Pete Seeger discusses Smithsonian Folkways Recordings’ mission and purpose.Pete-Seeger-Songleading

“Find the homemade honesty of great folk music in every country of the world. Don’t seek for the ambitious stars who are eager to come to the USA and make a lot of money. Find the music that the people in that country say, Yeah, that’s our music. It may be a tribe somewhere in New Guinea and only a few hundred people in the world know that music, but it’s their music and they don’t want it to be forgotten.”

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