Tapestry of the Times #6 (WYPR: Baltimore and Smithsonian Folkways)
Host: Aaron Henkin
French Carpenter plays the fiddle tune that won his grandfather’s release from a Civil War prison camp, Texas Gladden sings of a mother’s spectral encounter with the ghosts of her children, Hatian Vodou practitioners sing a funerary song to release the spirits of the dead, Indonesian pop legend Rhoma Irama makes the teenagers of Jakarta go crazy, and folk legend Josh White lets us all know what he thinks of his landlord… Real music, real people, and the stories behind the sounds.
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