Monday, February 6, 2012

New Digital Files Available in Smithsonian Global Sound - take a listen!

Smithsonian Global Sound just released 84 new albums (1,120 tracks) into Smithsonian Global Sound.

 Included in this release are the Mickey Hart Collection, a 25 CD collection that preserves and furthers the Grateful Dead percussionist’s endeavor to cross borders and expand musical horizons.  25 albums are drawn from “The World,” a series Hart curated that incorporated his solo projects, other artists’ productions, and re-releases of out-of-print titles. Six of the twenty-five albums form the “Endangered Music Project,” a collaboration between Mickey Hart and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which presents recordings from musical traditions at risk.

 Other releases include material from Collector Records, Cook Records, Monitor Records, and the Smithsonian Folkways Special Series, which currently comprises a release of pianist Robert Prichard, and the release Haitiana.

Check it out, and have fun!!