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
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
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holidays with Songs to Make Winter Bright, a
feature from Smithsonian Folkways.
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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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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