Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Conversation with WÖR Folk and Early Music from Belgium Watch a conversation with WÖR, who discuss folk and early music from Belgium.
    • Contributor: Wör
    • Date: 2022-08-17
  • Film, Video
    WÖR WÖR injects new energy into 18th-century melodies from the Flanders region of Belgium. Their sound has elements of folk, early music, and jazz, and shines an inventive spotlight on the tunes preserved in old Flemish manuscripts.
    • Contributor: Wör
    • Date: 2022-08-17
  • Film, Video
    General Washington and Mrs. French: Widows and Power in Eighteenth-Century Virginia Watch a discussion centering on Penelope French, a wealthy widow who did not want to sell her land to George Washington, despite his attempts to purchase it. Special guests include, Martha Saxton, Amherst College historian emerita and author of "The Widow Washington: The Life of Mary Washington", and Jennifer Stertzer, director of the Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia.
    • Contributor: Stertzer, Jennifer - Miller, Julie - Saxton, Martha - Breiner, Andrew
    • Date: 2022-08-17
  • Film, Video
    Unintended Consequences: How the War in Ukraine Impacts Global Energy and Food Security The Russian invasion of Ukraine has led major European countries to completely reevaluate their energy policy and to consider alternatives to Russian oil and gas. Meanwhile, consumers in both the U.S. and Europe are facing higher costs for gasoline and transportation. Because Ukraine is one of the largest contributors to the United Nations World Food Program, the war also threatens to disrupt food supplies...
    • Contributor: Turello, Dan - Weiss, Andrew - Welsh, Caitlin - Elkind, Jonathan
    • Date: 2022-08-15
  • Film, Video
    Secular Africa? Making Sense of the Interplay Between Secular Constitutions and Religious Citizens On July 19 and 20, 2022, the African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED) hosted a symposium, "Religious Practices, Transmission, and Literacies in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia." The symposium featured the presentations of seven scholars who conducted two-week research residencies in the AMED Reading Room between June 1 and July 15. The residencies and symposium are part of the Exploring Challenging Conversations...
    • Contributor: Berlinerblau, Jacques - Miner, Edward - Michael, Bethania
    • Date: 2022-08-15
  • Film, Video
    Botkin Lecture: Songs and Tunes from the French Creole Corridor French cultural historian Camille Moreddu presents an overview of the American Folklife Center's collections of songs and music recorded in various Midwestern French-American communities during the first half of the 20th century. She reviews the repertoire found in these and related collections--from Great Lakes voyageurs' songs and French-Canadian fiddle tunes to the ballads, winter ritual songs, and local songs of the Creole settlements of...
    • Contributor: Winick, Stephen - Moreddu, Camille
    • Date: 2022-08-10
  • Film, Video
    Botkin Lecture: Musiques du corridor franco-créole French cultural historian Camille Moreddu presents an overview of the American Folklife Center's collections of songs and music recorded in various Midwestern French-American communities during the first half of the 20th century. She reviews the repertoire found in these and related collections - from Great Lakes voyageurs' songs and French-Canadian fiddle tunes to the ballads, winter ritual songs, and local songs of the Creole...
    • Contributor: Moreddu, Camille - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2022-08-10
  • Film, Video
    Remembering David McCullough A remembrance of historian and biographer David McCullough, a frequent speaker at the Library of Congress and the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: McCullough, David
    • Date: 2022-08-10
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Ritz Chamber Players Watch a conversation with the musical group, The Ritz Chamber Players. Kelly Hall Tompkins and James Lee talk about the world premiere of James Lee's work for violin and piano entitled, "Lament. Sing. Arise." Ann Hobson-Pilot talks about her life and career as a harpist and member of the Boston Symphony.
    • Contributor: Lee III, James - Hall Tompkins, Kelly - Hobson Pilot, Ann - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2022-08-04
  • Film, Video
    Ritz Chamber Players Concert The Ritz Chamber Players are hailed by The Baltimore Sun as "one of the most interesting and dynamic ensembles to emerge in recent years," boasting some of the world's preeminent musicians spanning the African diaspora. Its members perform with prestigious organizations including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra. Interesting, often newly-rediscovered repertoire is a feature of the group's concerts,...
    • Contributor: Ritz Chamber Players
    • Date: 2022-08-04
  • Film, Video
    Johnny Gandelsman: This is America Johnny Gandelsman's "This is America" captures the sense of a broad vista for new music in our country: 24 commissions for solo violin from a richly diverse group of composers. In this recital, presented by the Library of Congress in cooperation with Washington Performing Arts, he performs five works drawn from the project, written by Clarice Assad, Olivia Davis, Anjna Swaminathan, Rhiannon Giddens and...
    • Contributor: Bilfield, Jenny - Swaminathan, Anjna - Gandelsman, Johnny - McLean, Anne - Assad, Clarice - Davis, Olivia - Giddens, Rhiannon - Hughes, Marika
    • Date: 2022-08-03
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Janusz Prusinowski Watch a conversation with Janusz Prusinowski who discusses progressive village music from Poland.
    • Contributor: Prusinowski, Janusz
    • Date: 2022-08-03
  • Film, Video
    Janusz Prusinowski Kompania Janusz Prusinowski Kompania play rural music of Polish villages on fiddles, flutes, accordions, and other traditional instruments. They ground their music in dance rhythms, adding a modern improvisational flair to old melodies. They follow in traditions of village masters they have learned from, including Jan Lewandowski, Kazimierz Meto, Józef Zaraś, Piotr and Jan Gaca, Tadeusz Kubiak and many others. But they are also a...
    • Contributor: Prusinowski Kompania, Janusz
    • Date: 2022-08-03
  • Film, Video
    Luisa CastellÓN on Her Experiences as a Quechua-speaking Woman From Bolivia The interview series "Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library's Collections" weaves language, storytelling, visual art, music, photography, textiles, and other forms of Indigenous expression together to create shared experiences and connections.
    • Contributor: Castellón, Luisa
    • Date: 2022-07-29
  • Film, Video
    Exploring the Collection of Stereographic Cards on the Andes at the Library The interview series "Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library's Collections" weaves language, storytelling, visual art, music, photography, textiles, and other forms of Indigenous expression together to create shared experiences and connections. In this video, Professor Juan Leal-Ugalde explores the collection of stereographic cards on the Andes at the Library.
    • Contributor: Leal-Ugalde, Juan
    • Date: 2022-07-29
  • Film, Video
    Narratives from the Ayllu: Peruvian poet Washington Córdova The interview series "Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories, & the Library's Collections" weaves language, storytelling, visual art, music, photography, textiles, and other forms of Indigenous expression together to create shared experiences and connections.
    • Contributor: Córdova, Washington
    • Date: 2022-07-29
  • Film, Video
    Narratives from the Ayllu: Leonard Soto on Andean Huaynos, Memory and Family The interview series "Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library's Collections" weaves language, storytelling, visual art, music, photography, textiles, and other forms of Indigenous expression together to create shared experiences and connections.
    • Contributor: Soto, Leonard
    • Date: 2022-07-29
  • Film, Video
    Narratives from the Ayllu: Renata Flores on Andean Music & Indigenous Identity The interview series "Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library's Collections" weaves language, storytelling, visual art, music, photography, textiles, and other forms of Indigenous expression together to create shared experiences and connections.
    • Contributor: Huancacuri, Jessica
    • Date: 2022-07-29
  • Film, Video
    Elizabeth Sumida Huaman on Quechua Knowledges, Cultural Practices & Relationality The interview series "Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library's Collections" weaves language, storytelling, visual art, music, photography, textiles, and other forms of Indigenous expression together to create shared experiences and connections.
    • Contributor: Sumida Huaman, Elizabeth
    • Date: 2022-07-29
  • Film, Video
    The Practice of Weaving in Peru The interview series "Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library's Collections" weaves language, storytelling, visual art, music, photography, textiles, and other forms of Indigenous expression together to create shared experiences and connections.
    • Contributor: Gutiérrez, Cristina
    • Date: 2022-07-29
  • Film, Video
    Quechua and Andean Art Through a Decolonizing and Unifying Lens The interview series "Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library's Collections" weaves language, storytelling, visual art, music, photography, textiles, and other forms of Indigenous expression together to create shared experiences and connections.
    • Contributor: Vizcarra Wood, Suni Sonqo
    • Date: 2022-07-29
  • Film, Video
    Julieta Zurita, Bolivian Educator and Poet The interview series "Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library's Collections" weaves language, storytelling, visual art, music, photography, textiles, and other forms of Indigenous expression together to create shared experiences and connections.
    • Contributor: Zurita, Julieta
    • Date: 2022-07-29
  • Film, Video
    Language as a Living Intersection Between Quechua & Andean Heritage The interview series "Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library's Collections" weaves language, storytelling, visual art, music, photography, textiles, and other forms of Indigenous expression together to create shared experiences and connections.
    • Contributor: Mendoza-Mori, Américo
    • Date: 2022-07-29
  • Film, Video
    Narratives from the Ayllu: Andean Creativity, Culture and Futurisms The interview series "Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library's Collections" weaves language, storytelling, visual art, music, photography, textiles, and other forms of Indigenous expression together to create shared experiences and connections. In this video, Megan Rakos and Sam Herscher discuss Andean creativity, culture and futurisms.
    • Contributor: Herscher, Sam - Rakos, Megan
    • Date: 2022-07-29
  • Film, Video
    Indigenous Andean Culture and the Bolivian Community of Greater D.C. The interview series "Interconnecting Worlds: Weaving Community Narratives, Andean Histories & the Library's Collections" weaves language, storytelling, visual art, music, photography, textiles, and other forms of Indigenous expression together to create shared experiences and connections.
    • Contributor: Inofuentes, Shana
    • Date: 2022-07-29