With this collection, curator Jeff Place culls a cross-section of 26 classics from the Smithsonian Folkways vaults to tell an intriguing story of American signature sing-along. The songs' origins are as fascinating as the songs are fun: centuries-old European ballads, an American Revolutionary tune, Nineteenth-century American folksongs, African-derived game songs, a sea chantey, a railroad jingle, camp songs, and even an opera song.
Andrea Bocelli returns to his first musical love, singing opera, with a performance of one of the world's best loved operas. His powerful tenor tells a compelling story of dedication, intrigue, power, and intense love.
Frances England's fifth album for families. Written for the kid in all, but with a special nod to those aged four to twelve, these ten fresh and playful tracks pay homage to the everyday treasures all around us. The album takes its listeners on a shimmering sonic journey through the undiscovered every day, and a reminder of all the unexpected adventures that can happen when curiosity can lead the way.