Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia: Ravioli and Sauce with Lou Maiuri Lou Maiuri, 92, is the son of Italian immigrants who arrived in West Virginia in the early 1900s. "Italians are big on food," Lou says from his basement cellar, where the shelves are lined with preserved peppers, canned beans, and a family-recipe pasta sauce he's been making for 70 years. Mike and Amy often find themselves exploring Italian-American foodways in West Virginia in places...
    • Contributor: Maiuri, Lou
    • Date: 2021-09-15
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia: Turkish Cuisine with Mehmet Öztan In the small mountain community of Reedsville in northern West Virginia, sits a farm where hundreds of varieties of heirloom seeds are preserved, but relatively few of these varieties are known as Appalachian heirlooms; they're mostly Turkish seeds from Mehmet Öztan's home country. Mehmet, who is the owner of Two Seeds in a Pod Heirloom Seed Company, and is a teaching artist in the...
    • Contributor: Öztan, Mehmet
    • Date: 2021-09-15
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Windborne Windborne is Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon. The four singers grew up immersed in the traditional song and dance communities of New England and discovered a love of world folk music in their teens. For their concert at the American Folklife Center, they will be performing work related songs from Library collections from a variety of traditions in...
    • Contributor: Rowan, Lynn Mahoney - Rowan, Will Thomas - Carter-Gordon, Jeremy - Breunig, Lauren
    • Date: 2021-09-08
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia: Kimchi Fermentation with Marlyn McClendon As part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia film series and panel discussion program, the film, "Fermentation with Marlyn McClendon." In this second film of the series, co-produced with the West Virginia State Folklorist, Emily Hilliard, and Mike Costello and Amy Dawson of West Virginia's Lost Creek Farm, filmmakers Costello and Dawson join Marlyn McClendon (Lobelia, WV) as she explores...
    • Contributor: McClendon, Marlyn
    • Date: 2021-09-01
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Shaker Spirituals in Maine The American Folklife Center presents Brother Arnold Hadd, Kevin Siegfried, and Radiance. This concert will focus on the transmission, history, and meaning of Shaker songs, and Brother Arnold's work with American composer Kevin Siegfried.
    • Contributor: Hadd, Brother Arnold - Radiance - Siegfried, Kevin
    • Date: 2021-08-25
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Bennett Konesni The American Folklife Center presents Bennett Konesni. Konesni is a singer, farmer, musician and administrator, based where he grew up in midcoast Maine, and also at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, NY, where parts of his family have lived since 1652. His concert will include work songs from Maine, including some from the American Folklife Center's Maine collections.
    • Contributor: Konesni, Bennett
    • Date: 2021-08-25
  • Film, Video
    Traditional Folklore in a Digital World: Social Media In the current media environment, people often use the internet as their first recourse to get news, information, commentary, and opinion, as well as entertainment. While some of this activity involves websites of traditional media such as newspapers and TV stations, it also encompasses a wide range of newer digital media such as podcasts, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. As the nation's premiere public folklore...
    • Date: 2021-08-24
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia: Foraging and Relations with Jonathan Hall Kicking off the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia film series and panel discussion program is the film, Foraging and Relations with Jonathan Hall. In this first film of the series, co-produced with the West Virginia State Folklorist, Emily Hilliard, and Mike Costello and Amy Dawson of West Virginia's Lost Creek Farm, filmmakers Costello and Dawson are joined by fellow hunter and...
    • Contributor: Hall, Jonathan - Costello, Mike
    • Date: 2021-08-18
  • Film, Video
    Traditional Folklore in a Digital World: Podcasts In the current media environment, people often use the internet as their first recourse to get news, information, commentary, and opinion, as well as entertainment. While some of this activity involves websites of traditional media such as newspapers and TV stations, it also encompasses a wide range of newer digital media such as podcasts, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter. As the nation's premiere public folklore...
    • Date: 2021-08-17
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Hubby Jenkins Join us for a Homegrown Concert featuring Hubby Jenkins, a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he delved into his southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through America's traditional music forms. As an integral member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and later Rhiannon Giddens band,...
    • Contributor: Jenkins, Hubby
    • Date: 2021-08-11
  • Film, Video
    Community Collections Grant Opportunities In this webinar, the American Folklife Center staff will discuss the new "Of the People" initiative at the Library of Congress supported by an institutional grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Attendees will learn about all of the funding opportunities under this initiative, with a focus on the Community Collections grant program recently launched by the Library's American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Migoni, Allina - Fenn, John - Stefano, Michelle - Groce, Nancy
    • Date: 2021-08-10
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Neli Andreeva Traditional Bulgarian singer Neli Andreeva grew up in the resort of Narechen in the majestic Rhodope Mountains. There she learned her first folk songs from her grandmother and mother. Neli graduated from the music school for folk instruments and singing in the village of Shiroka Laka in 1995. Andreeva is renowned for her stirring interpretations of her native Rhodope region. She is a soloist...
    • Contributor: Tomova, Vlada - Andreeva, Neli
    • Date: 2021-07-14
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Tenzin Choegyal Tenzin Choegyal is a Tibetan/Australian artist, composer, activist, musical director and cultural ambassador, widely considered one of the world's finest musicians with Tibetan heritage. He feels a particular connection to the music of the high Himalayan plateau and, as a son of Tibetan nomads, he remains dedicated to preserving the musical traditions of his ancestors. Choegyal is a master of the lingbu (bamboo flute)...
    • Contributor: Choegyal, Tenzin
    • Date: 2021-06-30
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Ialoni: Women's Vocal Polyphony Join us for a conversation with Ialoni: Women's Vocal Polyphony. Ialoni was formed in 2009 in Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia, and their repertoire draws from all three branches of traditional Georgian vocal polyphony: ecclesiastical, folk, and city music. The group selects its repertoire from archival records and manuscripts, field recordings, and published transcriptions, with a special emphasis on reviving relatively unusual, original,...
    • Contributor: Naneishvili, Nino - Lolashvili, Ana - Winick, Steve - Austen, Theadocia
    • Date: 2021-06-23
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Vrï: Chamber Folk from Wales Join us for a conversation with Vrï: Chamber Folk from Wales. The members describe their music as 'chamber-folk', bringing together the experience of Jordan Price Williams (cello, voice) Patrick Rimes (violin, viola, foot percussion, voice) and Aneirin Jones (violin, voice) Vrï plays tunes and songs from the Celtic nations and beyond, attempting to combine the energy of a rowdy pub session with the style...
    • Contributor: Rimes, Patrick - Jones, Aneirin - Williams, Jordan Price - Winick, Steve
    • Date: 2021-06-21
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin Kate Brislin and Jody Stecher have been musical partners for close to 50 years. Their duet vocal sound is at once soaring and soothing. Combining it with their deft playing results in a fully unified sound in which voices and instruments blend into an inseparable and singular musical entity.
    • Contributor: Brislin, Kate - Stecher, Jody
    • Date: 2021-06-16
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Martin Carthy Martin Carthy has been a leading figure in the revival of English folk music since the 1960s. He has been a member of many iconic formations, including the duo of Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, the a cappella harmony group The Watersons, the pioneering electric folk-rock groups Steeleye Span and the Albion Band, the groundbreaking folk and brass combo Brass Monkey, and the acoustic...
    • Contributor: Carthy, Martin
    • Date: 2021-06-16
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Martin Carthy: Part 1 Join us for a conversation with musucian Martin Carthy, a leading figure in the revival of English folk music since the 1960s. He has been a member of many iconic formations, including the duo of Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, the a cappella harmony group The Watersons, the pioneering electric folk-rock groups Steeleye Span and the Albion Band, the groundbreaking folk and brass combo...
    • Contributor: Carthy, Martin - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2021-06-08
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Spartimu The Spartimu ensemble, consisting of Laurent Boulet, Philippe Loret, Pierre Do Innocenti, Gregory Innocenti and Frédéric Vesperini, is devoted to traditional polyphonic singing as passed on in the oral traditions of Corsica. Their style and repertoire are based on deep research into the practice of the singing tradition known as "cantu in paghjella," which is recognized by UNESCO as an important and endangered tradition...
    • Contributor: Spartimu
    • Date: 2021-06-02
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Martin Carthy: Part 2 Join us for a conversation with musucian Martin Carthy, a leading figure in the revival of English folk music since the 1960s. He has been a member of many iconic formations, including the duo of Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, the a cappella harmony group The Watersons, the pioneering electric folk-rock groups Steeleye Span and the Albion Band, the groundbreaking folk and brass combo...
    • Contributor: Carthy, Martin - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2021-05-28
  • Film, Video
    Samite Samite was born and raised in Uganda, but left as a political refugee in 1982. He spent the following few years in Kenya where he studied African traditional musical instruments and rhythms. He mastered the kalimba (thumb-piano), marimba (wooden xylophone), litungu (seven-stringed Kenyan lyre) and various flutes, both traditional and western, and learned both traditional melodies and original compositions. In his concerts, Samite reflects...
    • Contributor: Samite
    • Date: 2021-05-19
  • Film, Video
    Samoan Studies Institute Students Association for Fa'asamoa The Samoan Studies Institute at American Samoa Community College formed the Students' Association for Fa'asamoa (SAFF) in 2009. It is comprised of students at the college who are interested in learning about Samoan culture, and its purpose is to teach college students the Faasamoa, or the Samoan way, to preserve traditions. Since its inception, SAFF has been active in performing the Siva Samoa (traditional...
    • Contributor: Students Association for Fa'asamoa
    • Date: 2021-05-05
  • Film, Video
    Vrï Vrï is a trio from Wales in the U.K., whose members describe their music as 'chamber-folk'. Bringing together the experience of Jordan Price Williams (cello, voice) Patrick Rimes (violin, viola, foot percussion, voice) and Aneirin Jones (violin, voice). Vrï plays tunes and songs from the Celtic nations and beyond, attempting to combine the energy of a rowdy pub session with the style and finesse...
    • Contributor: Rimes, Patrick - Vr - Jones, Aneirin - Williams, Jordan Price
    • Date: 2021-04-21
  • Film, Video
    Conversaton with Soso Kopaleishvili of the Ranina Quartet The Ranina quartet is a new music ensemble from the Republic of Georgia, created out of a love for Georgian traditional music, including urban songs, folk songs, and chants. The current members include Tornike Kandelaki (first voice), Soso Kopaleishvili (second voice), Saba Peikrishvili (baritone), and Beka Kemularia (bass).
    • Contributor: Winick, Stephen D. - Austen, Theadocia - Kopaleishvili, Soso - Graham, Ekaterine Diasamidze
    • Date: 2021-04-08
  • Film, Video
    Ánnámáret For her Homegrown concert, Ánnámáret is joined by two members of her Nieguid duovdagat project: Ilkka Heinonen (who specializes in folk music on the jouhikko, G-violone and contrabass) and Turkka Inkilä (who plays flutes and electronic instruments).
    • Contributor: Ánnámáret
    • Date: 2021-04-07