Top Picks: Totó La Momposina's album 'Tambolero,' new ideas for s'mores, and more

Fathom Events hosts the nature film 'Enchanted Kingdom' and a 'Grease' sing-along event, the Sly & The Family Stone album set 'Live at the Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968' is rock/soul music at its best, and more top picks.

Real World Records

Sounds of Colombia

Get your groove on to Tambolero, by Colombian folk singer Totó La Momposina. Growing up on Colombia’s coast, where African, indigenous Indian, and Spanish cultures meet and blend, Totó’s  music represents the unique musical traditions of her homeland. The upbeat and soulful tunes will surely make listeners get up and dance. It will be released by Real World Records Aug. 7.  

Summer nights

From the plains of Africa to the halls of Rydell High, moviegoers get two special viewing opportunities this month, thanks to Fathom Events. On Aug. 10-11, experience nature like never before with BBC Earth Films’ Enchanted Kingdom in 3-D. On Aug. 16 and 19, break out your poodle skirt or cuffed jeans and belt out your favorites in a Grease Sing-A-Long. Both events will be showing at select theaters nationwide. 


More s’mores

No campfire is complete without s’mores, and food blogger Faith Durand has reimagined the classic summer treat with 12 Creative S’mores for a Party. From sweet add-ons such as lemon curd and dulce de leche, to savory additions such as bacon, goat cheese, and prosciutto you’ll definitely want s’more. Check it out at 

Shark mythbusters

Have reports of shark attacks kept you out of the ocean this summer? Maybe this video by YouTube channel HowStuffWorks will calm your fears. Shark Myths Exposed debunks common misconceptions about all types of sharks, some of the most misunderstood creatures of the deep. See for yourself at

Epic Records

Soul testament

Before drum machines, auto-tuned voices, and digital anything, Sly & The Family Stone were out slaying audiences from coast to coast with superior musicianship, killer arrangements, and soul for miles. Live at the Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968 captures the high-octane septet on the very cusp of megastardom, just after their first hit, “Dance to the Music,” ruled the radio earlier that summer. Most of the material on the four-CD set will be unfamiliar, but no matter – this is rock/soul music at its best, a living testament to one of the most talented pop ensembles. 

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