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efolkMusic News, Vol 10, #3- 3.19.2010
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Smithsonian Folkways: Carrying Their Corner

They do that and a lot more- consider their upcoming release, a three CD/DVD set that makes up Volumes 7, 8, and 9 of the unprecedented, comprehensive and GRAMMY-nominated “Music of Central Asia series.

Smithsonian Folkways Music of AsiaThe series includes traditional music from former Soviet republics and Afghanistan. The Aga Khan Music Initiative, co-producers of the series, is funding music schools and recordings to keep the traditions alive.  Volume 7 features new recordings of classic poems set to music by master musicians from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Volume 8 features cross-cultural, cross-discipline, and cross-continent collaborations between chamber music pioneers Kronos Quartet. Afghani composter and rubab master Homayun Sakhi and Azerbaijani group Alim Qasimov Ensemble. Volume 9 highlights a brilliant collaboration between five instrumentalists demonstrating the musical legacy of the Mughal Empire founded five centuries ago by Emperor Babur.

Here's the cool thing- you can listen to the set in it's entirety at the Smithsonian website.  Please support this great institution- Folkways continues to "pick it up and carry it on"

Marti Jones & Don Dixon: Dueting

Marti & DonIs that a word? Dueting, the verb? Whatever.  It's two voices in song, a very satisfying experience when done well- as it is here. Long-time efolkMusic artists Marti Jones & Don Dixon have a new album just about ready to go, and Don just dropped by and gave us a sneak preview: For your immediate edification, Marti's favorite track, Trouble Is As Trouble Does, and they should know... Free download, no membership required, listen, download here >> 

Love Will Come: George Winston

George WinstonPianist George Winston recorded a tribute album in 1996 to jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi (1928-1976), a musician beloved by generations for the compositions he recorded for various Charlie Brown television specials and for his standard "Cast Your Fate to the Wind". That album was Linus & Lucy-The Music of Vince Guaraldi, and Winston revisits his musical hero a second time with Love Will Come-The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Vol. 2, a collection of a wide range of Guaraldi interpretations.  More info...

You Can't Have Enough Banjo Music: New From Mary Z Cox

Mary Z CoxBrand new from Mary Z Cox, Drumming on the Edge of the Banjo: Mary stretches out, blending  Mary Z's Celtic clawhammer frailing banjo with the sound of Bill "Yazid" Johnson's Afro-Caribbean drumming. Instrumentation also includes cello banjo, dulcimette, guitar, bass, pots & pans, and even featuring George Clinton singing, way cool platter. Preview on Mary's artist page

Calling All Campers: Time To Start Making Plans!

The summer will be here in the blink of an eye- time for folk festers and camps- here's a new one that looks EXCELLENT: Mountain Arts Gathering, an acoustic music camp for adults on the beautiful lake-shore campus of Paul Smith's College in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York, from July 18 - 24, 2010.   The Gathering offers workshops, jams, performances, and an easy sense of community, all in a clean, intimate setting overlooking Lower St. Regis Lake and St. Regis Mountain.  The instructors this year are John Kirk, Trish Miller, Pete Sutherland, Grey Larsen, Cindy Kallet, Sue Grimm, Chris Turner, Rachel Maloney, Bethany Waickman, and Lissa Schneckenburger. Visit their website for more info.

Is It Fester Season Yet?

Gettin' close. You don't have to wait until summer, though- check out one of our favorites, the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, Thursday, April 22 through Sunday, April 25 at a great spot just outside of Silk Hope, NC.  This is their eighth year, holding fests in the spring and fall- this spring featuring B�la Fleck, Chiwoniso, Rusted Root, Bassekou Kouyate, Donna the Buffalo, Abigail Washburn, Preston Frank, Vince Herman & Great American Taxi, Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys, Eilen Jewell, Crooked Still, Scythian, Asylum Street Spankers, Sim Redmond Band, The Hackensaw Boys and a totally happening Chapel Hill duo, Mandolin Orange. More info here >>

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