Maratón de Poesía
The Maratón de Poesía/Poetry Marathon is a trailblazing event in the United States that brings together recognized Hispanic poets, from the United States and abroad, to share their work with the local poetry community. The aratón kicks-off virtually at the Library of Congress with a poetry reading by all participating poets and a conversation to follow.
Conversation with Daymé Arocena
In a spirited conversation, Havana-born vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena speaks to Music Division's Michele Glymph and Claudia Morales about her virtual program presented at the Library. Filled with humor and laughter, Arocena shares the behind-the-scenes story about recording the concert from Canada while her band was in Havana.
Daymé Arocena: Educational Video #2: Afro-Cuban Rhythms
Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena discusses and demonstrates Afro-Cuban rhythms including Cuban Clave and Rumba Clave. For more information and related resources, please visit https://loc.gov/concerts/dayme-arocena.html.
Daymé Arocena: Concert
Full of energy, talent, and charisma, Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena comes to the Library to enchant her audience with her rich and powerful vocals. Characterized as "one of the world's fastest-rising jazz vocalists" by The New Yorker, Arocena brings a program that fuses jazz, Santeria chants, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and contemporary R&B; that reflects her cultural and musical upbringing on the island....
Pillars of Democracy: The Federal Judiciary
Watch American Enterprise Institute scholar Adam White, Harvard Professor Randall Kennedy, and Boston College Professor Cathleen Kaveny participate in a panel discussion, moderated by Russell Wheeler of the Brookings Institution, on the causes of changing attitudes towards the federal judiciary, as well as the ways that the third branch of government can win Americans' trust back.
Haskell, John - White, Adam - Kennedy, Randall - Kaveny, Cathy - Wheeler, Russell
Tchaikovsky & His Poets
A sumptuous recital by an all-star trio paints an intimate composer portrait, in performances of mesmerizing intensity. This masterly presentation of Tchaikovsky songs is interwoven with readings of poems from Alexander Pushkin, Afanasy Fet and Mikhail Lermontov, and letters to the composer's brother Modest and patron Nadezhda von Meck. Alice Coote's breathtaking singing arrests the viewer with "sheer conviction and subtlety of perception" (The...
Blackshaw, Christian - Tchaikovsky & His Poets - Coote, Alice - Fiennes, Ralph
A Fiddler's Tale
Igor Stravinsky's iconic work L'Histoire du soldat is based on the eternal story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil, achieving fame and fortune, but losing everything when the devil calls in the debt. Wynton Marsalis' A Fiddler's Tale retains the outline of Stravinsky's scenario, but updates the action to the present for a parable involving the devil, corruption and...
Conversation with Wynton Marsalis
Kazem Abdullah leads a conversation with Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis. They discuss his work, "A Fiddler's Tale" and his collaboration and work with Stanley Crouch.
Marsalis, Wynton - Abdullah, Kazem
The American Folklife Center presents Cambalache, a group that plays and promotes traditional son jarocho through performance, music workshops, and educational demonstrations.
Homegrown: Mamselle Ruiz
Join us for a Homegrown Concert featuring Mamselle Ruiz, a Mexican-born singer and guitarist living in French-speaking Montreal. For her Homegrown concert Mamselle Ruiz will concentrate on the traditional side of her repertoire, bringing traditional songs and Son Huasteco standards from several regions of Mexico to the Homegrown at Home series.
harbanger is a turntable septet - an experimental hip-hop music research project exploring turntable polyphony and polyrhythm. The ensemble emerged through the creative collaboration of hip-hop activist Harry Allen and DJ Rob Swift during a 2020 Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) Visiting Artist residency at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, debuting in a performance titled the wave function collapses. Comprising DJs Axis...
Peepsho, Pryvet - Spictakular - The Don Santos - Treeman - Bangers, Bobby - Axis Pro, Djs - Betta, Emoh
Conversation with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Tai Murray
Kazem Abdullah of the Library's Music Division leads a conversation with the venerable composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and the violin soloist and professor, Tai Murray. They discuss Zwilich's Romance for violin and piano and how the concert came to fruition.
Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Murray, Tai - Abdullah, Kazem
Claudia Rankine, Phillip B. Williams and Kevin Young: National Book Festival 2021
Claudia Rankine, author of "Just Us: An American Conversation" (Graywolf), and Phillip B. Williams, author of "Mutiny" (Penguin), discuss their new books with Kevin Young, editor of "African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song" (Library of America). Young is director of the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
Williams, Phillip B. - Young, Kevin - Rankine, Claudia
Q&A with Mindy Thomas: National Book Festival 2021
Mindy Thomas, co-author of "Wow in the World: The How and Wow of the Human Body: From Your Tongue to Your Toes and All the Guts in Between" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), answers your questions. Don't forget to check out Mindy Thomas' video where she discusses her book with co-author Guy Raz.
Q&A with Kekla Magoon: National Book Festival 2021
Kekla Magoon, author of "Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People" (Candlewick), answers your questions. Don't forget to check out Kekla Magoon's video where she discusses her book.