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"The Great Inka Road" Family Day - 4 Bolivian Music & Dance

National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian celebrates its newest exhibit, "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire," and National Hispanic Heritage Month with a day-long program of family activities and performances. In this video, Tinkus Llajtamanta and Tradiciones Bolivianas, Washington DC area cultural organizations, demonstrate the traditional dances and dress of Bolivia, one of the six South American countries that had been included the Inka Empire's expanse. This is the second of two performances given by these organizations. This performance was webcast live and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on September 13, 2015.

"The Great Inka Road" Family Day 2 - Music & Dance of Peru & Ecuador

National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian celebrates its newest exhibit, "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire," and National Hispanic Heritage Month with a day-long program of family activities and performances. In this video, the musical group Inca Wayra provides music for performances by the Washington, DC cultural groups, Asociacion Clutural "Samay" and Tradiciones Huamanange. These groups represent two of the six South American countries that had been included the Inka Empire's expanse, Peru and Ecuador. This is the first of two performances given by these organizations. This performance was webcast live and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on September 13, 2015.

"The Great Inka Road" Family Day 3 - Peruvian Music & Dance

National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian celebrates its newest exhibit, "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire," and National Hispanic Heritage Month with a day-long program of family activities and performances. In this video, the cultural group Club Libertad de Washington DC performs traditional dances pf Peru. Peru is one of the six South American countries that had been included the Inka Empire's expanse, Peru and Ecuador. This is the first of two performances given by this organization. This performance was webcast live and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on September 13, 2015.

"The Great Inka Road" Family Day 5 - Music & Dance of Peru & Ecuador

National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian celebrates its newest exhibit, "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire," and National Hispanic Heritage Month with a day-long program of family activities and performances. In this video, the musical group Inca Wayra provides music for performances by the Washington, DC cultural groups, Asociacion Clutural "Samay" and Tradiciones Huamanange. These groups represent two of the six South American countries that had been included the Inka Empire's expanse, Peru and Ecuador. This is the second of two performances given by these organizations. This performance was webcast live and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on September 13, 2015.

"The Great Inka Road" Family Day 6 - Peruvian Music & Dance

National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian celebrates its newest exhibit, "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire," and National Hispanic Heritage Month with a day-long program of family activities and performances. In this video, the cultural group Club Libertad de Washington DC performs traditional dances pf Peru. Peru is one of the six South American countries that had been included the Inka Empire's expanse, Peru and Ecuador. This is the second of two performances given by this organization. This performance was webcast live and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on September 13, 2015.

"The Married Couple: the Man Whose Wife Was Wooed By a Bear

National Museum of Natural History
http://www.mnh.si.edu/ Read by Dr. Ives Goddard - curator and senior linguist in the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. A specialist in Algonquian languages, he serves as the linguistic editor and technical editor of the Handbook of North American Indians. Translation of "The Married Couple: the Man Whose Wife Was Wooed By a Bear," by Alfred Kiyana (Meskwaki), presented at our department's Noon Lecture Series (January 29, 2004).

"The Secret Garden Project" | Scholten & Baijings: Lessons from the Studio

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Scholten & Baijings were commissioned by the Textielmuseum to design a new piece of furniture and a new fabric. The designers and their team seized this assignment with both hands and ultimately designed a 3D printed piece of furniture and as many as eight fabrics based on flora and fauna. This video is described by JJ Hunt, and is part of the exhibition "Scholten & Baijings: Lessons from the Studio" on view at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum through Nov. 2019.

"The Small Citadel": Reconstructing the Ruined Buddhist Complex of Banteay Chhmar

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Buildings archaeologist Olivier Cunin demonstrates how to use three-dimensional computer graphics to reconstruct the ruins of a major Angkorian site. Aspects of Angkor Lecture Series Freer and Sackler Galleries Smithsonian Institution

"The Sun Throws Temper Tantrums" Learn About the Sun with Solar Physicist Dr. Kelly Korreck

National Air and Space Museum
Solar Physicist Dr. Kelly Korreck provides an in depth look of her exploration of the Sun and its effects on space weather. For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30

"The Yanks Are Coming:" The Songs of World War I

National Air and Space Museum
Explore the cultural impact of World War I through the music of the time. American attitudes changed dramatically during World War I, a shift reflected in popular music of the time, from 1915's anti-war “I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be a Soldier” to 1918's patriotic “Over There.” We invited a three-piece ensemble to perform popular songs of World War I to trace this change in American attitudes. Peabody Award-winning radio personality Michael Lasser discusses how the nation changed during this time.

"The good things, the bad things, they're all going to be here in these museums."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

"This Museum means so much to me."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

"This is Really Fun Stuff." From Community College to the Smithsonian: Carla Dove

National Air and Space Museum
Carla Dove . . . yes, Dove is the program manager at the Feather Identification Lab at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Learn how she got to the Smithsonian and how she decifered the mystery of an airplane striking a deer - at 1500 feet in the air. For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30

"Todo Lo Que Tengo (All That I Have)" by Quetzal from "Imaginaries"

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Purchase the album at folkways.si.edu: http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=3365 Inspired by traditional son jarocho music of Veracruz, Mexico, and spiked with urban rhythms, rock and R&B, East LA Chicano group Quetzal will release 'Imaginaries', its 5th album and 1st for Smithsonian Folkways, on Feb. 28, 2012. Quetzal, a GRAMMY winning ensemble, called "provocative, heartfelt and strikingly original" by the LA Times and founded by guitarist Quetzal Flores, rose from the ashes of uprisings in LA in 1992 as a vehicle for social commentary and activism. More information about the album release can be found here: http://www.folkways.si.edu/about_us/news_press.aspx#12.14.11_quetzal 'Imaginaries' begins with the dark but lively "2+0+1+2=Five," about a barren landscape ruined by environmental abuse; set in 5/4 time, the composition is punctuated by lush strings, organs and eerie vocals. It sets the tone for a fiery, innovative, percussive and bilingual album that fuses many touchstones of the East LA plurality―including the title track, a taut mix of rock and R&B, and the Veracruz-informed "Tragafuegos." Listen to "Imaginaries": http://snd.sc/vITVjX Listen to "Tragafuegos" (Fire Breathers): http://snd.sc/sMDeUs Watch "Imaginaries": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxz-Pj_tlu4 Watch "Estoy Aqui" (I Am Here): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PQ9QNV4U6g "Imaginaries" is the 35th release in the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions series since 2002. The series, a co-production with the Smithsonian Latino Center, showcases the diverse musical heritage of the 50 million Latinos living in the USA. Record release party at Fais Do Do in Los Angeles March 2, 2012 http://quetzaleastla.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quetzal/121358363248 http://shorefire.com/clients/folkways/ The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (http://www.si.edu/copyright/ ). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Todo Lo Que Tengo (All That I Have)" by Quetzal from "Imaginaries"

Smithsonian Institution
Inspired by traditional son jarocho music of Veracruz, Mexico, and spiked with urban rhythms, rock and R&B, East LA Chicano group Quetzal will release 'Imaginaries', its 5th album and 1st for Smithsonian Folkways, on Feb. 28, 2012. Quetzal, called "provocative, heartfelt and strikingly original" by the LA Times and founded by guitarist Quetzal Flores, rose from the ashes of uprisings in LA in 1992 as a vehicle for social commentary and activism. 'Imaginaries' begins with the dark but lively "2+0+1+2=Five," about a barren landscape ruined by environmental abuse; set in 5/4 time, the composition is punctuated by lush strings, organs and eerie vocals. It sets the tone for a fiery, innovative, percussive and bilingual album that fuses many touchstones of the East LA plurality―including the title track, a taut mix of rock and R&B, and the Veracruz-informed "Tragafuegos." Listen to "Imaginaries": http://snd.sc/vITVjX Listen to "Tragafuegos" (Fire Breathers): http://snd.sc/sMDeUs "Imaginaries" is the 35th release in the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions series since 2002. The series, a co-production with the Smithsonian Latino Center, showcases the diverse musical heritage of the 50 million Latinos living in the USA. Record release party at Fais Do Do in Los Angeles March 2, 2012 http://quetzaleastla.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quetzal/121358363248 http://shorefire.com/clients/folkways/ The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (http://www.si.edu/copyright/ ). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Toro zacamandú (The Zacamandú Bull)" by Grupo Mono Blanco [Official Music Video]

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Official music video for "Toro zacamandú (The Zacamandú Bull)" by Grupo Mono Blanco, from '¡Fandango! Sones Jarochos from Veracruz'' out on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings // https://folkways.si.edu/grupo-mono-blanco/fandango-sones-jarochos-from-veracruz This hard-driving son features Gisela Farías's clarion voice and rural, declamatory singing style and the percussive sounds of zapateado footwork by Iván Fernández and his sister Lucero Fernández. "Hey, hey, let's herd all the cattle,/for the rains are coming. Hey, hey, the lowlands are flooding,/and the highlands are going away." Directed and filmed by Charlie Weber and edited by Matthew Archibald Smithsonian Folkways: http://www.folkways.si.edu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianf... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonian... The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen" Exhibition Panel Discussion

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Artist Trevor Paglen is joined by artificial intelligence experts Kate Crawford and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Georgetown law professor Alvaro Bedoya for a discussion of the role of surveillance in our lives. They explore how artists and institutions fit into the age of AI, focusing on the ethical and legal issues presented by its use.

"Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Trevor Paglen blurs the lines between art, science, and investigative journalism to construct unfamiliar and at times unsettling ways to see and interpret the world around us. Inspired by the landscape tradition, he captures the same horizon seen by American photographers Timothy O’Sullivan in the nineteenth century and Ansel Adams in the twentieth.

"Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Trevor Paglen blurs the lines between art, science, and investigative journalism to construct unfamiliar and at times unsettling ways to see and interpret the world around us. Inspired by the landscape tradition, he captures the same horizon seen by American photographers Timothy O’Sullivan in the nineteenth century and Ansel Adams in the twentieth.

"Truth or Consequences" - U.S. Postal Inspection Service Video

National Postal Museum
Imagine you receive a check in the mail and you're told to deposit it into your bank account . . . and the money is yours to keep. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? This film reveals the type of scams known as "419 fraud" and provides tips on how you can avoid being tricked. Learn more about the U.S. Postal Inspection Service: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/behindthebadge

"Twenty-one years ago I came to the Smithsonian with my grandfather."

National Museum of Natural History
Recorded onsite at NMNH's Centennial exhibit. Learn more about NMNH and its 100-year history: http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/

"Tú eres mi sol (You Are My Sunshine)" by Elizabeth Mitchell and Suni Paz [Official Music Video]

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Official music video for "Tú eres mi sol" by Elizabeth Mitchell and Suni Paz, from 'Tú eres mi flor: Songs for Children en Español'' out on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings // https://folkways.si.edu/elizabeth-mitchell-suni-paz/tu-eres-mi-flor/songs-for-children-en-espanol Suni brings her own spirited lilt to our reimagining of this classic, a favorite American popular song. Suni's rhythmic magic on the guitar was the driving force for this arrangement. Animated by Natalie Horberg Lyrics adapted by Suni Paz Elizabeth Mitchell: http://youaremyflower.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabethmitchellandyouaremyflower?ref=ts Bandcamp: https://elizabethmitchell.bandcamp.com/ Smithsonian Folkways: http://www.folkways.si.edu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianf... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonian... The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Wait a Minute" (studio recording from "Long Time... Seldom Scene")

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
"Long Time... Seldom Scene" available here: http://goo.gl/7eFnSf What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, it's taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun. On April 22, the longtime pillars of the bluegrass world will return with the aptly titled Long Time... Seldom Scene. The newly recorded collection features fresh interpretations of 16 oft-requested tunes and is the band's first studio album since the GRAMMY-nominated album "Scenechronized" in 2007. It's a family reunion in all the best ways, featuring the current—and longest-running—lineup, joined by founding members Tom Gray and John Starling and guests Chris Eldridge, Emmylou Harris, and Rickie Simpkins. The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"We Just Saw a Pile of Goop"

Smithsonian Education
Geologist Liz Cottrell shows how she simulates the conditions of the deep Earth in her lab. She describes the frustrations of failed experiments, which are a necessary part of every success. "When you're surprised by your results," she says, "that's where all the discovery happens." Learn more: http://volcano.si.edu/index.cfm Find more Smithsonian scientists: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/scientist/
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