UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music Added to Smithsonian Global Sound Streaming Audio Resource

June 12, 2014
General

The entire UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music series (127 albums (1,637 tracks)), recently acquired by Smithsonian Folkways, is now available in Alexander Street Press's streaming audio resource, Smithsonian Global Sound.  A full list of the albums released can also be found here.
 
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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