Recordings and Publications
CTMD has produced a number of audio recordings, films, exhibitions and print publication. CTMD’s Ethnic Heritage Recording Series publishes archival recordings of master musicians. Additionally, CTMD collaborates with Smithsonian Folkways to release archival newly recorded material by leading New York-based ensembles as part of the Global Beat of the Boroughs series. For information about purchasing recordings, click here.
What follows is a list of major publications produced by CTMD through the work of individuals noted below. Additionally, CTMD regularly produces booklets and programs for specific events; some major examples are listed first. For online profiles of master artists and articles about culture and communities see CTMD's Articles and eNewsletter page.
Major Event/Tour-Specific Program Notes
Greek Music Tour Program booklet. Edited by Joe Graziosi (1982).
Statue of Liberty Centennial Salute to Immigrant Cultures Festival Program. Edited by Natasha Bushnell (1986).
Fathers and Daughters Concert Program booklet. Edited by Mick Moloney (1987).
Fiesta Navidena (Puerto Rican Christmas Festival) Program booklet. Edited by Roberta Singer and Howard Weiss (1987).
Cherish the Ladies Tour Program booklet. Edited by Mick Moloney (1989).
Shashmaqam Tour Program booklet. Edited by Theodore Levin (1993).
Portugese Traditional Music and Dance Concert Program booklet. Edited by Ellen Itarold (1993).
New York World Festival: Music Around the Mediterranean. Festival program. Edited by
Helene Browning and Ethel Raim (2002).
New York World Festival: Coastal Sounds from the Bayou to the Caribbean. Festival program. Edited by Helene Browning and Ethel Raim (2004).
New York World Festival: Music Around the Mediterranean. Festival program. Edited by Helene Browning and Ethel Raim (2007).
New York World Festival: Music Around the Black Sea. Festival program. Edited by
Helene Browning and Ethel Raim (2010).
Balkan Arts Traditions. Annual publication consisting of articles of traditional immigrant ethnic folklore. Edited by Martin Koenig (1973-1978).
The Popovich Brothers of South Chicago. Film about the legendary family of Serbian tamburashis (tamburitza musicians). Directed by Jill Godmilow (1977).
Dave Tarras: Music for the Traditional Jewish Wedding. Produced by Walter Zev Feldman and Andy Statman. LP (1978) and cassette (1979), re-released on CD with new notes by Walter Zev Feldman (2008).
New Routes. Quarterly newsletter (late 1970s – 2002).
Balkan Dance 7” LPs (early 1980s).
The Halkias Family Orchestra: Songs and Dances of Epiros. Produced by Martin Koenig and Ethel Raim. Audio cassette (1984).
Cherish the Ladies: Irish Women Musicians in America. LP published by Shanachie featuring performers from the Cherish the Ladies Concert Series, which eventually led to the establishment of the renowned Cherish the Ladies ensemble. Produced by Mick Moloney (1985).
Fathers and Daughters. LP published by Shanachie featuring performers from the Cherish the Ladies Concert Tour and their fathers. Produced by Mick Moloney (1985).
Fragile Traditions: The Art of Pericles Halkias. An audio documentary of an Epirot musician in America. Produced by Margot Adler (1989).
The Spirit Travels: Immigrant Music in America. Film narrated by Linda Ronstadt for the Statue of Liberty centennial about New York City’s diverse musical traditions. Directed by Howard Weiss (1989).
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Mi Tierra Natal. LP published by Shanachie featuring jibaro music and bomba and plena with Conjunto Melodía Tropical and Los Pleneros de La 21. Produced by Howard Weiss (1989).
Music of the Bukharan Jewish Ensemble Shashmaqam. CD released by Smithsonian Folkways. Produced by Theodore Levin (1991).
Festival Shqiptar. Concert video filmed at second annual Albanian music festival in New York (1992).
Los Pleneros de la 21. Concert video. Produced by Howard Weiss (1994).
Music From China. Concert video. Produced by Howard Weiss (1994).
At the Bazaar of Love. Recording of the Ilyas Malayev Ensemble. Produced by Theodore Levin. CD Released by Shanachie (1997).
New York City – Global Beat of the Boroughs. Double CD compilation released on Smithsonian Folkways features leading artists representing twenty different cultural communities. Produced by Ray Allen, Ethel Raim, Tom Van Buren and Nancy Groce (2001).
Badenya: Manden Music in New York City. Features leading West African musicians. CD released on Smithsonian Folkways. Produced by Tom Van Buren (2002).
Quisqueya en el Hudson: Dominican Music in New York. Features leading Dominican musicians. CD released on Smithsonian Folkways. Produced by Ivan Dominguez and Tom Van Buren (2004).
Immigrant Arts in Collaboration: Current Community Cultural Initiatives. By Gabrielle Hamilton, Emily Socolov, Ph.D. and Tom van Buren, Ph.D. in Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, Volume 32 Spring/Summer 2006.
The Star-Spangled Bulgar: The Story of Klezmer Music in America. By Pete Rushefsky, published in Jews in American Popular Culture, editor Paul Buhle, Greenwood Publishing (2007).
Global Beat of the Boroughs eNewsletter. Bimonthly eNewsletter (2007-present). Click here to view online eNewsletter archive.
Xiao Xiannian: New Sounds for Chinese Strings. By Pete Rushefsky. Published in Voices: Journal of New York Folklore, Volume 35, Fall/Winter 2009.
The Yiddish Song of the Week blog. Weekly blog presenting field recordings of leading traditional singers edited by Itzik Gottesman, Ph.D. (2010-present) at yiddishsong.wordpress.com
Diego Obregón: Innovation and Tradition Flow from Colombia to Queens. By Gabrielle Hamilton and Naomi Sturm. Published in Voices: Journal of New York Folklore, Volume 36, Spring/Summer 2010.