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Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions
Worlds of Sound
Worlds of Sound
Smithsonian Folkways

Indies come and indies go. But the original indie label – Moses Asch’s Folkways Records, which launched artists like Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly, and recorded the music of city noise, frogs, and drums played continents away – lives on today as Smithsonian Folkways… and its story is told in Smithsonian Channel's documentary film WORLDS OF SOUND: THE BALLAD OF FOLKWAYS.

On Tuesday, March 26, KPCC hosted Grand Performances to present this film at The Crawford Family Forum. A post-screening conversation explored the legacy of Asch and the music that’s often meant more than simple song.

Moderator: Quetzal Flores - founder of East L.A. band Quetzal (2013 Grammy winner for Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album)

Panelists: Raul Pacheco, Ozomatli

Ron Norman, Folkways Publicity and PR Director (1972-1975)