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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Folk music in the news

Yesterday brought a veritable flurry of exciting new developments in the world of folk song and music: Alan Lomax’s Massive Archive Goes Online. Interesting article by NPR, with photos. This new material from from Alan Lomax’s independent archive has been digitized and preserved by the Association for Cultural Equity, and is distinct from his earlier […]

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Greetings from Rima

Hello CDSS Friends and Members, This is my first week at the helm of CDSS and I wanted very much to reach out to say “Hello!,” and it’s wonderful to meet all of you through cyberspace. We at the office are busy with preparing for our annual Board meeting, tying up loose ends from the […]

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Our latest grant recipients

Congratulations to our most recent rounds of successful grant applicants! We funded the following projects in October 2011 & January 2012: October 2011 15th annual Pourparler — gathering for teachers of traditional dance in schools and/or communities, TX Contra Affair — new contra dance series for college students and local community, OK Cracking Chestnuts — […]

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Member spotlight: violin maker

Ever wonder what your friends from CDSS camps do in their regular lives? CDSS member Sam Zygmuntowicz, a regular attendee of our Campers’ Week program and member of contradance band Grand Picnic, was recently featured in this interesting video, as posted on Gizmodo: You’ll Wish You Were a Violin Maker By the Time This Video’s […]

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Executive Director Named

An exciting announcement from CDSS Board President Bruce Hamilton. The CDSS Governing Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Rima Dael as Executive Director of the Country Dance and Song Society. She will begin working with the staff and Interim Director Marie Dalton-Meyer on March 5, becoming full-time on March 26. Rima brings a […]

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