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Sent: 17 May 2010 17:18
Subject: Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Free Download and Subscriber Discounts

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Dear Supporter,


Join 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 States.

The Smithsonian Folkways collection features dozens of albums by artists from Asia and the Pacific Islands. Browse here or visit one of these resources:

Sakura: A Musical Celebration of the Cherry Blossoms


Radio Asia  Radio Asia — Listen to Full-Length Songs

Soundscapes: Music of Hawai'i  Soundscapes: Music of Hawai'i

Soundscapes: Music of the Mekong River  Soundscapes: Music of the Mekong River

Soundscapes: The Burmese Harp  Soundscapes: The Burmese Harp

20-Volume Music of Indonesia Recording Series  20-Volume Music of Indonesia Recording Series
  Free Song Download!

Videos featuring cultures from Asia and the Pacific Islands  Videos featuring cultures from Asia and the Pacific Islands

Lesson Plans: Music of Japan, India, Thailand, and more  Lesson Plans: Music of Japan, India, Thailand, and more

A.R.C.E. Music of India Collection  A.R.C.E. Music of India Collection


In 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.

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Subscriber Discount: Enter code APAHMFW and save 20% off retail price on all volumes from the Music of Indonesia Series through June 1st.

Music of Indonesia, Vol. 2: Indonesian Popular Music: Kroncong, Dangdut, and Langgam Jawa


Smithsonian Folkways Facebook Page

Help Us Reach 6,000 Facebook Fans!
The lucky 6,000th fan will receive a custom-curated box set based on his or her favorite styles of music. If you are already a fan, you can help by inviting your friends to "like" our page.


Smithsonian Folkways Trivia!
Each month we'll ask a trivia question; email your answer, name, and address with the subject "May Trivia" to SmithsonianFolkways_at_si_dot_edu by June 1st, and a randomly selected entrant with the correct answer will win a free CD of his or her choice!

May 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 called?

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?


New Release

The Sounds of Mariachi: Lessons in Mariachi Performance (DVD)
The Sounds of Mariachi (DVD)
Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos

Essential Picks

Royal Court Music of ThailandRoyal Court Music of Thailand
Various Artists

Music of Indonesia, Vol. 20: Indonesian GuitarsIndonesian Guitars
Various Artists

Featured Videos

Video: Hazel Dickens performs ''West Virginia, My Home''Hazel Dickens

Video: Tibetan Skeleton DanceTibetan Skeleton Dance


News and Notes

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