Monday, December 29, 2014

A Christmas Carol Map

It is still officially Christmas, right?

There's certainly still time to listen to a few more Christmas carols with this Smithsonian Folkways Holiday Music Map. The map is bursting with traditional holiday music, featuring songs from the collection of the museum's Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

The map includes 56 songs from 24 nations. Songs which celebrate the winter holidays, whether that be Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanzaa. Using the map you can listen to an Icelandic version of 'Silent Night', 'O Tannenbaum' from Germany, Psalm 150 sung by the Jewish Abayudaya congregation in Uganda or traditional songs from numerous other communities around the world.

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