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Read the Newest Issue of the Smithsonian Folkways Magazine Online

Monday, January 16, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jesse A. Fivecoate
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The newest issue of Smithsonian Folkways Magazine, which focuses on the educational value of their collections, is now available.

The cover story, written by Folkways' director and curator Huib Schippers, examines the role of musical diversity in advancing transcultural appreciation.

GRAMMY Award-winning musician Dan Zanes provides personal reflections on how Folkways artists influenced his approach to children's music.

We premiere our first fully bilingual lesson plan (English/Spanish), composed by Carla B. Herrera, which is based on José-Luis Orozco's GRAMMY-nominated album ¡Come Bien! Eat Right!

Last but not least, New York educator Alan Singer gives folk music a hip-hop twist through creative teaching exercises.

Containing approximately 17,500 words and 200 multimedia elements, this issue of Smithsonian Folkways Magazine ranks among our most content-rich publications to date.

To read this issue, visit

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