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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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2018 Events

Date

Time

Event

Location

Status

         
March 21, 2019 Noon-1:00 Vishtèn: Acadian music from Prince Edward Island (concert) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
March 22, 2019 Noon-2:30 Code Girls Reunion and Women's History Month Observance (Veterans History Project Event) Thomas Jefferson Building - LJ 119 Free -tickets required
         
March 27, 2019 Noon-1:00 Alash Ensemble: Music from the Republic of Tuva (concert) Whittall Pavilion,
Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Free and open to the public
         
April 15, 2019 Noon-1:00 Mokoomba: Afro-Fusion Music from Zimbabwe (concert) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
April 24, 2019 Noon-1:00 "Street Folk: Hip Hop, Car Culture, and Black Life in Houston, Texas," Langston Collin Wilkins, Director, Center for Washington Cultural Traditions," Langston Wilkins, Tennessee Arts Commission (lecture) Whittall Pavilion,
Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Free and open to the public
         
May 14, 2019 Noon-3:00 Dick Spottswood: A Discographer on the Record
(an interview with Dick Spottswood followed by a panel discussion)
Whittall Pavilion,
Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Free and open to the public
         
May 16, 2019 Noon-1:00 Eva Salina and Peter Stan-Serbian and Balkan Romani Music (concert) Whittall Pavilion,
Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Free and open to the public
         
May 23, 2019 Noon-1:00 North Mississippi Homeplace: Photographs and Folklife,
a book talk by Michael Ford
Whittall Pavilion,
Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Free and open to the public
         
June 5, 2019 Noon - 2:00 Black Lives Matter & Music: On Documenting Contemporary Culture (panel) with Fernando Orejuela, Indiana University; Stephanie Shonekan, University of Massachusetts Amherst; and Alison Martin, Indiana University (check back for more information) Whittall Pavilion,
Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Free and open to the public
         
June 8, 2019 1:00 -3:00 PM Poetry Jam (check back for more information) Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
June 13, 2019 Noon-1:00 African Sons of God: A Capella Singing from South Africa (concert)
Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
June 25, 2019 Noon-1:00 Los Cenzontles: Mexican American Folk Music from California (concert) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
July 25, 2019 Noon-1:00 Cedric Watson: Cajun, Creole and Zydeco Music from Texas (concert) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
August 7, 2019 Noon-1:00 Lakota John Locklear: Slide Guitar Blues from North Carolina (concert) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
August 13, 2019 Noon-1:00 The Murphy Beds: Irish Music from  New York (concert) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
September 18, 2019 Noon-1:00 National Council for the Traditional Arts Fellow for 2019
To be announced
(concert)
Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
September 19, 2019 Noon-100 Les Filles de Illighadad: Tuareg Music and Song from Niger (concert) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public

Announcements:

American Folklife Center Announces 2018 Fellowships & Awards Recipients

Read about the recipiants and their research projects in Folklife Today (May 30, 2018)

AFC Internship Program

To make a donation to the new AFC Internship Program Fund, donate online. Copy and paste or type in the "Other" box the name of the fund: Fund #651265 – American Folklife Center Internship.

Past Events

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

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