SMITHSONIAN GLOBAL SOUND
Fall 2007 Newsletter

Dear Smithsonian Global Sound Customer,
Fall is our favorite time of year. Our liveliest Latino music is spotlighted in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Teachers and students take Smithsonian Global Sound back to school. Conferences and workshops give us a chance to visit with you. And as we hit the road, we’ll be sure to bring along the best music videos from Smithsonian Global Sound with the new Global Sound Live video podcast.

CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (SEPTEMBER 15–OCTOBER 15)
Music is a way in to understanding the diversity, heritage, and hopes of Latinos in the USA and abroad. Explore Hispanic heritage with special Smithsonian Global Sound features on mariachi, nueva canción, bomba and plena, and more, featuring videos, animated activities, artist profiles, and, of course, great music from the Smithsonian Folkways Latino music series and archival recordings.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR USES SMITHSONIAN GLOBAL SOUND IN THE CLASSROOM
Andrea Peterson, elementary school music teacher in Granite Falls, WA and the 2007 National Teacher of the Year often uses Smithsonian Global Sound with her students. Here she shares fun and easy Smithsonian Global Sound activities you can use to teach music, history, social studies, and other subjects. Find more free lesson plans and activities in our Tools for Teaching section.

GLOBAL SOUND LIVE VIDEO PODCAST
Download the best videos from Smithsonian Global Sound to your computer, iPod, or other portable video player with our new free video podcast. Go into the studio with Iraqi oud player Rahim Alhaj, experience a throat singing demonstration, enjoy live performances by Los Pleneros de la 21 and Ulali, watch an Indonesian pakarena, and much more. Stream all of these videos and more at no charge at Global Sound Live.

NOW STREAMING ON RADIO GLOBAL SOUND
Tune in this month to India's Harmonium, The Silk Road, Music of Hawai'i, African American Gospel, Music of Indonesia, and Radio Latino. Radio Global Sound is perfect for listening to at work or home. Don't forget to bookmark the page so you can find the new music that's added regularly.

NEW AND NOTABLE

Going Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Early Southern Guitar Styles by Mike Seeger
Songs of Hope Healing and HIV/AIDS in Uganda
Chapinlandia - Marimba Music of Guatemala
Sound Neighbors:  Contemporary Music from Northern Ireland
On My Journey: Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings
CURATOR PICKS

Little Brother Montgomery Blues
King Sparrow's Calypso Carnival
Italian Folk Songs and Dances
Musical Instruments of Rajasthan
Songs and Laments of the Songe
Choral and dance songs from Botswana

VISIT US AT

The Future of Music Policy Summit
September 17-18
Washington, DC

The Society for Ethnomusicology 52nd Annual Conference
October 25-28
Columbus, OH

Smithsonian Teacher's Night
November 2
Washington, DC

Workshops for Teachers

Continue to visit www.smithsonianglobalsound.org for more access to rare recordings and performances of music and sound from around the world.

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