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Finding Aids to Individual Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

THE 1994 NEPTUNE PLAZA CONCERT SERIES COLLECTION

AFC 1994/001

Compiled by Michelle Forner
Library of Congress, Washington DC
August 1995

SUMMARY

The 1994 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection consists of manuscript and print materials, sound recordings, graphic materials, and moving images that document the 1994 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 September. Adverse weather conditions sometimes force the concerts indoors.

The 1994 season consisted of the following:

April 21 Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Tibet (Tibetan sacred music and dance)
May 19 Sviraj, DE and PA, (Tamburitza music of former Yugoslavia)
June 2 Six Nations Longhouse Women Singers, NY and Canada (Iroquois)
June 16 Legendary Orioles, MD (Rhythm and blues quartet singing)
July 21 Kings of Harmony, DC (Gospel brass band)
August 18 Dave McLaughlin and Josh Crowe, VA (Bluegrass)
September 15 Cachao and his Latin All Stars, NY, FL, and PR (Cuban mambo)

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. Performers may be contacted through the American Folklife Center administrative office.

Primary Languages: English, Greek, Iroquois, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Tibetan

Physical Description Location Numbers
Print Materials
1 box  
Computer Diskettes  
1 3 1/2" diskette  
Sound Recordings
4 10" DT stereo reels at 7.5 ips AFC 1994/001:SR1-4
3 120-minute digital audio tape AFC 1994/001:SR5-7
11 90-minute audiocassettes AFC 1994/001:SR1-c1, c2, SR2-c1, SR3-c1, SR4-c1, SR5-c1, c2, SR6-c1, c2, SR7-c1, c2 (listening copies)
Graphic Materials
195 b&w 35 mm negatives
9 b&w contact sheets
1 color contact sheet
7 8x10 b&w photoprints
5 8x10 color photoprints
124 color slides
 
Moving Image
5 hi-8 color videocassettes AFC 1994/001:V1, V3, V5-6, V8
9 1/2" VHS color videocassettes AFC 1994/001:V2, V4, V7
AFC 1994/001:V1-v1, V5-v1, V6-v1-2, V7- v1, V8-v1 (viewing copies)

COLLECTION INVENTORY

SERIES I: PRINT MATERIAL

Location
Contents
Folder 1
Archive of Folk Culture Administrative Materials. The collection guide (this document), an article describing the Neptune Plaza Concert Series, and press releases and news clippings on the 1994 concert lineup. Also includes a three and one- half inch computer diskette containing logs of the concerts in Wordperfect 5.1 on MSDOS 6 (all logs are available in hard copy in the individual concert folders).
Publicity and administration
Folder 2
Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, 4-21-94. Concert fliers, news clippings, promotional materials on the band, and a concert log by Catherine Hiebert Kerst.
Folder 5
Sviraj, 5-19-94. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Catherine Hiebert Kerst with input from Danilo Yanich, news clippings, and promotional materials on the band.
Folder 7
Six Nations Longhouse Women Singers, 6-2-94. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Judith Gray, news clippings, and promotional materials on the band.
Folder 9
Legendary Orioles, 6-16-94. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by William Maxwell Derrickson, and promotional materials on the band.
Folder 11
Kings of Harmony, 7-21-94. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Catherine Hiebert Kerst, and news clippings.
Folder 14
Dave McLaughlin and Josh Crowe, 8-18-94. Concert flier autographed by the performers, unsigned fliers, concert log by Catherine Hiebert Kerst, and promotional materials on the band.
Folders 15-16
Cachao and his Latin All Stars, 9-15-94. Concert fliers, concert log by Pablo Calvan, press releases, news clippings, and promotional materials about the band in English and in Spanish.

SERIES II: SOUND RECORDINGS

Location
Contents
Reel-to-reels
AFC 1994/001: SR1
Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, 4-21-94. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1994/001: SR2
Sviraj, 5-19-94. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips. Listening copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1994/001: SR3
Six Nations Longhouse Women Singers, 6-2-94. One 10" DT stereo at 7.5 ips. Listening copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1994/001: SR4
Legendary Orioles, 6-16-94. One 10" DT stereoat 7.5 ips. Listening copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.
Audiocassettes
AFC 1994/001: SR5
Kings of Harmony, 7-21-94. One 120-minute digital audio tape. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1994/001: SR6
Dave McLaughlin and Josh Crowe, 8-18-94. One 120-minute digital audio tape. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1994/001: SR7
Cachao and his Latin All Stars, 9-15-94. One 120-minute digital audio tape. Listening copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.

SERIES III: GRAPHIC MATERIALS

Location
Contents
Negatives
Envelope 1 Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, 4-21-94. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (36 images). Photographed by Jim Hardin.
Envelope 4 Sviraj, 5-19-94. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (14 images). Photographed by Jim Hardin.
Envelope 5 Six Nations Longhouse Women Singers, 6-2-94. Two sheets of black and white 35 mm (51 images) Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelope 9 Legendary Orioles, 6-16-94. Two sheets of black and white 35 mm (57 images). Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelope 10 Cachao and his Latin All Stars, 9-15-94. One sheet of black and white 35 mm (37 images). Photographed by Jim Hardin.
Photograph Prints
Folders 3-4 Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, 4-21-94. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (36 images, photographed by Jim Hardin), one 8 x 10 black and white photoprint (publicity-photographer unknown), two 8 x 10 color photoprints, and three duplicate 8 x 10 color photoprints (photographed by Nikki Vreeland).
Folder 6 Sviraj, 5-19-94. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (14 images, photographed by Jim Hardin) and one 8 x 10 black and white photoprint (publicity- photographer unknown).
Folder 8 Six Nations Longhouse Women Singers, 6-2-94. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (51 images). Photographed by John Gibbs.
Folder 10 Legendary Orioles, 6-16-94. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (57 images). Photographed by John Gibbs.
Folders 12-13 Kings of Harmony, 7-21-94. Two black and white 35 mm contact sheets (34 images), and five 8 x 10 black and white photoprints. Photographed by Yusef El-Amin.
Folder 17 Cachao and his Latin All Stars, 9-15-94. One black and white 35 mm contact sheet (37 images, photographed by Jim Hardin), and one color 35 mm contact sheet (22 images, photographer unknown).
Color slides
Envelopes 2-3 Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, 4-21-94. Two trays containing a total of 36. Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelopes 6-8 Six Nations Longhouse Women Singers, 6-2-94. Three trays containing a total of 52. Photographed by John Gibbs.
Envelopes 11-12 Cachao and his Latin All Stars, 9-15-94. Two trays containing a total of 36. Photographed by John Gibbs.

SERIES IV: MOVING IMAGE

Location
Contents
AFC 1994/001: V1
Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, 4-21-94. Onehi-8 color videotaped by Peter Bartis. Viewing copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1994/001: V2 Sviraj, 5-19-94. One 1/2" VHS color. Videotapes by Terrence L. Lisbeth.
AFC 1994/001: V3-4 Six Nations Longhouse Women Singers, 6-2-94. One hi-8 color and one 1/2" VHS color (recorded concurrently).
AFC 1994/001: V5 Legendary Orioles, 6-16-94. One hi-8 color videotaped by Peter Bartis. Viewing copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1994/001: V6 Kings of Harmony, 7-21-94. One hi-8 color. Viewing copies are available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1994/001: V7 Dave McLaughlin and Josh Crowe, 8-18-94. One 1/2" VHS color. Viewing copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.
AFC 1994/001: V8
Cachao and his Latin All Stars, 9-15-94. One hi-8 color videotaped by Nolyn Mason. Viewing copy is available in the Folklife Reading Room.

APPENDIX A

DANCE CONTENT

Concert
Description
Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery The monks present sacred music and dance from Tibet, including traditional monastic multiphonic singing and masked dances. Dr. Robert Clark of the University of Virginia narrates the program and provides background information. Dances include Sha-nak, Dance of the Black Hat; Kha-dro Ten-zhug Gar-cham, Longevity Dance of the Heavenly Messengers; and Dur-dak Gar-cham, Dance of the Skeleton Lords. Print material, photographs, and slides: folders 2-4, envelopes 2-3; sound recording: AFC 1994/001:SR1; videotape: AFC 1994/001:V1.

 

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