Essays Music Day 2014


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The Star Spangled Music Foundation (SSMF) in partnership with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA),  America Sings,Resounding Joy, and others are pleased to announce a national Star-Spangled Music Day for Friday, September 12, 2014 in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the United States National Anthem — “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Download our logo here and feel free to use it on the Web, on t-shirts, buttons, stickers, flyers, etc. to help celebrate the national anthem’s 200th birthday!

For this day we ask that Americans far-and-wide and especially K-12 students throughout the United States sing patriotic songs—including “The Star-Spangled Banner”—and discuss the history and significance of the anthem. Performances may be videotaped and posted to YouTube, Twitter, and other social media outlets using the hashtag #Anthem200.

The SSMF and ACDA along with other organizations will provide K–16 instructional materials as linked to our For Educators page. We also encourage teachers, schools, and educational organizations to join our Star Spangled Teachers and Star Spangled Schools Networks to keep current with upcoming announcements and the release of additional materials.

Ideas to celebrate the National Day of Patriotic Song include:

  • Have a campus-wide singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and post it to YouTube using the hashtag #Anthem200 and post it to our Facebook page. If you send us the video, we can post it for you. Email for help.
  • Perform the SSMF’s Star Spangled Halftime Spectacular marching band charts during your high school football game that evening. These will be posted in summer 2014.
  • Add a historical arrangement of the U.S. National Anthem to a concert or recital for a school-wide assembly using scores provided by the SSMF.
  • Work with local government or other organizations to celebrate the bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in whatever way is best for your local community.
  • Play the SSMF’s recording of the original version of the U.S. national anthem over your school’s PA to start the day and tell your fellow staff and students about the anthem’s anniversary. Click here for a script that you could adapt for the announcement. You can get our recording on Youtube or in our Poets & Patriots CD release.
  • Add your own idea and initiative here! Share them with us via Facebook or

Thanks for joining the SSMF, the ACDA, and are other partners in celebrating the 200th birthday of “The Star-Spangled Banner”!

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Major Parties + Festivals

  • NEW YORK - Sun, Sept 2
  • BOSTON - Brazilian Women Group hosts 17 Annual Party. Sept 6 - 9
  • ARIZONA - organized by Afrobaile Sat, Sept 8
  • LOS ANGELES - At the La Brea Tar Pits! Sat, Sept 8
  • BIRMINGHAM, UK - Espirito Brum Festival. Sept 11 - 16
  • go to party page


    Play Chico Chagas - Swan Lake + Forró! from ABMI Compilation

    Download the Compilation

    Beginning Sept 7, the good folks at ABMI (the Brazilian Independent Music Association), along with Borandá Records will allow you to stream or download a compilation of new music from their membership. Discover + enjoy!listen or download

    JMU School of Music

    Presents a workshop, symposium and concert at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.poster + info

    CD Baby + Borandá Records Promote Brazilian Music Visit CD Baby's Editor's Picks and see their Blog this Friday, and all thia week, as they invite retail clients + you to listen to music they and Borandá love. Also Blog spot and Facebook post in Portuguese.see their picks

    Jazz Samba

    Archivist Fred Patterson explores the Jazz Samba LP and the Bossa craze.Read

    DJ Dolores offers personal mini-sets inside a Taxi in Londonderry, Northern Ireland! Live mix with manga beat genius DJ Dolores inside a cab as you cruise the streets and groove as you move.

    see what's happening

    Radio EldoradoCatch a full day of programing, and a contest for the greatest Brazilian album - VOTE by Sept 4 - from our pals at Sao Paulo's leading station.

    See all they are doing

    Brazilian WaxLuiz Bonfa wrote "A Brazilian In New York," and we're here to tell you about some Brazilian Record Collectors in New York. Eilon Paz runs the site Dust and Grooves and is putting together a book of brilliant and insightful portraits. Here are links to two collectors that just happen to have some very nice vinyl, AND are Brazilians in New York.

    see Joelsee Alexandra

    JazzNet247 Radio, AustriaJust for us they put together a slideshow of floats, flora, flotsam and femmes from Carnival in Rio.

    see slideshow

    Industria Brasileira, a wonderful film on music making in modern Brazil by Carlos Franca and S.H. Fernando Jr. @ WordSound

    more infosee the film

    Mais Um Discos

    is a small UK based label dedicated to unearthing new and exciting Brazilian music. The bonus to all their excavation is this poster that comes with their Oi! compilation, a free poster (96cm x 66cm) printed from a woodcut commissioned from Brazilian street artist Derlon Almeida and printed by Sao Paulo's legendary Grafica Fidalga print workshop. Go to the bottom of their site to see this amazing printing process. label info

    Next - India Music Week - October 2013

    Learning from and building upon this Brazilian Music Day, as well as last years Muslim World Music Day, we are preparing an even larger overview of the subcontinent! Director B.George is off to deliver a paper at the IASA Conference in Delhi on Oct 10, and then visit and talk with as many Universities, Archives + Libraries as he can manage; with a little luck pick up a few recordings along the way. So start planning now and get in touch if you want to be a part of India Music Week. Down the line we are planning for Days in Scandinavia (2014), Cuba (2015), Louisiana (2016), China (2017) and …

    Symposium @ Columbia

    Whose Music Is It, Anyway?: The Politics of Property and Archives in Brazil, the Americas, and at Columbia

    Sept. 28, 3-5pm.Casa Hispànica. Participants: Carlos Sandroni, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco; Dylon Robbins, NYU; Alejandra Bronfman, U. of British Columbia; Aaron Fox, CU; moderated by Marc Hertzman. NOTE later date, as our DAY is so early in the academic year. see fab poster + read all about it CU library Brazilian music resources


    Music + Dance – The Samba Society - Sept 3, Labor Day. 4pm. Trópico de Nopal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. A roda de samba dance and music event for the whole family. info

    Music + Dance! – Forro In The Dark - Sept 5, Nublu, NYC. info

    Concert – Sergio Mendes

    Sept 7. 8pm. Sergio Mendes makes a rare appearance in NY. Concert Hall at The New York Society For Ethical Culture, NYC. info

    Radio – Sonoridade

    Beginning Sept 7. online, on demand @ artonair . Host Béco Dranoff hosts his first live guest, producer & DJ Maga Bo, a pioneer of the electro/world music scene. infohear the show

    Lecture – David H. Treece at The British Library,

    Sept 7. 12.30pm. British Library, London. Free. "The Meanings of Music in Brazilian Culture" by Prof. Treece, Camoens Professor of Portuguese, King's College and author of the forthcoming book: Brazilian Jive - from Samba to Bossa and Rapevent info insight-Brazilian holdings @ library

    Music – Eduardo Mendonça + Show Brazil!

    Sept 7. 12-1:30pm. Out to Lunch Series, Freeway Park, Seattle, WA. Traditional + contemporary music + dance by Seattle based international troupe. info

    Music– Brasileirinho

    Sept 7. 1pm CST. Alumni Center, U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Etnomusicologists show their choro chops between presenting papers @ BRASA Confab.

    Radio – Brazilliance

    Sept 7. 6-7pm EST. WUMD 89.3 FM + online @, live, Dartmouth, MA. info

    Radio – Wabash Bossa Beats

    Sept 7. 6:30-7:30pm Wabash College, WNDY 91.3, Crawfordsville, IN. Dr. Ivette Wilson plays classic Bossa to honor the 50th anniversary of "Garota de Ipanema." go to station

    Music – Duo Barrenechea

    Sept 7. 8pm. Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, NYC. Flute and piano duo Sergio and Lucia Barrenechea perform works by Brazilian classical composers. info


    Sept 7. Midnight. Nublu 62 Ave C, NYC. Bahian vocalist + percusionist member of Stomp.

    Music – Veronica Nunes + Ricardo Vogt

    Sept 7. 9-11pm. Beco Bar, Brooklyn. An evening of classic sambas by Veronica, voice + cavaquinho and Ricardo, guitar + voice. info

    Music + Dance – Alo Brasil

    Sept 7. 9pm. World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA. a "tornado of rhythm and sound" (Philadelphia City Paper) info

    Music – Roberta Campos

    Sept 7 + 8. 22h. Tom Jazz, Sao Paulo, Brasil. An evening with this young singer songwriter. info

    Music + Dance – Samba da Independencia with Aleh Ferreira

    Sept 7. __pm. Casa Cultural Brasil Tropicàlia, Copenhagen, Denmark. A night of samba, MPB and…

    Party – Brazilian Independence Day Luau!

    Sept 7. 10pm-2am, CST. Jupiter's, Champaign, Il. The Luso-Brazilian Assoc. mixes fuzzy drinks from two hemispheres! go to invite

    Music – Tony Lasley

    Sept 7. 6-9pm, PT. Finch's, La Jolla, CA. Bossa Nova originals with Brazilian Portuguese lyrics. Tony's info

    Radio – Mundofonías - RNE - Radio Nacional de Espana - Radio Exterior

    Sept 8, This just in: "Hi, we're joining this celebration, dedicating part of our next show to Brazilian Music Day." listen

    Dance Party – Forro Party with Scott Kettner

    Sept 8. 6-10pm. New Paltz, NY. Party with Scott Kettner. info

    Music – Tucumanus from Amazonas

    Sept 8. 8:30pm. SOBs presents at their early show, NYC. Then cool down with their fabulous Bossa Nova Brunch Sunday, Sept 9, starting @ noon. info

    Music – Debora & Dani Gurgel

    Sept 8 + 9. Two chances to hear this jazz duo at Somethin Jazz on the 8th @ 9pm + at our favorite uptown venue, the Shrine, Sept 9. 8 pm info

    Music – Paulo Levi with Trio da Paz + singer Maucha Adnet

    Sept 9, Sunday. New date! 2:30-5pm. Free outdoor garden concert. 11BC Community Garden, 626 East 11th St, Manhattan (bet Ave. B & C) Check site for raindate. siteinfo

    Music – Samba Jazz Sundays @ Zinc Bar

    Sept 9, Sunday. Sets at 8:00, 10:00, and 11:30pm. Village, NY. The best of Brazilian Jazz led by the pianist & composer Cidinho Teixeira tonight with Greta Panettieri. info

    Radio – INCREDIBLE Brazilian Music Day on WKCR. 89.9fm

    Sept 12 - 13. Wed, one pm - Thurs, one am. 12 hours of Brazilian Music in coordination with the ARC's Brazil Music Day. With LIVE performances! 2pm Nanny Assys and friends / 330pm Dani Gurgel / 5pm Kay Lyra / 7pm Clarice Assad / 9pm Mais Um / 10pm Ze Luis / 12am Zooga Malaga. info on streamingshow info

    Music – Roberta Campos Record Release Concert

    Sept 12. 19h30. Teatro Rival Petrobras. Rua Alvaro Alvim, 33 - Cinelandia - Rio de Janeiro. info

    Music – Rosa Morena Russa Band & Pavel Ehrlich

    Sept 14. 7:30pm. Hamburg, Germany. Singer songwriter Rosa Morena Russa + artist Pavel Ehrlich, offer "Russian samba" and Slavic "saudade." info

    Festival – Tudo é Jazz

    Sept 14 - 15. Ouro Preto, Brazil. 11th edition of this jazz fest that mixes Brazilian and international artists. info in Portuguese

    Music - UM BOA! – Joyce

    Sept 21-23. sets 7:30 + 9:30pm. Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York. info

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