online Media:

Music of Soviet Republics [sound recording]

Physical description:
4 phonograph records : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
1939
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-0400
Stinson 228
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_320704

Voices of forgotten worlds : traditional music of indigenous people / compiled and edited by Larry Blumenfeld ; forewords by Julian Burger and David Lewiston ; music compiled by Brooke Wentz

Author:
Blumenfeld, Larry  Search this
Wentz, Brooke  Search this
Physical description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm + 2 compact discs
Type:
Music
Date:
1993
©1993
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Chants  Search this
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_918117

The Eagle's Children 1992

Physical description:
reference 1 video cassette (39 minutes) sound color 1/2 inch
archival original 1 reel (1,470 feet) sound color 16mm
Culture:
Totonac  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Mexico
North America
United States
Texas
California
Date:
1992
Topic:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Totonac Indians  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Folk dancing  Search this
Music  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Dances  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2004.14.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_307207

Dances of Austria, vol. 1 [sound recording] / played by Karl Kubat and his Brass Folk Dance Band

Title:
Folk dances of Austria, no. 1: recorded in Austria
Austrian folk dances, vol. 1
Performer:
Kubat, Karl 1919-2000  Search this
Editor:
Krenhuber, Hans  Search this
Commentator:
Lipner, Stu  Search this
Lipner, Ronnie  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Production supervisor:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Austrians  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Austria
Date:
1959
Topic:
Folk dance music  Search this
Brass band music  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 8837
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232915

Dances of Austria, vol. 2 [sound recording] / played by Karl Kubat and his brass folk dance band

Title:
Folk dances of Austria, no. 2: recorded in Austria
Performer:
Kubat, Karl 1919-2000  Search this
Editor:
Krenhuber, Hans  Search this
Commentator:
Lipner, Stu  Search this
Lipner, Ronnie  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Production supervisor:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Austrians  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Austria
Date:
1959
Topic:
Folk dance music  Search this
Brass band music  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 8838
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232916

Dances of the world's people. Vol. 2 [sound recording] : European folk dances / compiled and edited by Ronnie and Stu Lipner

Commentator:
Lipner, Ronnie  Search this
Lipner, Stu  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Italians  Search this
Sicillian  Search this
French  Search this
Andalusian  Search this
Spaniards  Search this
Irish  Search this
Greeks  Search this
Bulgarians  Search this
Macedonians  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Italy
Spain
France
Greece
Ireland
Bulgaria
Date:
1958
Topic:
Folk dance music  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 6502
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232518

Dances of the world's people. Vol. 3 [sound recording] : the Caribbean and South America / compiled and edited by Ronnie and Stu Lipner

Commentator:
Lipner, Ronnie  Search this
Lipner, Stu  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Brazilians  Search this
French  Search this
Haitians  Search this
Dutch  Search this
Colombians  Search this
Chileans  Search this
Puerto Ricans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Argentines  Search this
Peruvians  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Caribbean Area
South America
Date:
1958
Topic:
Folk dance music  Search this
Dance music  Search this
Local number:
FLP 71459
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232519

Dances of the world's people. Vol. 4 [sound recording] : Turkey, Greece and the Middle East / compiled and edited by Ronnie and Stu Lipner

Commentator:
Lipner, Ronnie  Search this
Lipner, Stu  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Greeks  Search this
Turks  Search this
Armenians  Search this
Israelis  Search this
Caucasians  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Turkey
Greece
Middle East
Date:
1958
Topic:
Folk dance music  Search this
Local number:
FLP 71460
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232520

Argentine folk songs [sound recording] / sung by Octavio Corvalán with guitar

Performer:
Corvalán, Octavio 1923-1999  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Argentina
Date:
1953
Topic:
World music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, Spanish  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Local number:
FLP 71475
Folkways 6810
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232535

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