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Subject: Smithsonian Global Sound Oct. '08 - Worlds of Sound Book w/ Free CD
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Smithsonian FolkwaysSmithsonian Global Sound
October 2008 Newsletter

Dear Supporter,

This month marks the release of a new book, Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways, which is filled with both colorful images and colorful stories from the 60 years since Moses Asch founded the label. Purchase directly from Smithsonian Folkways and get a free CD!

This month also brings the release of ¡Que Viva el Canto! Songs of Chile, a special full-length stream of Nobel Voices for Disarmament: 1901–2001, a new Sound Sessions episode about the music of Bhutan, and Tapestry of the Times, a new weekly radio program from WYPR in Baltimore.

Please read on for more details. Smithsonian Folkways is a nonprofit endeavor, and your purchases of CDs and DRM-free digital downloads sustain both the mission and the music. Liner notes of all recordings are available as a free download. Thank you for your support.
Free CD Sampler with Purchase of Worlds of Sound Book
Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways, written by Richard Carlin, is a behind-the-scenes look at the "little label that could"—thanks to the indefatigable efforts of Moses Asch. Order Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways from and receive an exclusive 26-track Worlds of Sound Music Sampler free for a limited time. Click here for more information on the sampler, book signings, and radio show appearances!
Worlds of Sound
Que Viva el Canto New Release: ¡Que Viva el Canto! Songs of Chile
Over one hundred years and three regions of Chilean folk song style are summed up in this contemporary musical tour-de-force led by singer, guitarist, and composer Rafael Manríquez and friends. Available now as part of the Latino Music Initiative. For more information on Latino music and culture, visit the Música del Pueblo virtual exhibition.
Attention Educators: Free Full-Length Stream & Lesson Plan
Nobel Voices for Disarmament: 1901–2001 is a stirring collection of new and archival spoken-word recordings by the most prominent advocates for peace. For a limited time, stream the entire album free and download a lesson plan designed for middle-school and high-school classrooms.
Nobel Voices
<i>Sound Sessions</i> Sound Sessions Radio: Sonam Dorji of Bhutan
Bhutan, a small nation nestled between India and China, was featured at the 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Bhutanese musician Sonam Dorji joins Smithsonian Folkways Associate Director Atesh Sonneborn and host Sam Litzinger on the Festival grounds in a discussion about the music, people, and culture of Bhutan. Note: you can now subscribe to Sound Sessions as a Podcast.
Smithsonian Folkways Trivia!
Each month we’ll ask a trivia question; email your answer with the subject "October Trivia" to smithsonianfolkways_at_si_dot_edu by Monday, October 28th, 2008, and a randomly selected entrant with the correct answer will win a free CD of his or her choice!

October Question: This month's question comes from Richard Carlin, author of Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways and producer of several Smithsonian Folkways recordings: Which jazz pianist once quipped, "If you only burped, [Folkways] recorded it." (Hint: One of her recordings was among the nine Smithsonian Folkways albums included in the book 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die).

Congratulations to last month's winner, Michael Brailove from Highland Park, NJ, who correctly answered "Reverend Gary Davis" to this question: What influential blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter once gave guitar lessons to Dave Van Ronk, Bob Weir, Jorma Kaukonen, and David Bromberg?
New And Notable
¡Que Viva el Canto!
¡Que Viva el Canto! Songs of Chile
Rafael Manríquez and Friends
Richmond Blues
Richmond Blues
Cephas & Wiggins
Classic Piano Blues
Classic Piano Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
Various Artists
Curator Picks
Presidential Campaign Songs, 1789-1996
Presidential Campaign Songs, 1789–1996
Oscar Brand
The Poppy Leaf
The Poppy Leaf: English Concertina Tunes
Richard Carlin
Zodiac Suite
Zodiac Suite
Mary Lou Williams
News and Notes
  • On October 21st, Smithsonian Folkways will release Tom Glazer Sings Honk-Hiss-Tweet-GGGGGGGGGG and Other Children's Favorites, a classic live album featuring his hit "On Top of Spaghetti."
  • Join host Aaron Henkin on a weekly tour through the sound archives of Smithsonian Folkways with Tapestry of the Times, a new radio show from WYPR public radio in Baltimore, MD. Podcast available.
  • Check out the fall edition of Fretboard Journal for an in-depth interview with banjoist Tony Trischka, who released Territory earlier this year on Smithsonian Folkways.
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  • On MySpace? Visit the Smithsonian Folkways MySpace profile. The first ten comments on every blog become a "top friend"!
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