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  • Folk Music from the Slovak Mountains

    The fujara is the largest member of the overtone flute family. It developed in the seclusion of the Slovakian mountains, and, until recently, was barely known outside Slovakia. Even today, only a small number of traditional musicians play the instrument, and only a handful of craftsmen know how to make it. However, since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the fujara has been "discovered" ...

    • Contributor: Rychlik, Bohuslav - Rychlik, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-05-27
  • Spaelimenninir: Music and Stories from Scandinavia

    From Viking history to Lapland landscape a dynamic presentation of Nordic music and culture. Explore the oral traditions and the collections of indigenous cultural expressions. Based in the Faeroe Islands between Iceland and Norway, Spaelimenninir ("the folk musicians") -- a native Faeroese, a Swede, two Americans, and two Danes -- will perform traditional and contemporary folk music and song from Scandinavia.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-23
  • The Sultan's Kitchen: A History of Turkish Cuisine

    Sheilah Kaufman shares her great passion for richly flavored, no-fuss food in this presentation on the history of Turkish cooking.

    • Contributor: Kaufman, Sheilah
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-26
  • Dangerous Music: Suckers, Firestarters, & Cultural Anarchists, Oh My!

    Norman Middleton and Jessica Krash discuss "dangerous classical music" and marketing, examine the relation between high art and popular art and the mental and emotional intensity of classical music, and journey to the dark side with a discussion of arson and murder associated with heavy metal music and the highly controversial and contemporary issue of music and torture.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-11-06
  • The State of Art in Ethiopia

    Renowned artist Afewerk Tekle presented a lecture on the state of art in his native Ethiopia.

    • Contributor: Tekle, Afewerk
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-07-27
  • Joseph Bruchac: 2008 National Book Festival

    Storyteller Joseph Bruchac appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Bruchac, Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Following a Dream: The Beta Israel Then & Now

    Nili Auerbach discussed the historical background of the Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish) community, their extraordinary journey to and rescue by the State of Israel, their acclimation to a dramatically different country, and ultimately their current progress and efforts to acquire higher education.

    • Contributor: Auerbach, Nili
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-31
  • La Tumba Francesa in Cuba

    Musician Mirta Gomez discussed the French "Tumba," a traditional music and dance style that emerged in the 18th century in Cuba.

    • Contributor: Gomez, Mirta
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-01-08
  • ASCAP 2013: We Write the Songs

    The Library of Congress hosted the annual ASCAP "We Write the Songs" concert that celebrates the Library's partnership with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, a non-profit organization that handles licensing and royalties for songwriters. Performers included Paul Williams, Alan Bergman, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jim Weatherly, Siedah Garrett, Charles Strouse and Liz Calloway.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-14
  • Afghan Art and Architecture Through the Ages

    Hamid Naweed spoke about his new book, "Art Through the Ages in Afghanistan," a study of the pictorial and sculpting arts from the the prehistoric period to the Islamic era in Afghanistan.

    • Contributor: Naweed , Hamid
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-08-06
  • Let's Read, Let's Move

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is joined by Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak, chef and host of the Pati's Mexican Table TV show Pati Jinich, and NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon for the final 2014 field trip for "Let's Read, Let's Move," part of a broader initiative to engage youth in summer learning and physical activity.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-30
  • The Anarchist in the Library: The Moral Panics over Copyright and Free Speech

    A cultural historian and media scholar, spoke about peer-to-peer networks that have existed as long as gossip and word-of-mouth advertising--but with the rise of electronic communication, are suddenly coming into their own.

    • Contributor: Vaidhyanathan, Siva
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-05-09
  • Poetry & Literacy Symposium

    A series of panels exploring the connections between poetry and literacy.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-03-03
  • Conversation with Rosanne Cash & Natasha Trethewey

    Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey discusses music, poetry and creativity with country musician Rosanne Cash.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-07
  • Asian-American Literature Today

    Bangladeshi-American poet Tarfia Faizullah read from and discussed her first collection of poetry, "Seam," which explores the history of the Birangona, Bangladeshi women raped by Pakistani soldiers during the Liberation War of 1971, and the ethics of interviewing.

    • Contributor: Faizullah, Tarfia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-21
  • William Schuman's Puzzling Seventh Symphony

    The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, presented another in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Steven Swayne of Dartmouth College discussed William Schuman's Seventh Symphony. Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 1954, the symphony premiered in the fall of 1960, nearly five years after ...

    • Contributor: Swayne, Steven
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-25
  • How to View an Exhibition from a Hot Air Balloon: Nadar at the Paris Salon

    An examination of comic drawings about French Salon paintings created by the famous photographer Nadar (a.k.a. Felix Tournachon, 1820-1910).

    • Contributor: Langbein, Julia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-01
  • Hidden Washington: The Alley Communities of the Nation's Capital

    The program brought to life the alley communities in Washington, D.C., where people lived, worked, played and worshiped.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-05-15
  • A Bibliographer Encounters the Muses: Reflections on the Yiddish Theater and Its Legacy

    Zachary M. Baker delivered the eighth Annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book as part of the Library's celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month. The lecture was titled "A Bibliographer Encounters the Muses: Reflections on the Yiddish Theater and Its Legacy." The lecture series honors Myron M. Weinstein (1927-1998), whose 29-year tenure at the Library was spent in the Hebraic Section.

    • Contributor: Baker, Zachary M.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-08
  • Theaters

    The Library of Congress and W.W. Norton & Company celebrated the publication of "Theaters" with a special program of music and entertainment. Featured were an illustrated overview of the book by the author, Craig Morrison; a performance by Ted van Griethuysen of the Shakespeare Theatre Company; a musical performance by Genevieve Williams featuring songs composed by Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Howard Dietz ...

    • Contributor: Morrison, Craig
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-12-06
  • Spider and Jeanne Robinson: 2006 National Book Festival

    Spider Robinson speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • The Mediterranean Diet: Delicious Food Prescription for Transforming Disease & Illness

    Amy Riolo discussed her recent book, "The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Handbook."

    • Contributor: Riolo, Amy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-05-13
  • Okee Dokee Brothers (Sun): 2012 National Book Festival

    The Okee Dokee Brothers return to the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival (Sunday).

    • Contributor: Okee Dokee Brothers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • New Ideas of Music Ownership & the Musical Life of the Kïsêdjê

    The introduction of ideas taken from international intellectual property regimes to communities of indigenous peoples can lead to serious repercussions. This presentation discusses some of the results of the arrival new ideas and language about music and ceremonial ownership on central aspects of the musical, artistic, and economic life of a group of Brazilian Indians known in the literature as the Suyá, but who ...

    • Contributor: Seeger, Anthony - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2015-04-08