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How Can I Keep From Singing? A Seeger Family Tribute at the Library of Congress

March 15-16, 2007, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

PROGRAM

MARCH 15, 2007 -- THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 pm --
THE PETE AND TOSHI SEEGER FILM COLLECTION
Screening of film clips from the documentary film footage collection of world musical traditions recorded by Pete and Toshi Seeger and their children during their travels around the world in the 1960's. The screening will be followed by a discussion period.

MARCH 16, 2007 -- FRIDAY

9:00-10:00 am --
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
: Library Officials and Peggy Bulger (Director, American Folklife Center)
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Neil Rosenberg (Professor Emeritus, Memorial University of Newfoundland) -- Family Values Seeger Style [read abstract & bio]
View the webcast of the Introduction and Keynote Address [Running time 0:46:10]

10:00-11:15 am --
CHARLES SEEGER & RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER
View the webcast of the panel [Running time 1:10:58 ]

Moderator: Peggy Seeger [read bio]
Betty Auman (Music Division) -- Seeger Materials In The Library Of Congress Music Division. [read abstract & bio]
Judith Tick (Northeastern University) -- Ruth Crawford Seeger's Legacy. [read abstract & bio]
Taylor Aitken Greer (Pennsylvania State University) -- The Legacy Of Charles Seeger: Defying And Defining Tradition. [read abstract & bio]

11:30-1:00 pm --
ANOTHER GENERATION OF SEEGERS: PETE, MIKE & PEGGY SEEGER

View the webcast of this and the following panel [Running time 2:31:50]

Moderator: Michael Taft (American Folklife Center)
Todd Harvey (American Folklife Center) --Seeger Collections At The American Folklife Center Archive. [read abstract & bio]
Jeff Place (Smithsonian Folkways Records)-- Seeger Materials In The Smithsonian Folkways Collection. [read abstract & bio]
David Dunaway (University of New Mexico) -- Documenting The Seegers. [read abstract & bio]

1:00-2:30 pm -- LUNCH

2:30-4:00 pm --
PERFORMING THE SEEGERS

View the webcast of this and the previous panel [Running time 2:31:50. This panel begins at 1:07:30.]

Moderator: Ray Allen (Brooklyn College, CUNY) [read abstract & bio]
Anthony Seeger (UCLA) -- “Something’s Coming That Stinks” (An Old American Folk Song?): Changing And Exchanging Songs With The Suyá Indians In Mato Grosso, Brazil. [read abstract & bio]
James Durst (Work O' the Weavers) -- Performing Pete In Work O’ The Weavers. [read abstract & bio]
Mike Seeger (Musician And Scholar) w/ Ray Allen (Brooklyn College, CUNY) --   Integrating Documentation, Presentation and Performance. [read abstract & bio]

4:00-5:30 pm --
POLITICS, THEORY & THE FOLK REVIVAL

View the webcast of this panel and the following event [Running time 1:41:32]

Moderator: Joe Hickerson (Folklorist, Performer) [read abstract & bio]
Bill Ivey
(Vanderbilt University) -- Theorizing Folk and Country Music. [read abstract & bio]
Robert Cantwell (University of North Carolina) -- The Politics of Pete. [read abstract & bio]
Millie Rahn (Independent Folklorist) -- The "It Changed My Life" Syndrome: The Folk Revival. [biography]

5:30-5:45 pm --
CLOSING REMARKS & SING ALONG WITH PETE SEEGER
*
View the webcast of the conclusion of the symposium program and the previous panel. [Running time 1:41:32. The summary remarks begin at 1:11.]

8:00-9:30 pm --
CONCERT
(COOLIDGE AUDITORIUM, JEFFERSON BUILDING)
Go to the concert web page to view the webcast with a log of the concert or
View the concert webcast here [Running time 2:13:15]

Pete, Mike and Peggy Seeger with family and special friends
The Seeger Family concert will begin at 8 pm on March 16 in the Coolidge Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, S.E.

 

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