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Folkways at 50: Festivals and Recordings

Fifty years ago, an immigrant audio engineer with a deep love of American music, Moses Asch, started his third record company in New York City after suffering two bankruptcies. He called the new company Folkways Records and decided he would use it to create a kind of public archive of the world's sounds.

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