National Geographic : 2012 Jul
NG CONNECT PHOTOS: BEN SHANK, COLLINS AVENUE TOP ; KENNETH GARRETT BELL • Every month this page features our staff picks of National Geographic Society products and events. For more go to nglive.org. Free Download of the Month Bibi Tanga and the Selenites 40° of Sunshine Afro-Parisian groove theorists Bibi Tanga and the Selenites return this year with a new album, 40˚of Sunshine. This fearlessly creative group melds retro-futurist visions and poetic couplings with slippery funk grooves and a sinewy Afro-beat. Download a free song from the album at natgeomusic.net/free. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ON TV The Hutterites Like most families, they bicker now and then. Yet this group from rural Montana is hardly typical. Meet the Hutterites of King Colony (left). Their conser- vative way of life revolves around worship and work, but modern technology and higher education are tempt- ing some to break away. It's all about reconciling the past with the present, this month on the National Geographic Channel. EXHIBIT WORKSHOP EBOOK APP CLASS IS IN SESSION Learn from the best photographers around at one of National Geographic's workshops. Choose from destinations such as New Orleans, New York City, Paris, and Rome. For more locations and photographer info see ngexpeditions.com/photo. REAL PIRATES Let the high seas adventure unfold as you explore a pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod in 1717. Learn about the people aboard, and view more than 200 objects recov- ered---including treasure, weaponry, and the ship's bell (left)---at the Science Museum of Minnesota through September 3. Visit smm.org. APOCALYPSE NOW? In this e-book National Geographic sorts through the 2012 phenomenon and more. Delve into the Maya's cryptic calendar, and read up on the fascinating history of doomsday prophecies. Find it starting July 3 wherever e-books are sold. NATIONAL PARKS See America's national parks in a whole new way with our latest app. Browse locations, check out comprehensive guides, discover park secrets, and collect park stamps. On the App Store now.