Folkways T-Shirts Now Available
popular request, Smithsonian Folkways T-shirts are now
available at folkways.si.edu!
subscribers can enter code SFWTSHIRT during checkout to save
20% off retail price on all t-shirts through August 5th.
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
addition, the 2009 Smithsonian
Folklife Festival program Las Américas: Un Mundo
Musical inspired two shirts — "¡Oye!" and "Mi
purchases support the nonprofit mission of Smithsonian
Folkways and help spread the word when you wear them!
Release: New Lost City Ramblers Box
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
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!
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?
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
Global Sound is a nonprofit endeavor, and CD and digital downloads
purchases sustain both the mission and the music. Liner notes are
available as free downloads. Thank you for your support.
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