Smithsonian Folkways in celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage
Month throughout May. Expanded from a weekly celebration by
the United States Congress in 1992, Asian Pacific Heritage
Month commemorates the contributions of people of Asian and
Pacific Islander descent in the United
Smithsonian Folkways collection features dozens of albums by
artists from Asia and the Pacific Islands. Browse
here or visit one of these
addition, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival presents Asian Pacific
Americans: Local Lives, Global Ties, one of
the three programs for 2010. Held June 24-28 and July 1-5 on
the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the 44th annual
Smithsonian Folklife Festival will also present México,
and Smithsonian Inside Out.
Enter code APAHMFW and save 20% off retail price on all
volumes from the Music of
Indonesia Series through June
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Question: This style of chanting, performed solo or in
groups with instruments, is practiced in Hawai'i as a means of
remembering history and recording daily life. What is it
Congratulations to last month's winner,
Robert, from Concord, MA, who correctly answered
"Azerbaijan" to this question: The tar, a plucked lute
featured on the Music of Central
Asia, Vol. 8, is widely considered the
national instrument of what country?
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