Folkways would like to echo the call to support the relief
efforts in Haiti. Please visit www.haiti.org
for a list of ways you can help.
Go Vinyl with
Waggaloo, the new children's album from Sarah Lee Guthrie
and Family, has earned critical acclaim from the Washington
Post, Los Angeles Times, and Montreal Gazette among dozens
of other outlets.
month we'll ask a trivia question; email your
answer, name, and address with the subject "January
Trivia" to SmithsonianFolkways_at_si_dot_edu
by January 30th and a randomly selected entrant with the
correct answer will win a free CD of his or her choice!
January Question: Legendary concert promoter
and album producer Sam Gesser (1930-2008) got his start in the
music business distributing Folkways Records to what country?
Congratulations to last month's winner, Sidney from
Leesburg, VA, who correctly answered "five" to December's
question: The music from the M.O.R.E.
collection from New Mexico often features the
vihuela accompanying the violin. How many strings does
a typical Mexican vihuela (as opposed to a Spanish
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available as free downloads. Thank you for your support.
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