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Smithsonian Folkways


July 2009 Newsletter

Dear Supporter,


Smithsonian Folkways T-Shirts Now Available

By popular request, Smithsonian Folkways T-shirts are now available at!

Newsletter subscribers can enter code SFWTSHIRT during checkout to save 20% off retail price on all t-shirts through August 5th.

Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger fans should consider the most popular shirt at the 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which features Woody's guitar on the front and Pete's banjo on the back.

In addition, the 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival program Las Américas: Un Mundo Musical inspired two shirts — "¡Oye!" and "Mi Música".

T-shirt purchases support the nonprofit mission of Smithsonian Folkways and help spread the word when you wear them!

Smithsonian Folkways T-Shirts Now Available


New Lost City Ramblers Box Set

Upcoming Release: New Lost City Ramblers Box Set
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the influential group The New Lost City Ramblers, Smithsonian Folkways will release 50 Years: Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?, a three-CD box set featuring the best from the kingpins of the American folk song revival. Available August 25, the set includes Ramblers' favorites, six previously unreleased tracks, and additional recordings of the musicians that inspired them. Details to follow in the next email newsletter.


Smithsonian Folklife Festival Videos and Webcast Archives
Missed the 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival? No problem...just visit and watch archived
videos and concert webcasts of Festival performers, including Ella Jenkins and Sonia Sanchez from the Giving Voice program, Grupo Cimarrón, Son de Madera, Los Texmaniacs, and more from the Las Américas program, and the CD release party for Blodeugerdd: Song of the Flowers from the Wales program.

2009 Festival Videos and Webcast


Smithsonian Folkways Trivia!
Each month we'll ask a trivia question; email your answer, name, and address with the subject "July Trivia" to smithsonianfolkways_at_si_dot_edu by August 5th and a randomly selected entrant with the correct answer will win a free CD of his or her choice!

July Question: The bajo sexto is an instrument used in the conjunto tejano music originating from the Rio Grande Valley and featured on the new album Borders y Bailes by Los Texmaniacs. How many strings does a typical bajo sexto have?

Congratulations to last month's winner, William from Mountain View, CA, who correctly answered "Sonia Sanchez" to June's question: Which award-winning poet, currently poet-in-residence at Temple University, recorded an album of poetry for Folkways in 1971? Hint: She is a participant in the Giving Voice program at the Folklife Festival.


Essential Picks

Songs from the Depression by The New Lost City Ramblers
Songs from the Depression
The New Lost City Ramblers

Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
Various Artists

Now Sounds of the Middle East by George Mrgdichian
Now Sounds of the Middle East
George Mrgdichian

The Songs of Camp by Ed Badeaux
The Songs of Camp
Ed Badeaux

On the Beach at Waikiki
On the Beach at Waikiki
Various Artists

Music from the Outskirts of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong
Music from the Outskirts of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong
Various Artists


News and Notes

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