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Smithsonian Folkways Magazine ? Dispatches from Latin America

The new issue of  Smithsonian Folkways Magazine explores contemporary expressions of traditional music from Latin America:

Cover Story: What Makes a Good Smithsonian Folkways Recording? The Sound and Story of the Salvadoran Chanchona

Artist Spotlight: Los Gauchos de Roldán: Button Accordion and Bandoneón Music from Northern Uruguay

From the Field: The long, winding, and confusingly numbered road to La India Canela's house

Tools for Teaching: Ritmo Embolada: An Introduction to Brazilian Rhythm

Smithsonian Folkways Magazine is a free, quarterly, online publication delivered to subscribers of the Smithsonian Folkways email newsletter.


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Happy Holidays and Free Shipping from Smithsonian Folkways


Happy Holidays and Free Shipping from Smithsonian Folkways
Enjoy the singing traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah, and other winter holidays with Songs to Make Winter Bright, a feature from Smithsonian Folkways.

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Smithsonian Folkways Trivia!

Each month we'll ask a trivia question; email your answer, name, and address with the subject "December Trivia" to SmithsonianFolkways_at_si_dot_edu by December 31, 2011, and a randomly selected entrant with the correct answer will win a free CD of his or her choice!

December Question: The Smithsonian Folkways collection contains more than just music. It features hundreds of poetry, interview, nature, and sound effects albums. One example, Jean Shepherd Reads Poems of Robert Service, features Jean Shepherd's eminently recognizable voice. In what perennial Christmas movie is Shepherd's voice heard?

Congratulations to last month's winner, Eric from Gardena, CA, who correctly answered "Arthel ?Doc' Watson" to the question: "Smithsonian Folklife Festival co-founder and Smithsonian Folkways producer Ralph Rinzler helped introduce what now-legendary country musician to the world after meeting him as an electric-guitar-playing sideman in 1960?"

News and Notes

  • Listen to SiriusXM's Grateful Dead channel this week for the first installment of "The Worlds of Mickey Hart" featuring music from the Smithsonian Folkways catalog.
  • Read about the ongoing process of digitizing and archiving the materials from the original Folkways Records and its founder Moses Asch in the Smithsonian Collections Blog.
  • Attention Washington, DC-area subscribers! GRAMMY-winning Smithsonian Folkways artist Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano will perform a special holiday concert entitled "Fiesta Navidad" on Sunday, December 18, at 4 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax, Virginia. Click for details.
  • Smithsonian Folkways recording artist Cimarrón won the iTunes Rewind 2011 award for Traditional World Album of the Year for the recording ¡Cimarrón! Joropo Music from the Plains of Colombia.
  • The Anthology of American Folk Music, edited by Harry Smith and released in 1952 by Folkways Records, is one of twenty-five recordings in the class of 2012 inductions in the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.

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