Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Alan Jabbour, 1942-2017: His Legacy in Folklife & Traditional Music Betsy Peterson, Carl Fleishhauer, David Furchgott, Ken Perlman, Stephen Wade and Karen Jabbour pay tribute to the life of Alan Jabbour, American musician, folklorist and founding director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers with Chum Ngek Ensemble The Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers and Chum Ngek Ensemble present a program of classical Khmer dance and music from the Cambodian court repertoire.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Jayme Stone's Folklife A concert featuring Jayme Stone. In 2015, "Jayme Stone's Lomax Project" was released, focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, whose collections reside at the American Folklife Center. Stone brought together distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and reimagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea shanties, Sea Island spirituals, Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Open Mic with Jayme Stone Jayme Stone discussed his discoveries in the AFC archive. He focused on his re-imagining of archival recordings, specifically Alan Lomax recordings. Stone also discussed his performing career in general and how the Lomax Project has affected his career trajectory.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Folk Music, the Folk Revival & Folk Music Journalism Day Mark Moss discussed the history of "Sing Out!" and the significance and challenges of folk music journalism over the past six decades. The mid-20th century North American "folk revival" was led, shaped and followed by a myriad of folk music newsletters, magazines and journals. Of these, none was more important, innovative or influential than "Sing Out!" magazine.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Oral History: Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers Ensemble The Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers and Chum Ngek Ensemble discussed their art and history.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Breath of Life Collections Orientation An orientation for Native American researchers on using Library of Congress collections.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Burt Feintuch Oral History Ethnomusicologist Burt Feintuch discussed his life and career with Nancy Groce.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Cultural Integrity & Local Music: Cape Breton Fiddle, New Orleans Funk Burt Feintuch discusses how two seemingly very different places, Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and New Orleans, Louisiana, turn out to have much in common. In both, there is broad recognition that something special is going on culturally; something that has produced noteworthy musical distinctiveness. Both are "creative hotspots," places where people are lucky enough to be able to dance to their own...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    BeauSoleil Quartet: Cajun Music from Louisiana The BeauSoleil Quartet presents a concert of lively and soulful Louisiana Cajun music. The quartet includes Michael Doucet on fiddle, accordion and vocals, David Doucet on guitar and vocals, Mitchell Reed on fiddle and bass, and Billy Ware on percussion.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    BeauSoleil Quartet Oral History Members of the BeauSoleil Quartet discussed their lives and musical careers.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Roy & PJ Hirabayashi of San Jose Taiko A conversation with PJ and Roy Hirabayashi, creative director and co-founder emeriti of the performing ensemble San Jose Taiko.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Ledward Kaapana: Hawaiian Music Master Hawaiian slack key guitarist, ukelele player and vocalist Ledward Kaapana performs in concert.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Ledward Kaapana Oral History Master Hawaiian slack key guitarist, ukelele player and vocalist Ledward Kaapana discusses his life and musical career.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin discussed his book, "Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape."
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Billy Bragg Oral History Stephen Winick of the Library's American Folklife Center and Mary Sue Twohy of SeriousXM Radio interview musician and activist Stephen "Billy" Bragg.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Billy Bragg: Roots, Radicals & Rockers The roots of skiffle as a musical genre and its influence on popular music is discussed in this book talk presented by singer and guitarist Billy Bragg. In his book, "Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World," Bragg examines the moment in history following World War II when British teens transformed the country's pop music from a jazz-based musical form into the...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Muslim American Journeys Listening Event This public listening event showcased narratives from the American Folklife Center's StoryCorps collection that illustrate the diversity of Muslim-American cultural identity. The event combined collective listening to story segments from the Muslim-American Leadership Allilance collection, short audience engagement activities facilitated by a panel and a short presentation on folklife resources for ethnographic fieldwork.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    The Fantastic Worlds of Chinese Opera Theater in North America Nancy Yunhwa Rao discussed the musical history of Chinese immigrants to North America.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love, and Politics Drawing from her recently published biography of Peggy Seeger's life and contributions as a performer, song writer and activist, author Jean Freedman discussed Seeger's career from the 1950s to the present.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Eva Ybarra, Queen of the Accordion "Queen of the Accordion" Eva Ybarra performed a concert of conjunto music.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Interview with Lotsee Patterson Lotsee Patterson discusses her life and work as a librarian and advocate of tribal libraries and Native American librarianship with staff from the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Stetson Kennedy: Applied Folklore & Cultural Advocacy Reading from her recently published biography, author Peggy A. Bulger discussed Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011), who led a remarkable life as a political activist, writer and folklorist. His life was one of cultural advocacy and rebellion and his friends included Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Alan Lomax, Richard Wright, Jean-Paul Sartre, Zora Neale Hurston and others. This talk explored the work of a remarkable man who...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Folklife Archives Challenge Concert 2017 A variety of Washington D.C.-area folk musicions perform material taken from the Lomax Collection and other collections of the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Conversation: Folklife Archives Challenge 2017 Folklorist Jennifer Cutting interviews several artists who performed in the "Archives Challenge" series, where an array of different folk musicians are asked to learn material from archives of the American Folklife Center and perform it in a special showcase. Interviewees inclulded Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Sam Gleaves, Dom Flemons, Seth Kibel, Sean Lane, Cissa Paz, Fernando Saci, Phil Wiggins and Ian Walter.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017