Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Wuza Wuza Watch a special performance from Wuza Wuza, Dance music from Ghana. All Wuza-Wuza pieces reflect life through the unity of rhythm and movement. The wide-ranging repertoire is culled from indigenous, imaginative, and contemporary sources. Through these dances, the group aims to unite, educate and entertain while representing Ghana and Africa around the world.
    • Date: 2022-08-31
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    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
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    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
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    Ranky Tanky Educational Video #1: Rhythmic Patterns in Gullah Music Quentin Baxter, the percussionist of the Grammy-winning South Carolina band Ranky Tanky discusses rhythmic patterns in Gullah music.
    • Contributor: Baxter, Quentin
    • Date: 2022-07-28
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    Ranky Tanky Educational Video #4: Gullah Tradition: Raising Up a Song Quiana Parler, the lead vocalist of the Grammy-winning South Carolina band Ranky Tanky discusses and demonstrates the Gullah tradition of raising up a song.
    • Contributor: Parler, Quiana
    • Date: 2022-07-28
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    Ranky Tanky Educational Video #3: What is Gullah Culture? Charlton Singleton, the trumpeter of the Grammy-winning South Carolina band Ranky Tanky discusses Gullah culture.
    • Contributor: Singleton, Charlton
    • Date: 2022-07-28
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    Ranky Tanky Educational Video #2: Ranky Tanky's Musical Influences Clay Ross, the guitarist of the Grammy-winning South Carolina band Ranky Tanky discusses the musical influences present in Ranky Tanky.
    • Contributor: Ross, Clay
    • Date: 2022-07-28
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    Ranky Tanky Educational Video #5: From Traditional to Contemporary Gullah Songs Charlton Singleton, trumpeter and vocalist of the Grammy-winning South Carolina band Ranky Tanky, discusses and demonstrates the process of taking a traditional Gullah rhythmic game for children and transforming it into a contemporary Gullah song.
    • Contributor: Singleton, Charlton
    • Date: 2022-07-28
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Johnny Gandelsman Johnny Gandelsman talks with Anne McLean of the Library's Music Division following his solo violin recital May 13, 2022, presented by the Library in cooperation with Washington Performing Arts. Their conversation centers on his This is America project: 24 works for solo violin, commissioned from a richly diverse group of composers, that offer a broad vista for new music in our country. Gandelsman discusses...
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Gandelsman, Johnny
    • Date: 2022-07-25
  • Film, Video
    Pablo Ziegler Educational Video #5: Tips for Playing Nuevo Tango for Beginners Buenos Aires-born and Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Ziegler discusses tips for playing nuevo tango for beginners.
    • Contributor: Ziegler, Pablo
    • Date: 2022-07-14
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    Pablo Ziegler Educational Video #4: Inspiration Buenos Aires-born and Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Ziegler discusses how he finds inspiration for his compositions.
    • Contributor: Ziegler, Pablo
    • Date: 2022-07-14
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    Pablo Ziegler Educational Video #2: Structure and History of Milonga Campera Buenos Aires-born and Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Ziegler discusses the structure and history of the music genre milonga campera.
    • Contributor: Ziegler, Pablo
    • Date: 2022-07-14
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    Cuban and Puerto Rican Roots in Latin Jazz Roberto Fonseca joins a panel of experts, including educator, percussionist and bandleader Fran Vielma; Puerto Rican trombonist and bandleader William Cepeda; trombonist, author, and ethnomusicologist Chris Washburne; and Claudia Morales from the Library's Music Division, in a discussion of the influences and roots of Latin jazz.
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - Cepeda, William - Washburne, Chris - Fonseca, Roberto - Vielma, Fran
    • Date: 2022-07-14
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Pablo Ziegler Buenos Aires-born, Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Ziegler speaks with the Music Division about his concert presented in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress. In addition, he shares memories of his time working with nuevo tango maestro Astor Piazzolla and his journey as a musician.
    • Contributor: Ziegler, Pablo - Morales, Claudia
    • Date: 2022-07-14
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    Pablo Ziegler Educational Video #1: Differences between Traditional Tango and Nuevo Tango Buenos Aires-born and Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Ziegler discusses rhythmic differences between traditional tango and nuevo tango.
    • Contributor: Ziegler, Pablo
    • Date: 2022-07-14
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    Pablo Ziegler Educational Video #3: Nuevo Tango Phrasing Buenos Aires-born and Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Ziegler discusses nuevo tango phrasing.
    • Contributor: Ziegler, Pablo
    • Date: 2022-07-14
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    Conversation with Alkis Zopoglou of Rodopi Ensemble Watch a conversation with Alkis Zopoglou of Rodopi Ensemble. Rodopi Ensemble has been presenting the sounds, rhythms and melodies of Thrace for almost three decades. The group started its musical journey in the 1990s, and took the name Rodopi Ensemble to indicate its border-crossing musical style. The mountains of Rodopi, the largest mountains in Thrace, act as a musical unifying link that connects people...
    • Contributor: Zopoglou, Alkis - Stefano, Michelle
    • Date: 2022-07-06
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    New Findings in the Wanda Landowska and Denise Restout Papers Wanda Landowska waited until the bombs were in close range before she fled her home outside of Paris on June 10, 1940, leaving behind her rare musical instruments and most of her vast music library, all of which were confiscated by the Nazi Sonderstab Musik. A Pleyel harpsichord was recovered in Bavaria by the U.S. Army after the war and is today preserved in...
    • Contributor: Sheehan, Thomas - Werb, Bret - Wolf, Thomas - Hartten, Chris - Wolf, Barbara - Shapreau, Carla - Ward-Bamford, Carol Lynn
    • Date: 2022-06-29
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    Conversation with Mivos Quartet Anne McLean from the Music Division leads a conversation with the members of the Mivos Quartet about their program at the Library of Congress. She also speaks with composer Jeffrey Mumford about his commission from the Library entitled ...amid still and floating depths.
    • Contributor: Mumford, Jeffrey - Bennardo, Maya - Tafoya, Victor Lowrie - McLean, Anne - Borden, Tyler J. - De Prato, Olivia
    • Date: 2022-06-02
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    Conversation with Simon Wynberg of ARC Ensemble Join us for a conversation with the ARC Ensemble's Artistic Director, Simon Wynberg. They discuss the mission of the ensemble and Jewish composers suppressed by the Holocaust.
    • Contributor: Wynberg, Simon - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2022-05-24
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    Mary Lou Williams: Jazz, Race, Gender, and Iconography Reporter, "Down Beat" columnist, author of "The Golden Age of Jazz" (1979), and photographer William P. Gottlieb (1917-2006) pioneered jazz iconography and shaped the American public's view of jazz. With access to Black jazz musicians in their work environments of nightclubs and concert halls and, in some cases, the private realms of these musicians' homes, Gottlieb documented New York's jazz scene during a ten-year...
    • Contributor: Murchison, Gayle
    • Date: 2022-04-28
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    Conversation with Kongero: Swedish Folk'appella Join us for a conversation with Kongero, a Swedish vocal group consisting of four women who sing folksongs: Lotta Andersson, Emma Björling, Sofia Hultqvist Kott, and Anna Wikénius. Kongero was formed in 2005 when the original members met at a Nordic folk music conference. There they started singing together and found that their voices and harmonies blended, complementing each other perfectly. Since 2005, they...
    • Contributor: Björling, Emma - Hultqvist Kott, Sofia - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2022-04-05
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Catalyst String Quartet Join us for a conversation with the Catalyst String Quartet for a discussion on their wide-ranging activities as a quartet and the program they recorded for the Library.
    • Contributor: Rodriguez, Karlos - Donehew Perez, Karla - Fayette, Abi - Laraia, Paul - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2022-03-25
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida talk about Franz Schubert's "Winterreise" song cycle, D. 911. The conversation focuses on the central theme of loneliness in the cycle's protagonist, a wanderer on a bleak wintry journey confronting his isolation and grief over a lost love. They look at the cycle in the context of major works written in 1828, in the final months of the composer's...
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Padmore, Mark - Uchida, Mitsuko
    • Date: 2022-03-18
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    Conversation with Tido Visser, Netherlands Chamber Choir Join us for a conversation with the Netherlands Chamber Choir. The choir is known not only for impeccable performances of traditional repertoire, but for pathbreaking projects that expand the boundaries of the choral literature. This conversation focusses on the choir's multidisciplinary presentation of Orlando di Lasso's 1594 "Lagrime di San Pietro" (Tears of St. Peter), part of the 2021-2022 Concerts from the Library of...
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Visser, Tido
    • Date: 2022-03-11