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What's Happening at the American Folklife Center

Throughout the year, the Center sponsors workshops, lectures, exhibits, concerts, and conferences (on its own and in cooperation with other Library of Congress offices and outside agencies) in order to educate the American people about the importance of their own cultural traditions and the traditions of others. All events are free and do not require tickets unless otherwise noted.

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2015 Events






September 30, 2015 4:00-5:00 "The African Roots of the Fiddle and Banjo," presented by Kluge Center Alan Lomax Fellow Cece Conway with performances by Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton and the Down Hill Strugglers Mary Pickford Theatre, Pickford Theatre, 3rd floor, James Madison Building Free

Past Events

Find descriptions and webcasts of past American Folklife Center events, including Botkin Lectures, Civil Rights History Events, Homegrown Concerts, and Symposia.

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