From: Smithsonian Global Sounds [GLOBALSOUND_at_SI-LISTSERV_dot_SI_dot_EDU] on behalf of SmithsonianGlobalSound_at_SI_dot_EDU
Sent: 04 October 2006 21:55
Subject: News and Notes from Smithsonian Global Sound

SGS Fall Newsletter
 
Smithsonian Global Sound
Fall 2006
 
 
Dear Smithsonian Global Sound Customer,
As for many of us, fall was "back to school" time for Global Sound as we launched a new section on the
website dedicated to educators. "Tools  for Teaching" will help introduce students to music and cultural
traditions from around the world.  We also announce proudly the addition of two new collections of music:
music of Central Asia from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and American labor songs from Collector
Records. Each contributes significantly to the diverse range of music available from Smithsonian
Global Sound.
 
"TOOLS FOR TEACHING" LAUNCHES WITH FREE ACTIVITIES AND LESSON PLANS
Global Sound is committed to offering educational materials that complement the
music on our site. Our new "Tools for Teaching" section provides ideas and resources
for educators to inspire their use of music from around the world. Information about
these sounds and the cultures that create them is a valuable resource for courses in
history, geography, language arts, social studies, visual arts?and, of course, music
and dance. Download free lesson plans and find information about upcoming
workshops on using Global Sound in the classroom.
 
MUSIC OF CENTRAL ASIA NOW ON GLOBAL SOUND
Produced by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings,
Music of Central Asia is a newly recorded series presenting authentic musical
traditions of Central Asia as they are performed today, featuring some of the region's
most outstanding artists. With recordings/performances from the nomadic and bardic
cultures of the steppes as well as the classical court traditions of the cities, this
series celebrates musicians who display a mastery of older traditions and also
embody a contemporary spirit of innovation. Global Sound is the first to offer this
series for digital download. Volumes 1-3 are now available. Look for more titles in 2007.
 
GLOBAL SOUND WELCOMES COLLECTOR RECORDS AND HONORS THE LIFE OF JOE GLAZER
Joe Glazer (1918-2006), often called "Labor's Troubadour," founded Collector Records
in 1970 to document the music of America's labor movements. Songs recount the
movementsí struggles for fair wages, pay tribute to its heroes, and depict everyday
hazards and ailments encountered on the job, allowing workers to express their
situation and make audiences aware of the conditions they face. The label features
songs by Glazer, Bobbie McGee, and Eddie Starr. Find Collector Records under
"New on Global Sound" and watch inspiring video of Glazer (who passed away on
September 19, 2006) discussing his life's work and music.
 
CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 15
Global Sound celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a look at the vibrant music of
Latino communities in Chicago, IL. This Midwestern USA city boasts the third largest
Latino community in the nation, and music plays a vital role in shaping their identity.
Also watch new video performances of Latino musical traditions and listen to Radio
Latino, co-produced with the Smithsonian Latino Center.
 
*NEW AND NOTABLE
Friends of Old Time Music: The Folk Arrival 1961 - 1965
http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/containerdetail.aspx?itemid=3136
 
Music of Central Asia vol. 2: Invisible Face of the Beloved: Classical Music of the Tajiks and Uzbeks
http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/containerdetail.aspx?itemid=3116
 
Music of Central Asia vol. 3: Homayun Sakhi: The Art of the Afghan Rubab
http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/containerdetail.aspx?itemid=3117
 
*CURATOR'S PICKS
 
Classic Bluegrass Vol. 2 from Smithsonian Folkways
http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/containerdetail.aspx?itemid=3065
 
Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 1: Baby Dodds Talking and Drum Solos
http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/containerdetail.aspx?itemid=177
 
Songs of the Watutsi
http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/containerdetail.aspx?itemid=841
 
 
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