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Subject: Smithsonian Folkways Magazine--Winter 2010 feat. Roberto Martínez, Sam Gesser, Uganda

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Smithsonian 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.

 

Through Smithsonian Folkways recordings ranging from the 1940s to the 1990s and a 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival program, we have learned that despite (and often in response to) the challenges they continue to face, Haitians create powerful artistic expressions in music, painting, crafts, sculpture, and architecture. Haiti is one of the richest nations in terms of its culture and its people. We invite you to listen to a one-hour playlist of Haitian music in the Smithsonian Folkways collection.

Click here to listen to a one-hour playlist of the Haitian music in the Smithsonian Folkways collection.

 

Smithsonian Folkways Magazine: Winter 2010, featuring Roberto Martinez, Sam Gesser, and Uganda

Smithsonian Folkways Magazine:
Winter 2010, featuring Roberto Martínez, Sam Gesser, and Uganda

Read about Roberto Martínez, co-founder of the group Los Reyes del Alburquerque and founder of M.O.R.E. (Minority Owned Record Enterprises), a record label dedicated to preserving the violin-driven Nuevo Mexicano-styled mariachi he and his family championed. We are proud to announce that the M.O.R.E. recordings are now part of the Smithsonian Folkways collection, with three albums available for purchase and more to come.

The Winter edition of the online-only, multi-media Smithsonian Folkways Magazine also includes:

Through January 31, save 20% off retail price on all M.O.R.E. recordings at folkways.si.edu with code SFWMORE.

 

Two Smithsonian Folkways Albums Win Independent Music Awards
For the second consecutive year, two Smithsonian Folkways albums have won an Independent Music Award as selected by a panel of judges. ˇY Que Viva Venezuela! Maestros del Joropo Oriental, an all-star recording by Venezuela's masters of a rediscovered musical tradition, earned the Best Latin Album award while Blodeugerdd: Song of the Flowers – An Anthology of Welsh Music and Song, a beautiful collection of contemporary Welsh folk music, earned the Best Traditional World album.

Eleven additional Smithsonian Folkways albums or songs were finalists, and both winners and finalists are eligible for the Vox Populi awards as determined by fan voting. Voting is open through June 25th, 2010 — click here to submit your votes.

ˇY Que Viva Venezuela! Maestros del Joropo Oriental

Blodeugerdd: Song of the Flowers - An Anthology of Welsh Music and Song

 

Go Waggaloo by Sarah Lee Guthrie

Go Vinyl with Go Waggaloo
Go 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.

 

Smithsonian Folkways Trivia!
Each 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 vihuela) have?

 

New Releases

Ambos by Lorenzo Martinez
Ambos
Lorenzo Martínez

El Redondo Largo by Lorenzo Martinez con Los Reyes de Albuquerque
El Redondo Largo
Lorenzo Martínez con Los Reyes de Albuquerque

Los Reyes de Albuquerque en Washington, DC - 1992
Los Reyes de Albuquerque en Washington, DC - 1992
Los Reyes de Albuquerque

Essential Picks

Folk Songs of the Canadian North Woods by Wade Hemsworth
Folk Songs of the Canadian North Woods
Wade Hemsworth

Every Tone a Testimony
Every Tone a Testimony
Various Artists

Computer Music from the Outside In
Computer Music from the Outside In
Various Artists

 

News and Notes

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