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Smithsonian Record Label Spotlights The Music Of Change
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3/4/2019 at 3:21:34 PM GMT
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Smithsonian Record Label Spotlights The Music Of Change

By Mikaela Lefrak––

“Music that inspires resistance. Music sung at church or in temple. Music played at weddings and funerals. Music sung by activists around the world. ‘That’s kind of a really wide subject,’ laughed Jeff Place, the curator and senior archivist for Folkways Recordings, the Smithsonian’s record label. ‘How do you put your head around that one?’

Place doesn’t need to ask — he’s done it. On Friday, Folkways Recordings released ‘The Social Power of Music,’ a sweeping, timely 4-disc box set that explores music’s ability unite and energize communities around the world.


To continue reading, visit the full article on NPR’s website.

Lefrak, Mikaela. “Smithsonian Record Label Spotlights The Music Of Change.” NPR. (February 28, 2019). <>



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