July 23, 2019

Today in History: California Folk Music Project


Qanun solo: performed by Bedros Haroutunian
Today in History–June 15–the Library of Congress features the California Folk Music Project. Visit the Today in History section to grab hold of some fun trivia and learn about the misnice and the qanun—now there’s a great SCRABBLE® word. Then follow the links below to access more primary source collections related to recorded music and the state of California.

Glossary of musical instruments recorded, photographed, or sketched for the California Folk Music Project

Teaching resources for the California Folk Music Project

Webcast: Sidney Robertson Cowell & the WPA California Folk Music Project, 1938-1940

More Library collections with song recordings

Related resources

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