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“Quihubo, Raza” by Agustín Lira and Alma from Songs of Struggle & Hope

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Smithsonian Folkways presents Songs of Struggle & Hope, featuring songs from the farmworker and Chicano Power Movement of the 1960s as well as new creations that speak to social justice.

“Proud of who I am”: Venda Children’s Musical Cultures

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Spring 2014: South Africa

“Los Gauchos de Roldán”: Button Accordion and Bandoneón Music from Northern Uruguay

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Fall/Winter 2011: Dispatches from Latin America

“Los Gauchos de Roldán” Share Down-Home Dance Music Tradition from Uruguay

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Uruguayan accordion master Walter Roldán, from the northern city of Tacuarembó, assembled an all-star group to record the rural dance music that has enlivened the social life of cattle-herding gaucho families since the mid 1800s.

“Khargai Dün” A Mongolian Long Song by D. Byambaa

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D. Byambaa, a locally trained singer and herder from the Bayankhongor province of Mongolia, sings a long song called “Khargai Dün” in the Khalkh style in summer 2012. Recorded by Sunmin Yoon.

“Guri Thu” (sending a letter) by the Ca Trù Thái Hà Ensemble

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The Ca Trù Thái Hà Ensemble performs an excerpt from the traditional piece “Gửi Thư” (Sending a Letter) at the Zen Spa in Hanoi in July 2009.

“Experimental” Music at Folkways Records

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Winter/Spring 2017: Experimental

“Deltei Tsenkher” A Mongolian Long Song by R. Lkhamjav

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R. Lkhamjav, sixty-six years old, sings a Khotgoid-style long song, “Deltei Tsenkher” (The Blue Dun), in Mörön, Khövsgöl province, Mongolia, in December 2013.

‘Tis the Season for a Reason

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‘Tis the Season for a Reason — investigates common student difficulties in understanding the cause of the seasons as well as common pitfalls and helpful approaches. 

"Ódiame" by Los Tres Reyes from Romancing the Past

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Los Tres Reyes, called the last great Mexican trío romántico, performs “Ódiame.” Gilberto Puente’s arrangement of this Peruvian waltz for the requinto has become a signature of the style he created.

¡Come Bien! Eat Right!

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¡Come Bien! Eat Right! is a charming, educational bilingual collection of 36 songs (19 each in Spanish and English) and activities promoting healthy nutrition for children and adults by award-winning author, educator, and singer José-Luis Orozco. The songs provide the catalyst to ignite interest and enhance students’ learning about good nutrition and healthy habits while developing oral language and early literacy skills in English and Spanish,

¡Cimarrón! Joropo Music from the Plains of Colombia

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Summer 2011: Afganistan

“"Bandera Mía” (Flag of Mine)" by Suni Paz from Bandera Mía: Songs of Argentina

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Suni Paz deftly combines her message of cultural awareness and personal awakening with an unshakable optimism. As part of the progressive Latin American music movement known as nueva canción, Suni has created music with a conscience out of her commitment to and passion for social justice and education. "Bandera Mía" (Flag of Mine) speaks to the conflicting meanings the Argentinean flag has for those who fled the country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship. The song is from her 2006 Smithsonian Folkways album Bandera Mía: Songs of Argentina, a musical tribute to her homeland.

Zydeco est Gumbo: An Introduction to Zydeco Music

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In this unit, students will explore Zydeco Music and its French Canadian and Afro-Caribbean roots. Through cultural enrichment, attentive and engaged listening, stories, and dance, the students will gain a better understanding of Zydeco music in relation to its history and culture.

"Zumbaquezumba" by Grupo Cimarrón and Carlos Quintero at 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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The joropo has two veins: the hard driving golpe, and the slower, more lyrical pasaje. Golpe (from golpear "to hit, to strike") refers to the percussive, strummed cuatro patterns. There are at least eighteen common types of golpe, each with its own name and distinctive sound. Golpes are played by instruments alone, or include singing. Widely dispersed throughout the Colombo-Venezuelan plains, the zumbaquezumba is the favorite golpe for dueling verse improvisation, popular at plains fiestas, festival competitions, and shows.

Zoos: A Historical Perspective

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Online exhibition with a collection of pamphlets and guide books published by zoos over the past century has been collected by the National Zoological Park branch of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. This online sample of these items, which includes maps, drawings and photographs of zoos from over 30 states and 40 countries is intended to highlight the value of this resource for both zoo and cultural historians.

Zoo Jobs

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Listing and short description of many of the professionals necessary for the operation of the Zoo. Includes suggestions for how to learn more about the careers.

Zoo Habitat Design

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Teacher-created lesson in which young students apply knowledge of animal adaptations in the design of a zoo habitat--one that meets the needs of a specific animal.

"Zoe" by Tony Trischka from Territory

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The banjo in American music was traditionally associated with bluegrass and old-time until the early 1970s when Tony Trischka spearheaded a movement to innovate the sound. In his hands, the banjo became a vehicle for greater melodic and harmonic sophistication. Through Trischka, the instrument found its way into many different musical forms from jazz to rock to classical. In his 35 year career Trischka has performed extensively in the USA and Europe as well as touring Australia, South Korea, Japan and New Zealand. He was awarded Banjo Player of the Year in 2007 by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Zen and the Design of Homework Desks

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Second of a two-part introduction to design. Students use what they've learned about Roman design as they set about designing a "home workspace" for homework. Their clients, it turns out, are themselves, but they also consider modifications they might make if, for instance, they were designing for a student with special needs.

Zebra Lineup

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Downloadable PDF activity sheet on which children identify three zebras by their unique stripe patterns.

You've Got Chocolate on My Peanut Bar

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This lesson plan asks students to design, innovate, invent. and work cooperatively in groups. They build bridges made of toothpicks and Dot candies, testing each structure's strength.

Youth Town Hall with the Greensboro Civil Rights Pioneers: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Woolworth Lunch Counter Student Sit-In (Lecture Video)

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Archived webcast where three members of the Greensboro Four reflect on their experiences as nonviolent protesters during the civil rights movement and answer audience questions. The three surviving members of the Greensboro Four, Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair, Jr.), Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil were part of a bold action which ignited student involvement in the civil rights movement when they staged a sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, on February 1, 1960. Targets grades 7-12.
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