In their Hispanic Heritage Wing, Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art tells multilayered stories of music and performance in northern New Mexico.
The live a cappella is a result of the conditions under which the songs were originally sung: in open fields.
Online visitors can now access and navigate decades of folk recordings from around the world more easily.
Woody Guthrie was responding to the hardships of the Great Depression, but he may as well have been singing about now.
At the center of Folk City is a clue that the exhibit is more about space than about music.
With old-timey string tunes that’ll lift your spirits and your knees, the Carolina Chocolate Drops know how to get the party hopping like no other revivalist band can.
“If America disappeared off the face of the Earth today, the greatest single cultural loss would be blues, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, rock-and-roll … ”