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  • Folkways at 75: Jake Blount, No-No Boy, Early Abstractions

    When: Thursday, July 6, 2023, 8:30 p.m.
    Where: Ralph Rinzler Main Stage
    Category: Film
    Category: Performances
    Real-time captioning available

    Two artists uniting the traditional and the futuristic come together on one bill to celebrate 75 years of Folkways Records.

    Jake Blount and No-No Boy are two of Smithsonian Folkways’ rising stars, representing the next generation of songwriters and tradition bearers. Between performers will be a screening of the short film Early Abstractions by Harry Smith, the polymath and compiler of the Anthology of American Folk Music. Seventy-five years after its founding, the ethos of Folkways continues to resonate.

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