National Geographic : 2011 Jun
TOP PHOTO: MIKEY SCHAEFER Every month this page features our staff picks of National Geographic products and events. For more information go to nglive/events.org. Grupo Fantasma El Existential Grupo Fantasma is a ten-piece band from Austin, Texas. On the group's Grammy Award--winning 2010 release, El Existential, elements of cumbia, rumba, and salsa blend with funk, jazz, and old-school Latin rock into a 21st-century musical mashup. To download a free song from the album go to natgeomusic.net. Free Download of the Month Hang Out With Jimmy Chin Expert climber and photographer Jimmy Chin (right) was born to shoot our May cover story on extreme climbing in Yosemite. See him present some of his jaw-dropping photographs and the stories behind them at National Geographic in Washington, D.C., on June 2 at 7:30. NG CONNECT LECTURE MOVIE TRIP EXHIBIT APP BOOK THE FIRST GRADER When Kenya's government promised free education, 84-year-old Maruge was determined to attend school. Watch his true story in select theaters now. SAIL TO THE GALÁPAGOS Travel aboard a National Geographic ship and spend ten days exploring with a team of experts. Encounter flightless cormorants, playful sea lions, and rare giant tortoises as you hike, snorkel, and kayak around these amazing islands. Expeditions run throughout the year. Go to nationalgeographicexpeditions.com for departure dates. CLEOPATRA Experience the world of the famous Egyptian queen at Ohio's Cincinnati Museum Center through September 5. For information visit searchforcleopatra.com. 50 GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHS Get the stories behind 50 great Geographic photos. Interviews with photographers show what it takes to create unforgettable images. Download at the App Store now ($4.99). • DEADLY INSTINCT Photographers take on nature in a book that chronicles struggles of the animal world. Visceral images are punctuated with firsthand accounts by some of the photographers. In stores now ($30).