The United States is made of people from all walks of life, resulting in an equally diverse variety of music. One does not have to be born American; one can become an American through residence and citizenship, and that is reflected in the many musical traditions that retain international influences while never standing still. In this playlist, Smithsonian Folkways presents music of African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, New Orleans Jazz, and many, many more traditions. Listen and enjoy this “mix” from the United States.
2014 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Bill McAdoo; Cephas and Wiggins; Corliss Lamont; Dock Boggs; Ecos de Borinquen; Ella Jenkins; Frank Ulwenya; Golden Eagle String Band; Hermes Nye; Hobo Dan Neffon; Jeff Wilkinson; John Cephas; Laverne Smith; Lead Belly; Lord Invader; Los Reyes de Albuquerque; Michael Doucet; Mike Seeger; Nani Wolfgramm; Nani Wolfgramm and the Islanders; Pete Seeger; Red Willie Smith; Reginald Foort; Roosevelt Sykes; Roscoe Holcomb; Spokane Falls Brass Band; The X-Seamen’s Institute; Ulali; Woody Guthrie