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Wachapreague Bio Blitz 2018: Tell Me More

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“We still depend on the ocean and need to understand how it works” – Emmett Duffy, Director of the Marine Global Earth Observatory The 2018 Bio Blitz in Wachapreague, VA, yielded over 380 unique species, some of which were completely new species discoveries. Take a look into the processing of a sample, from the water to the museum. Thank you to our summer intern, Carmen Camp for creating this video. Music: "New Rock (Extended Background Mix)" by Steve Combs https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode

What is a Baryton and Who is Joseph Haydn?

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Kenneth Slowik, curator of the Musical Instrument Collection at the National Museum of American History and artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, tells us about the Baryton & Haydn.

Tell Us About Chuck Berry's Cadillac

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Museum historian Kevin Strait tells us about Chuck Berry's Cadillac, which he helped to collect along with Chuck Berry's guitar, "Maybellene." They can both be found in the "Musical Crossroads" exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

What are Some Facts About the Stradivarius Violins?

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Kenneth Slowik, curator of Musical Instrument Collection at National Museum of American History and artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, tells us about the Stradivarius Violin.

Tell us about J Dilla's Instruments

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Timothy Anne Burnside, Museum Specialist at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, tells us about instruments used and owned by one of the most legendary producers of our time, the late J Dilla. Both the MPC and synthesizer are on display in the permanent music exhibition "Musical Crossroads" at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Who Was Celia Cruz?

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Marvette Perez (1961-2013), Curator of Latino History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, discusses who Celia Cruz was and presents objects held in our collections.

Tell Us About the George Clinton's Mothership

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Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture tells us about one of the most iconic stage props ever, George Clinton's Mothership. It will be on display in the permanent music exhibition "Musical Crossroads" at the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture

Frances Densmore and Mountain Chief

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Richard Kurin, Acting Provost and Under Secretary for Museums and Research at the Smithsonian Institution, discusses a photograph of Frances Densmore and Mountain Chief sitting in front of the Smithsonian Castle.

What are the Differences Between Poncho Sanchez and Mongo Santamaria's Congas?

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Marvett Perez (1961-2013), Curator of Latino History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, presents and discusses the difference between two types of congas. One owned by Poncho Sanchez and the other by Mongo Santamaria. Both congas are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collections.

Tell us about James Brown's Hammond B3 Organ

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Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, tells us about James Brown's Hammond B3 Organ that is on display in "Through the African-American Lens" exhibit at National Museum of American History.

Why Did Celia Cruz Say, "Azúcar"?

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Marvette Perez (1961-2013), Curator of Latino History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, discusses Celia Cruz.

Keyboard owned by Ray Charles

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John Hasse, PhD, Curator of American Music at the National Museum of American History, presents a Yamaha KX88 keyboard used by Ray Charles and discusses Ray's comments on playing the piano.

The History of Ella Fitzgerald's A-Tisket-A-Tasket

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John Hasse tells us a little about Ella Fitzgerald's popular hit A-Tisket-A-Tasket in celebration of the Ella at 100 exhibit in National Museum of American History

How is the Puerto Rican Bomba Drum Created?

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Marvette Perez (1961-2013), Curator of Latino History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, discusses the how a Puerto Rican bomba drum is constructed. This bomba drum is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collections.

How Do You Tune a Harpsichord?

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Kenneth Slowik, curator of Musical Instrument Collection at National Museum of American History and artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, tells us how to tune a harpsichord

Can You Tell Us About the Harpsichord?

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Kenneth Slowik, curator of Musical Instrument Collection at National Museum of American History and artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, tells us about the harpsichord

Tell us about Chuck Berry's Guitar "Maybellene"

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Museum historian Kevin Strait tells us about Chuck Berry's guitar "Mabellene," which he helped to collect. It can be found in the "Musical Crossroads" exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

What are Some Fun Things You Can Do With a Piano?

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Kenneth Slowik, curator of Musical Instrument Collection at National Museum of American History and artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, tells us some fun facts about the piano.

What Does a Harpsichord Sound Like?

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Kenneth Slowik, curator of Musical Instrument Collection at National Museum of American History and artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, shows us how he plays the harpsichord.
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