Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers

    Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers perform traditional dances and songs at the Library of Congress, November 16, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 69 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). November 16, 2005. (Date). The members of this ensemble are from Arizona and New Mexico. Most are students at the University of New Mexico. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers - Bass, Howard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Navajo Song and Dance

    Contemporary Navajo music spans a wide variety of artists exploring various musical genres and incorporating aspects of Navajo musical expression, history, and experience. A few examples include Chucki Begay and the Mother Earth Blues Band, a group that mixes rock and roll, blues, and compositions about the Navajo experience, such as "Long Walk," a song about the Indian removal in 1864; Blackfire, an alternative ...

  • From mesa and plain : Indian cowboy and Negro sketches for pianoforte

    musical score | 17 p. ; 35 cm. | Navajo war dance -- Pawnee horses -- Prarie miniature -- Wa-Wan choral -- Plantation melody. (Content). Song 2 transcribed by Edwin S. Tracy. Song 5 recorded by Alice Haskell (General). "Volume IV [Spring Quarter - Part II] No. 28." (Source Note). Musical Score (Form).

    • Contributor: Wa Wan Press - Farwell, Arthur - Tracy, Edwin S. - Haskell, Alice
    • Original Format: Notated Music - Books
    • Date: 1905
  • American Indian and Native Alaskan Song

    Over the course of time, some song genres have declined as the occasions for their use have passed, while new ones have arisen and others have been adapted in response to changing contexts. The tradition of war dance songs, for example, once used to commemorate intertribal conflict, now honors the experiences of Indian members and veterans of the armed forces.

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  • Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    1950 Songs of America Elinor Remick Warren writes "God Be In My Heart." Aaron Copland's first set of Old American Songs includes settings of "The Boatmen's Dance," "The Dodger," "Long Time Ago," "Simple Gifts," and "I Bought Me A Cat." Seeger Family Concert. Mike, Peggy, and Pete Seeger with the Short Sisters, recorded at the Library of Congress, March 16, 2007 [webcast]. Culture Gian ...

  • Ritual and Worship - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    Sacred music has been a vibrant part of American culture from the earliest sacred oral traditions of indigenous peoples through the written traditions of the first European colonists. With the settlement of the Plymouth, Massachusetts colony in 1620, sacred music played an important role in helping to define the cultural identity of the region of the New World that would become the United States. ...