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Finding Aids to Individual Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

THE 1982 NEPTUNE PLAZA CONCERT SERIES COLLECTION

AFC 1982/011

Compiled by Michelle Forner
Library of Congress, Washington DC
November 1985

SUMMARY

The 1982 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, audio recordings, and graphic materials that document the 1982 concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The annual series, which began in 1977, features the presentation of folk traditions from many cultures. The concerts take place on the Neptune Plaza at the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress between April and October. Adverse weather conditions sometimes force the concerts indoors. The 1982 series was produced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

The 1982 season consisted of the following:

April 15 The Irish Tradition, MD
May 20 Oboade Drumming and Dance Company, DC (Ghanaian)
June 17 The Washington Toho Koto Society, DC (Japanese)
July 15 Los Pregoneros del Puerto, CA (Mexican)
August 19 Djimo Kouyate, DC (Senegalese)
September 16 Dave Morris, WV (Old-time Country)
October 19 The Washington Toho Koto Society, DC (Japanese)

Access and Reproduction: Listening and viewing access to the collection is unrestricted. Duplication of the materials requires prior permission of the Center and may be governed by copyright and other restrictions.

Primary Languages: English, Ga, Spanish, Wolof

Physical Description Location Numbers
Print Materials
2 boxes  
Sound Recordings
13 10" DT mono reels at 7.5 ips RWA 2546-47
RWA 3013-14
RWA 3761
RWA 3804-05
RWA 4143-44
RWA 4162-63
RWA 4477-78
Graphic Materials
171 b&w negatives 7 b&w contact sheets 3 8x10 b&w photoprints 1 5x7 b&w photoprint 186 color slides  

COLLECTION INVENTORY

SERIES I: PRINT MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Folder 1
Archive of Folk Culture Administrative Materials. The collection guide (this document) and an article describing the Neptune Plaza Concert Series.
Publicity and administration
Folder 2
The Irish Tradition, 4-15-82. Press releases and news clippings.
Folder 5
Oboade Drumming and Dance Company, 5-20-82. Press release, news clipping, and biographical sketches.
Folder 7
The Washington Toho Koto Society, 6-17-82. Press releases and news clippings.
Folder 10
Los Pregoneros del Puerto, 7-15-82. Press release, news clipping, and identification of people in ensemble.
Folder 12
Djimo Kouyate, 8-19-82. Press release, news clipping, and biographical sketches.
Folder 14
Dave Morris, 9-16-82. Press release, news clipping, and biographical sketches.
Folder 16
The Washington Toho Koto Society, 10-19-82. Press release and concert program.

SERIES II: SOUND RECORDINGS

Location
Contents
Reel-to-reels
RWA 3013-14
The Irish Tradition, 4-15-82. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 2546-47
Oboade Drumming and Dance Company, 5-20-82. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 3761
The Washington Toho Koto Society, 6-17-82. One 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 3804-05
Los Pregoneros del Puerto, 7-15-82. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 4143-44
Djimo Kouyate, 8-19-82. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 4162-63
Dave Morris, 9-16-82. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.
RWA 4447-48
The Washington Toho Koto Society, 10-19-82. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.

SERIES III: GRAPHIC MATERIALS

Location Contents
Negatives
Envelope 1
The Irish Tradition, 4-15-82. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (21 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 4
Oboade Drumming and Dance Company, 5-20-82. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (38 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 8
The Washington Toho Koto Society, 6-17-82. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (35 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 10
Los Pregoneros del Puerto, 7-15-82. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (27 images). Photographer unknown.
Envelope 13
Djimo Kouyate, 8-19-82. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (26 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 16
Dave Morris, 9-16-82. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (21 images). Photographer unknown.
Envelope 18
The Washington Toho Koto Society, 10-19-82. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (13 images). Photographer unknown.
Photograph Prints
Folders 3-4
The Irish Tradition, 4-15-82. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (21 images), one 5 x 7 black and white photoprint, and one 8 x 10 black and white photoprint. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Folder 6
Oboade Drumming and Dance Company, 5-20-82. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (38 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Folders 8-9
The Washington Toho Koto Society, 6-17-82. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (35 images), one 5 x 7 black and white photoprint (and one copy), and two 8 x 10 black and white photoprints. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Folder 11
Los Pregoneros del Puerto, 7-15-82. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (27 images). Photographer unknown.
Folder 13
Djimo Kouyate, 8-19-82. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (26 images). Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Folder 15
Dave Morris, 9-16-82. One black and white contact sheet (21 images). Photographer unknown.
Folder 17
The Washington Toho Koto Society, 10-19-82. One black and white contact sheet (13 images). Photographer unknown.
Color slides
Envelopes 2-3
The Irish Tradition, 4-15-82. Two trays containing a total of 24. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 5-7
Oboade Drumming and Dance Company, 5-20-82. Three tray containing a total of 60. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 9
The Washington Toho Koto Society, 6-17-82. One tray containing 12. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelopes 11-12
Los Pregoneros del Puerto, 7-15-82. Two trays containing a total of 26. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelopes 14-15
Djimo Kouyate, 8-19-82. Two trays containing a total of 31. Photographed by John T. Gibbs.
Envelope 17
Dave Morris, 9-16-82. One tray containing 20. Photographer unknown.

APPENDIX A

DANCE CONTENT

Concert
Description
Oboade Drumming and Dance Company Ghanaian music and dance group led by master drummer Yacub Addy. They perform songs and dances from West African tribes that take place during ceremonial and social occasions. Narrated performance includes eight dances representing six ethnic groups. Print material, photographs, and slides: folders 5-6, envelopes 5-7; sound recordings: RWA 2546-47.

 

 

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