Smithsonian Folkways FW-09671-CCD Langston Hughes Jericho-Jim Crow

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Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution the national museum of the United States. They are dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation preservation and dissemination of sound. Folkways Records believe that musical and cultural diversity contributes to the vitality and quality of life throughout the world. Through the dissemination of audio recordings and educational materials Folkways Records seek to strengthen people s engagement with their own cultural heritage and to enhance their awareness and appreciation of the cultural heritage of others. Our mission is the legacy of Moses Asch who founded Folkways Records in 1948 to document ''people s music '' spoken word instruction and sounds from around the world. The Smithsonian acquired Folkways from the Asch estate in 1987 and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has continued the Folkways commitment to cultural diversity education increased understanding and lively engagement with the world of sound.

Jericho Jim Crow by Langston Hughes is a musical production that focuses on themes from the civil rights movement and features music significant to the same period. Performers include former cast members of the original Broadway production of Porgy and Bess as well as gospel singers who made a living touring and performing around the US. Together the cast of Jericho Jim Crow gives a powerful performance of passionate acting and stirring gospel singing.

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