• Robert Shafer, Robin Kessinger, and Bobby Taylor concert collection, 2012 August 16

    Robert Shafer, Robin Kessinger, and Bobby Taylor concert coll...

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 16, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. traditional musicians, have played together over many years at various musical events in the Valley and throughout West Virginia. Musicians from Kanawha County, West Virginia, influenced by Clark Kessinger, a world ...

    • Contributor: Kessinger, Robin - Shafer, Robert - Taylor, Bobby ((Fiddler)) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012
  • Lee Roy Hatcher VHP Collection

    Lee Roy Hatcher VHP Collection

    Lee Roy Hatcher Collection in the Veterans History Project Database (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    • Contributor: Hatcher, Lee Roy
    • Original Format: Personal Narratives - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006-01-01
  • Woodie Guthrie: My Father, My Partner

    Woodie Guthrie: My Father, My Partner

    Nora Guthrie recounted her early recollections of family life (which include family gatherings and hootenannies with musicians close to the family), her father Woody's hospitalization with Huntington's Disease, her recognition of her father's growing mythology among artists in the 1960s folk music revival, and the gradual transition of her relationship with her father into one of professional partnership.

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Nora
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-03-29
  • Gary Haleamau: Traditional Hawaiian Music from Las Vegas

    Gary Haleamau: Traditional Hawaiian Music from Las Vegas

    Gary Haleamau and his band perform traditional Hawaiian slack-key guitar from Nevada, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Haleamau, Gary
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-08-20
  • Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida

    Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida

    Ann Yao plays the zheng, a long, horizontal plucked zither that is one the most ancient musical instruments in China. She is joined in this performance by Wang Guowei playing the erhu, a two-stringed fiddle, and by Chen Yihan, playing the pipa, a pear-shaped lute.

    • Contributor: Yao, Ann
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-07-27
  • Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Proverbs for Civil Rights

    Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Prove...

    For more than ten years Wolfgang Mieder has made the study of proverbs in political discourse one of his major research areas, particularly the role of proverbs at critical moments in American history. In this lecture he discusses his research for his most recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric" (2010). In barely 40 years of ...

    • Contributor: Mieder , Wolfgang - Mieder, Wolfgang
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-02-10
  • Arden A. Rowley VHP Collection

    Arden A. Rowley VHP Collection

    Arden A. Rowley Collection in the Veterans History Project Database (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    • Contributor: Rowley, Arden A.
    • Original Format: Personal Narratives - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006-01-01
  • Unukupukupu concert collection, 2012 June 26

    Unukupukupu concert collection, 2012 June 26

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 26, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The concert featured traditional dances and songs, rooted in the sacred `Aiha`a Pele (Ritual dance of volcanic phenomena) performed by members of Unukupukupu, meaning "Shrine of ferns [rooted in fresh lava]," the Hālau ...

    • Contributor: Tangarō, Taupōuri - Hawaii Community College - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012
  • An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble concert collection, 2013

    An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble concert collection, 2013

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 25, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble -- renowned Yiddish folk singers Michael Alpert and Ethel Raim, tsimblist (hammered dulcimer player) Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment -- celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the historic ...

    • Contributor: Raim, Ethel - An Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013
  • African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase

    African American History Month Celebration: National Visionar...

    The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-02-22
  • Folklore's Champion: Ben Botkin

    Folklore's Champion: Ben Botkin

    Among Benjamin Botkin's accomplishments, the gathering of slave narratives has received the greatest amount of attention, though not always with his name attached. As folklore editor of the Federal Writers Project, and later head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress, Botkin guided the fieldworkers who collected the narratives, amassed and edited the raw materials, and produced 17 bound volumes ...

    • Contributor: Abrahams, Roger
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-08-15
  • Living and Building Between Tradition and Change: Vernacular Architecture in Northern Sweden

    Living and Building Between Tradition and Change: Vernacular ...

    Architect and folklorist Mats Widbom presented his research on the traditional building culture of Dalecarlia in Northern Sweden. In particular, he explored how the parstuga (double house) has been used and rebuilt over time in the parish of Lima. His research demonstrates that traditional culture, as expressed in architecture, is not something permanent; it need not have a particular appearance and derivation from the ...

    • Contributor: Widbom, Mats
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-03-24
  • Thomas F. Richardson VHP Collection

    Thomas F. Richardson VHP Collection

    Thomas F. Richardson Collection in the Veterans History Project Database (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    • Contributor: Richardson, Thomas F.
    • Original Format: Personal Narratives - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2002-01-01
  • Blind Boys of Alabama I

    Blind Boys of Alabama I

    Fresh from their Grammy win, the Blind Boys of Alabama present a free, lunchtime gospel concert on the steps of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Blind Boys of Alabama
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2002-06-05
  • Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy Music From Maine

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy...

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin, members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine, perform at Coolidge Auditorium. They share music and culture of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-09-16
  • The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band

    The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band

    The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band performs at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-10-13
  • Opalanga Pugh:  African-American Storytelling from Colorado with Askia Toure on Voice and Drum

    Opalanga Pugh: African-American Storytelling from Colorado w...

    Opalanga Pugh presents traditional African-American storytelling from Colorado, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Pugh, Opalanga
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-05-28
  • Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers perform a capella gospel music from Kentucky, another in the 2009 Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-07-16
  • Sreevidhya Chandramouli with Poovalur Sriji: South Indian Classical Music from Oregon

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli with Poovalur Sriji: South Indian Cla...

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli plays the vina, a plucked Indian lute with a fret board spanning three and a half octaves. She was trained in the Karaikudi vina tradition, the only school of south Indian vina players that goes back more than ten generations. Also featured is Poovalur Sriji on the mridangam.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-08-20
  • Cantos de mi canton (Songs from My Home): Chicano Music from California

    Cantos de mi canton (Songs from My Home): Chicano Music from ...

    In a concert in celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month, Agustin Lira and Alma & Quetza perform.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-09-14
  • Francis McPeake Family Concert, May 16, 2007

    Francis McPeake Family Concert, May 16, 2007

    From March through May 2007, scholars and artists gathered at the Library of Congress and other venues in and around Washington, DC, to present and promote Northern Irish arts and culture through the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme. The May events at the Library of Congress included an exciting and thought-provoking series of concerts and lectures and a special symposium. Together, they highlighted and focused ...

    • Contributor: Francis Mcpeake Family
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-05-16
  • Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn

    Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn

    In this concert in the Library's "Homegrown" series, Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn play traditional banjo and stringband music from Ohio.

    • Contributor: Ellis, Tony
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-06-22
  • I feel so good the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy, 2012 November 16

    I feel so good the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy, 2012 N...

    Bob Riesman discusses Big Bill Broonzy's life and his influence on other musicians. The lecture includes selections from Broonzy's performances. Riesman is the author of I feel so good : the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy (Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2011). Lectures.. Photographs.. manuscripts 1 folder. | 1 video file (59 min.) : digital, sound, color. | photographs | ...

    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012
  • Archie Green: The Making of a Working-Class Hero

    Archie Green: The Making of a Working-Class Hero

    This talk explores the relationship between folklorist Archie Green's formative political experiences at home, at school, and at work during the "Age of the CIO" and his subsequent development of "laborlore" as a public-oriented interdisciplinary field.

    • Contributor: Burns, Sean
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-05-01
  • Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

    Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

    Polka, zydeco, and "Lady of Spain": If this is your idea of the only genres wherein the accordion flourishes, prepare to be enlightened by the history of this robust instrument's odyssey across the American musical landscape and its dramatic rise, fall, and rise again in 20th century popular culture.

    • Contributor: Jacobson, Marion - Jacobson, Marion S.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-07-12
  • Reverb

    Reverb

    Gospel/inspirational harmony group Reverb performs as part of the Library's celebration of African American History Month. The concert was also part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Reverb Ensemble
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-02-07
  • Do All Indians Live in Tipis? and Other Compelling Questions for Education

    Do All Indians Live in Tipis? and Other Compelling Questions ...

    Stereotypes, inaccuracies and inappropriate representations of Native Americans continue to abound in American society today. Reflecting on his 20 years of experience working in the field of American Indian education, the Edwin Schupman explores examples, causes and implications of the current state of awareness about Native peoples and issues.

    • Contributor: Schupman, Edwin
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-08-05
  • Richard J. Foss VHP Collection

    Richard J. Foss VHP Collection

    Richard J. Foss Collection in the Veterans History Project Database (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    • Contributor: Foss, Richard J.
    • Original Format: Personal Narratives - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2003-01-01
  • North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection

    North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection

    John Moulden, singer and author from Ulster, presented a lecture titled "North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection" as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Included in his lecture was discussion of the Sam Henry Collection, the largest ...

    • Contributor: Moulden, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-05-02
  • Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner

    Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner

    Two first place World Hoop Dance Champions have joined together to model and dance a vision of male and female balance, harmony and respect as traditionally practiced by their ancestors. Dallas Chief Eagle, Rosebud Sioux tribal member, and Jasmine Pickner of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe are both world-traveled hoop dancers. They performed as part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-11-15
  • An-Sky Ensemble Oral History

    An-Sky Ensemble Oral History

    Members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, who are performers as well as researchers of Yiddish music, discuss their history.

    • Contributor: An Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013-06-25
  • Cowboy Poet Paul Zarzyski and Cowboy Singer-Composer Wylie Gustafson From Montana

    Cowboy Poet Paul Zarzyski and Cowboy Singer-Composer Wylie Gu...

    Poet Paul Zarzyski and singer-composer Wylie Gustafson perform at Coolidge Auditorium as part of the Homegrown Concert Series.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-10-07
  • Les Bon Hommes Du Nord: French-Canadian Fiddle Music & Songs from New Hampshire

    Les Bon Hommes Du Nord: French-Canadian Fiddle Music & Songs ...

    Patrick Ross and Jean Theroux present a program of fiddle tunes and songs drawn from their French-Canadian heritage. They will be joined by Dalton Binette and Bow Thayer. All four musicians hail from the northernmost area of New Hampshire, adjacent to the Canadian border, across which people and cultural influences have flowed steadily over the last hundred years or more. The fiddle, accordion, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-08-08
  • Keith M. Little VHP Collection

    Keith M. Little VHP Collection

    Keith M. Little Collection in the Veterans History Project Database (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    • Contributor: Little, Keith M.
    • Original Format: Personal Narratives - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005-01-01
  • Voices from the canefields folksongs from Japanese immigrant workers in Hawai'i

    Voices from the canefields folksongs from Japanese immigrant ...

    Franklin Odo discussed his research for his book, Voices from the canefields: folksongs from Japanese immigrant workers in Hawai'i (Oxford University Press, 2013) as a featured presenter in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series on September 20, 2013, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. He describes how Japanese workers on Hawai'i's plantations created their own songs, in form akin to their traditional tanka or ...

    • Contributor: Odo, Franklin - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013
  • Kalanidhi Dance: Traditional Kuchipudi from Maryland

    Kalanidhi Dance: Traditional Kuchipudi from Maryland

    Kalanidhi Dance Company was founded in 2005. Its artistic approach is to explore creative and contemporary ideas through the vocabulary of Kuchipudi, while retaining the essence and integrity of the classical form. Dancers include Supraja Chittari, Ankitha Durvasula, Ramya Durvasula, Pragnya Thamire and Deviga Valiyil.

    • Contributor: Kalanidhi Dance Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013-08-14
  • Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica

    Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica

    Margaret Mills, professor at Ohio State University, and Kenneth Bilby, research associate at the Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology presented lectures in a program titled "Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica" as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Mills discussed "The Same River: Dilemmas and Challenges of Long-term Cultural Research in Conflict Zones and Failing ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006-08-03
  • The Birmingham Sunlights

    The Birmingham Sunlights

    Gospel Quartet Birmingham Sunlights perform as part of the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Sunlights, Birmingham
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005-12-07
  • Passing for traditional the New Lost City Ramblers and folk music authenticity, 2011 September 9

    Passing for traditional the New Lost City Ramblers and folk m...

    Ray Allen discusses the careers of Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley -- the New Lost City Ramblers and their research and performance of old-time and traditional music. Lectures.. Photographs.. 1 folder. | 1 video file (58 min.) : digital, sound, color. | photographs | lecture by Ray Allen. (Statement Of Responsibility). Ray Allen, speaker. (Performers). Recorded in the Mary Pickford Theater, James ...

    • Contributor: Allen, Ray - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011
  • Steve Meisner Band

    Steve Meisner Band

    Accordion polka concert with the Steve Meisner Band.

    • Contributor: Meisner, Steve
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-08-25
  • Folk Music from the Slovak Mountains

    Folk Music from the Slovak Mountains

    The fujara is the largest member of the overtone flute family. It developed in the seclusion of the Slovakian mountains, and, until recently, was barely known outside Slovakia. Even today, only a small number of traditional musicians play the instrument, and only a handful of craftsmen know how to make it. However, since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the fujara has been "discovered" ...

    • Contributor: Rychlik, Bohuslav - Rychlik, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-05-27
  • Barbara Lynn & Friends

    Barbara Lynn & Friends

    Barbara Lynn & Friends perform Texas rhythm and blues at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Lynn, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-11-18
  • From Oral Tradition to Critical Edition: The James Madison Carpenter Collection of Folk Music and Drama

    From Oral Tradition to Critical Edition: The James Madison Ca...

    This lecture showcases the variety and importance of the James Madison Carpenter Collection, which has been digitized and is intended for online presentation as part of the Performing Arts Encyclopedia. The talk describes some of the editorial challenges facing the James Madison Carpenter Project team as they prepare a critical edition of the collection.

    • Contributor: Bishop, Julia
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-04-23
  • Music from the true vine Mike Seeger's life and musical journey, 2013 June 12

    Music from the true vine Mike Seeger's life and musical journ...

    Bill C. Malone discusses his biography of musician, documentarian, scholar, and one of the founding members of the influential folk revival group the New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger (1933-2009), who spent more than fifty years collecting, performing, and commemorating the culture and folk music of white and black southerners, which he called "music from the true vine." Bill C. Malone is author of ...

    • Contributor: Malone, Bill C. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013
  • Seeing Mary: Belief, Politics, and Practice at Marian Apparition Sites

    Seeing Mary: Belief, Politics, and Practice at Marian Apparit...

    What happens in a community after a Catholic claims to see and hear Mary, the Blessed Mother? Always a challenging situation, the claims are contested while individuals try to discern the credibility of the visionary and the apparition. Those who choose to believe develop devotional practices to honor Mary at the site made sacred through her visit. These devotions are both ancient and emergent, ...

    • Contributor: Pryor, Anne
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-06-03
  • Place and the Politics of Belonging

    Place and the Politics of Belonging

    One of America's greatest ironies is that, although a nation of immigrants, the country also has a longstanding history of ambivalence, and at times hostility, toward its newest arrivals. In the last decade, the increased number of immigrants living in new destinations, those settlements located outside the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, has coincided with an upsurge in local anti-immigrant sentiment.

    • Contributor: Shutika, Debra Lattanzi - Lattanzi Shutika, Debra
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-08-12
  • Passing for Traditional: The New Lost City Ramblers and Folk Music Authenticity

    Passing for Traditional: The New Lost City Ramblers and Folk ...

    The New Lost City Ramblers were pioneers in the old-time music revival that paralleled the great folk music boom of the 1960s. Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley (later replaced by Tracy Schwarz) were city-born and suburban-bred folk musicians who specialized in recreating the sounds of rural southern stringband and early bluegrass music at a time when the folk music scene was dominated ...

    • Contributor: Allen, Ray
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-09-08
  • The Bajich Brothers: Tambura Music from Kansas

    The Bajich Brothers: Tambura Music from Kansas

    The Bajich Brothers perform tambura music from Kansas, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Brothers, Bajich
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-09-17
  • James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman

    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman

    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman perform blues guitar from Mississippi, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Johnson , James "Super Chikan"
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006-05-23
  • Blind Boys of Alabama II

    Blind Boys of Alabama II

    Fresh from their Grammy win, the Blind Boys of Alabama present a free, lunchtime gospel concert on the steps of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Blind Boys of Alabama
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2002-06-05
  • Amuma Says No: Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from Idaho

    Amuma Says No: Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from...

    Amuma Says No plays Basque music in a concert at the Library of Congress

    • Contributor: Amuma Says No
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-07-14
  • David Warren Steel: Makers of the Sacred Harp

    David Warren Steel: Makers of the Sacred Harp

    David Warren Steel discusses his new book, "The Makers of the Sacred Harp," newly published by the University of Illinois Press.

    • Contributor: Steel, David Warren
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-10-21
  • Mariano Gonzalez Ramirez concert collection, 2012 September 26

    Mariano Gonzalez Ramirez concert collection, 2012 September 26

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 26, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Mariano Gonzalez, a virtuoso harpist and composer born and raised in Buena Vista, Paraguay to a family of harpists and harp makers, is a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. He began playing the ...

    • Contributor: Gonzalez, Mariano ((Harpist)) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012
  • Surati: Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey

    Surati: Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey

    Surati performs Indian classial and folk dance from New Jersey, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Surati Dance Group
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-11-19
  • My father, my partner, 2012 March 29

    My father, my partner, 2012 March 29

    Nora Guthrie discusses her work developing projects that bring Woody Guthrie's vast, often unknown, cultural and creative legacy to life. Lectures.. Photographs.. manuscripts 1 folder. | 1 video file (69 min.) : digital, sound, color. | photographs | lecture by Nora Guthrie. (Statement Of Responsibility). Nora Guthrie, speaker. (Performers). Recorded in the Mumford Room, LM 649, James Madison Building, Library of Congress on March ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Nora - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012
  • Kunqu: China's First Great Multi-art Theatrical Tradition

    Kunqu: China's First Great Multi-art Theatrical Tradition

    Marjory Bong-Ray Liu presented "Total Theatre -- The Art of Kunqu, China's Earliest Classical Opera" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Chinese opera, especially Kunqu, is particularly noted for its graceful dance movements and gestures that are an integral part of the total art form, unlike many western operas where the aural aspect is predominant. Kunqu ...

    • Contributor: Bong Ray Liu, Marjory
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-09-04
  • Negrura Peruana

    Negrura Peruana

    Negrura Peruana perform Afro-Peruvian music and dance from Connecticut, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Peruana, Negrura
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005-10-12
  • Sallylou Bonzer VHP Collection

    Sallylou Bonzer VHP Collection

    Sallylou Bonzer Collection in the Veterans History Project Database (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    • Contributor: Bonzer, Sallylou - Bonzer, Sallylou Cummings
    • Original Format: Personal Narratives - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005-01-01
  • Old Cultures/New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music and Dance of Urban Immigrant Communities

    Old Cultures/New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music a...

    Ethnographer and performer Ethel Raim, co-founder and artistic director of New York's celebrated Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD), discusses her five decades of work with community-based traditional artists in urban America. Beginning at a time when to most Americans "folk music" was practically synonymous with rural and Anglo-Saxon, Raim built on her own interests in Balkan music and dance to document and ...

    • Contributor: Raim, Ethel
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-06-20
  • Traditional Norwegian-American Dance Music From Virginia

    Traditional Norwegian-American Dance Music From Virginia

    Part of the Homegrown Concert Series, the Berntson family performs traditional Norwegian-American dance music from Virginia.

    • Contributor: Berntsons, The
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-12-03
  • Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues

    Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues

    In this presentation William R. Ferris discusses his book, "Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues" (University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2009).

    • Contributor: Ferris, William R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-02-17
  • Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac

    Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac

    Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac performs Aztec dance from Pennsylvania, another in the 2009 Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Calmecac, Ollin Yoliztli
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-06-18
  • Unukupukupu Halau Hula

    Unukupukupu Halau Hula

    Unukupukupu is the traditional Halau Hula (Hula School) of Hawai`i Community College, Hilo, Hawai`i. Here ancient dances and songs, rooted in the sacred `Aiha`a Pele (Ritual Dance of Volcanic Phenomena) intermingle with the rigor of academic inquiry. To experience the particular fiery style of hula termed `Aiha`a Pele, one is trained to call up the fire within the body and to dance until sweat ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-06-26
  • John R. Alison VHP Collection

    John R. Alison VHP Collection

    John R. Alison Collection in the Veterans History Project Database (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

    • Contributor: Alison, John R.
    • Original Format: Personal Narratives - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2003-01-01
  • Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

    Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the ...

    Simon J. Bronner interprets the uses of play and ritual for students in different eras to work through tough issues of their age and environment. More broadly, campus traditions are shown to function centrally in the development of American culture.

    • Contributor: Bronner, Simon J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-08-09
  • Anxieties of Authorship & Ownership: Intellectual Property, Indigenous Collections & Decolonial Futures

    Anxieties of Authorship & Ownership: Intellectual Property, I...

    Jane Anderson discussed the philosophical and practical problems for intellectual property law and the protection of Indigenous/traditional knowledge resources and cultural heritage.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Jane - Anderson, Jane E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013-04-03
  • Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    While all other aspects of Yiddish culture existed wherever Ashkenazic Jews lived, it was only in America that radio realized its greatest and most fulfilling use by and for Jews. Yiddish scholar Henry Sapoznik discusses and shares some of the most memorable and powerful moments in this nearly lost world of ethnic American broadcasting. By exploring amazingly broad category of Yiddish radio shows -- ...

    • Contributor: Sapoznik, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-10-14
  • Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur performs ballads and songs from Vermont, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Macarthur, Margaret
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005-06-21
  • Les  Bon Hommes du Nord concert collection, 2012 August 8

    Les Bon Hommes du Nord concert collection, 2012 August 8

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 8, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The event featured French Canadian fiddle tunes and songs performed by four musicians, Patrick Ross, Jean Nil Theroux, Dalton Binette, and Bow Thayer, who hail from the northernmost area of New Hampshire, adjacent ...

    • Contributor: Ross, Patrick - Theroux, Jean Nil - Binette, Dalton - Thayer, Bow - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012
  • Traditional Greek Smyrneika Music from Massachusetts

    Traditional Greek Smyrneika Music from Massachusetts

    Sophia Bilides sings and plays santouri (Greek hammered dulcimer) and zilia (finger cymbals). Smyrneika songs arose out an urban population where the music of Greeks, Turks, Jews, and Armenians influenced each other in the early decades of the 20th century. This vibrant cultural scene was shattered when conflicts led to the 1922 Asia-Minor Catastrophe. The destruction of the port city of Smyrna (Izmir) led ...

    • Contributor: Bilides, Sophia
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-08-24
  • Balla Kouyate & World Vision: Traditional Malian Music from Massachusetts

    Balla Kouyate & World Vision: Traditional Malian Music from M...

    Balla Kouyate is a griot and virtuoso player of the balaphon. Considered the predecessor of the xylophone and the first Mande instrument, the balafon is made up of wood slats of varying lengths. The slats are secured over two rows of calabash gourds, which serve as natural amplifiers. Each gourd is punctured with small holes over which Balla places thin plastic tape. The vibrating ...

    • Contributor: Kouyate, Balla
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-04-28
  • The Sama Ensemble

    The Sama Ensemble

    The Sama Ensemble performed traditional Iranian music and dance as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Ensemble, Sama
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-04-25
  • I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy

    I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy

    A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903-1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big ...

    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-11-16
  • Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionan Sands in Concert

    Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionan Sands in Concert

    Tommy Sands, with his daughter Moya and son Fionan, performed in concert as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress. This event was co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the American Folklife Center. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It is the main support for ...

    • Contributor: Sands, Tommy
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-10-09
  • Singing and Praying Bands concert collection, 2012 August 23

    Singing and Praying Bands concert collection, 2012 August 23

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 23, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The ministry of the Singing and Praying Bands takes place in host churches, often at a camp meeting after an evening preaching service is over. Members line out a hymn, pray a prayer, ...

    • Contributor: Singing and Praying Bands of Delaware and Maryland - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012
  • Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra

    Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra

    Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra perform Albanian music from New York, celebrating 40 years of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-06-19
  • Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear

    Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear

    Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear perform Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006-08-16
  • McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia

    McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia

    The McIntosh County Shouters perform Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout at a concert at the Library.

    • Contributor: Mcintosh County Shouters
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-12-02
  • Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole: Upper Louisiana French Creole Music from Missouri

    Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole: Upper Louisiana French...

    By an amazing string of chance events, young Dennis Stroughmatt came upon the descendants of French Midwestern settlers, and he spent over three years in southeast Missouri learning to speak Illinois French Creole, play the fiddle, and sing many of the traditional songs that have thrived in the region for over three hundred years. He would also go on to live, work and play ...

    • Contributor: Stroughmatt, Dennis
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-06-21
  • Rosie Stewart in Concert

    Rosie Stewart in Concert

    Rosie Stewart, a singer from Co. Fermanagh in Ireland, performed in concert, including "Adieu to Lovely Garrison," as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

    • Contributor: Stewart, Rosie
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-05-09
  • Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    Concert by the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers.

    • Contributor: Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013-08-07
  • We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi

    We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil...

    As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet ...

    • Contributor: Sugarman, Tracy
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-05-05
  • Legends and Legacies Concert: A Celebration of Public Folklore

    Legends and Legacies Concert: A Celebration of Public Folklore

    A Legends and Legacies concert celebrates Joseph T. Wilson and the NCTA Collection coordinated and produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA).

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-09-10
  • Rich Remsberg: Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music from the Great Depression

    Rich Remsberg: Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music from the Great De...

    Showcasing American music and music making during the Great Depression, "Hard Luck Blues" presents more than 200 photographs created by the New Deal's Farm Security Administration photography program. With an appreciation for the amateur and the local, FSA photographers depicted a range of musicians sharing the regular music of everyday life, from informal songs in migrant work camps, farmers' homes, barn dances, and on ...

    • Contributor: Remsberg, Rich
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-06-02
  • Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy music from Wyoming, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Wranglers, Bar J
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-10-02
  • Libaya Baba concert and interview collection, 2013 July 2

    Libaya Baba concert and interview collection, 2013 July 2

    Video recording, audio recordings, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 2, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Libaya Baba means "Grandfather's Grandchildren." The group consists of three brothers Jeffrey, Kelsie, and Dayton Bernardez, and their cousin, Greg Palacio. Their first influence came from their grandfather, Cyril Antonio, and ...

    • Contributor: Libaya Baba (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013
  • The Zionaires

    The Zionaires

    The Zionaires perform gospel music from Maryland and Delaware, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: The Zionaires
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-07-24
  • Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving and Singing in Northern Ireland

    Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving ...

    Handloom weaving was dominated by men in 19th century Ireland. The Industrial Revolution changed that, enabling women to take the dominant role in the factory production of linen. In this talk, Maurice Leyden discusses the reasons for this historical shift, and the impact of this change on the traditions of singing and songwriting among weavers. To illustrate his lecture, Leyden sings songs composed by ...

    • Contributor: Leyden, Maurice
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-12-04
  • Dog Tags: History, Stories & Folklore of Military Identification

    Dog Tags: History, Stories & Folklore of Military Identification

    The 100th anniversary of the official use of American personal identity tags, affectionately known as "dog tags," recently passed without fanfare. Dog tags are highly personal items to warriors of every service and to their families as well. Each dog tag carries its own human-interest story. The acts of receiving the dog tag, hanging it around the neck, and feeling it against the body ...

    • Contributor: Cucolo, Ginger
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-01-26
  • Natasinh Dancers and Musicians

    Natasinh Dancers and Musicians

    The Natasinh Dancers and Musicians performed Lao music and dance from Iowa, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Lao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa, based in Des Moines, is a group of Lao dancers and musicians trained in the Natasinh style of performance--the traditional forms, techniques and character of performing arts taught at the Ecole National de ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2006-07-26
  • "It's Of My Rambles..." A Journey in the Song Tradition of Ulster

    "It's Of My Rambles..." A Journey in the Song Tradition of Ul...

    Len Graham presented a lecture titled "'It's Of My Rambles...' A Journey in the Song Tradition of Ulster" as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program. Graham explored the folk song tradition of his native Ulster. His talk was interspersed with live performances of songs in English on many themes, including early classic ballads, broadside ballads, and songs of love, politics, emigration and many ...

    • Contributor: Graham, Len
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-11-06
  • Decoration Day in the Mountains

    Decoration Day in the Mountains

    Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning community cemeteries, decorating them with flowers, holding religious services in cemeteries, and having dinner on the ground. These commemorations seem to predate the post-Civil-War celebrations that ultimately gave us our national Memorial Day. Little has been written about this tradition, but it is still practiced widely throughout the Upland South, from North ...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-07-07
  • The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity and the Aesthetics of Dress

    The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity a...

    Diana N'Diaye shares stories, observations, and insights from "The Will to Adorn," a community-centered research and public presentation project, which explores and examines the diversity of African American cultural identities as expressed through traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.

    • Contributor: N'Diaye, Diana - N'Diaye, Diana Baird
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013-01-30
  • Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory: Cajun Music from Louisiana

    Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory: Cajun ...

    Marce Lacouture, David Greely, and Kristi Guillory perform traditional Cajun music at the Library of Congress. This concert is part of the Homegrown Concert Series, presented by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Lacouture, Marce
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-06-23
  • 'The High Lonesome Sound' Revisited: Documenting Traditional Culture in America

    'The High Lonesome Sound' Revisited: Documenting Traditional ...

    In the early 1960s, the multitalented musician, filmmaker, and photographer John Cohen journeyed to eastern Kentucky to document the songs of church-goers, miners, and farmers, and the rural community that produced and sustained their uniquely American sound. The result was "The High Lonesome Sound," a classic 1963 documentary film than evocatively illustrates how music and religion help Appalachian people maintain their dignity and traditions ...

    • Contributor: Cohen , John
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-06-11
  • Daithi Sproule and Robert Watt Perform in Concert

    Daithi Sproule and Robert Watt Perform in Concert

    Singer and guitarist Daithi Sproule and Highland bagpiper Robert Watt perform in concert as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-05-23
  • Folksongs of another America field recordings from the upper midwest, 1937-1946, 2013 July 18

    Folksongs of another America field recordings from the upper ...

    Jim Leary presented his research devoted to a compilation and new edition of folk music recorded during the 1930s and 1940s by Sidney Robertson Cowell, Alan Lomax, and Helene Stratman-Thomas in homes, hotels, community halls, church basements, and parks throughout Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Focusing on 175 representative performances by more than 200 singers and musicians -- and including biographical sketches and photographs of ...

    • Contributor: Leary, James P. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2013
  • Translating Africa in Global Contexts

    Translating Africa in Global Contexts

    Although African myths and folktales have long been trivialized as childish, translators today are revealing new insights, which show that Africa led the world in the invention of the most sophisticated literary styles. Critics now particularly value the figurality, or use of metaphor, which dominates the African literary imagination. The ethics and politics of translating African oral literature, or folklore, are a microcosm of ...

    • Contributor: Haring, Lee
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2010-09-22
  • Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers

    Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers

    Among the sufferings of those pursued during the McCarthy era, the situation of folksingers and folklorists was unique. Suspected by their government, they were hunted by the FBI almost everywhere. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, one can now know the extent of privacy crimes committed against Pete Seeger and other folklorists. For more than 20 years, the FBI and CIA conducted surveillance ...

    • Contributor: Dunaway, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-03-19
  • Collecting and Performing Traditional Song in the Republic of Georgia

    Collecting and Performing Traditional Song in the Republic of...

    Ethno-musicologist, scholar and performer Malkhaz Erkvanidze talked about collecting traditional sacred and secular music in the Republic of Georgia as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Members of the Anchiskhati Choir assisted him with performance of material he and the members of his ensemble have collected.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005-11-17