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New Release - Ella Jenkins,
A Life of Song

On February 22, Smithsonian Folkways and the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will release A Life of Song from musician and educator Ella Jenkins, known as "The First Lady of Children's Music."

The new album offers stories and songs that speak to her years growing up as an African American child in multicultural Chicago and is part of the African American Legacy Series.

Ella Jenkins - A Life of Song
Smithsonian Folkways Magazine, Winter Smithsonian Folkways Magazine, Winter
The Winter 2011 issue of Smithsonian Folkways Magazine, the online-only multimedia magazine, is now available:
  • Cover Story: The Evolution of Jazz
  • Artist Spotlight: Ella Jenkins — A Life of Song
  • Archive Spotlight — Ding Dong Dollar
  • Tools for Teaching — "This Little Light of Mine"
Last Chance to Pre-Order JAZZ at Special Price

JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology, the new 6-CD, 111-track, 200-page collection, will be in stores March 29, 2011, but subscribers can pre-order directly from Smithsonian Folkways at a special price.

*The discounted pre-order price will expire on February 15, 2011*

JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology
New on Vinyl New on Vinyl

Recently, several back-catalog albums in vinyl format have been made available. The newest releases are:

Subscriber Discount!
Enter code SFWVinyl2011 and save 20% off your next vinyl purchase of $25 or more.

Smithsonian Folkways Trivia!
Each month we'll ask a trivia question; email your answer, name, and address with the subject "February Trivia" to by February 15, 2011, and a randomly selected entrant with the correct answer will win a free CD of his or her choice!

February Question: What is the name of Ella Jenkins’ most widely recognized song, which was added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2007?

Congratulations to last month's winner, Tina from San Francisco, CA, who correctly answered "Miles Davis" to the question: "Which musician appears on six tracks of JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology, more than any other musician?"
New Archival Releases
Flutes of Rajasthan - Music of the Surnaiya Langa
Flutes of Rajasthan - Music of the Surnaiya Langa
Karim Khan Langa and Mala Khan Langa
Padavali Kirtan by Swapan Boral
Padavali Kirtan
Swapan Boral
Felix Mendelssohn Sonatas for Cello and Piano
Felix Mendelssohn Sonatas for Cello and Piano
David Soyer and Harriet Wingreen

Featured Videos
Video: Ella Jenkins in conversation Ella Jenkins in conversation
"We Love You Ella!"
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