Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday June 17, 2021

Friday June 18, 2021

Wednesday June 30, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Tenzin Choegyal Wednesday
    June 30, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    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. While proudly continuing the unbroken nomadic lineage central to his music, Tenzin also embraces opportunities to take his music into more contemporary, uncharted territory, both in the studio and on stage.
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Wednesday July 14, 2021

Wednesday July 28, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: WAI Wednesday
    July 28, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Mina Ripia and Maaka Phat lead the family based Māori Electronica Roots band WAI. WAI is the Māori word for water and is also Mina's birth name. As a band, WAI presents a startlingly original combination of the ancient and the modern, weaving the Māori language with its natural percussive flow and the percussive performing art known as Poi with synths and drums, creating...
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Wednesday August 11, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Hubby Jenkins Wednesday
    August 11, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Hubby Jenkins is a multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. His music is influenced by the thread of African American history that wove itself through America's traditional music forms. Jenkins' dynamic solo performances and engaging workshops center around his passion for old-time American music.
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Wednesday August 25, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Brother Arnold Hadd, Kevin Siegfried, and Radiance Wednesday
    August 25, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    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. Radiance will perform music from the shapenote and Shaker traditions to celebrate and connect the roots of American choral music to contemporary works.
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    Homegrown: Bennett Konesni Wednesday
    August 25, 2021
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Bennett Konesni is a singer, farmer, musician and administrator, based where he grew up in midcoast Maine. He has been singing work songs since he was a teenager on schooners in Penobscot Bay. His concert will include work songs from Maine, including some from the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center’s Maine collections.
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Wednesday September 8, 2021

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    Homegrown: Windborne Wednesday
    September 8, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    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. All four have traveled extensively in the U.S. and throughout the world with Village Harmony, Northern Harmony and the Renewal Chorus, leading workshops and...
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