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    Passing for Traditional: The New Lost City Ramblers and Folk Music Authenticity
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2011-09-09
    The New Lost City Ramblers were pioneers in the old-time music revival that paralleled the great folk music boom of the 1960s. Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley (later replaced by Tracy Schwarz) were city-born and suburban-bred folk musicians who specialized in recreating the sounds of rural southern stringband and early bluegrass music at a time when the folk music scene was dominated...
    • Contributor: Allen, Ray - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011-09-08
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    McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia
    American Folklife Center concert, 2010-12-02 | McIntosh County Shouters | McIntosh County Shouters : Gullah Geechee ring shout from Georgia | Homegrown 2010, the music of America
    The McIntosh County Shouters perform Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout at a concert at the Library.
    • Contributor: McIntosh County Shouters - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - McIntosh County Shouters (Musical Group)
    • Date: 2010-12-02
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    The Beehive Band
    American Folklife Center concert, 2008-04-24 | Beehive Band, traditional Mormon string band music From Utah | Beehive Band | Homegrown 2008, the music of America
    The Beehive Band perform traditional Mormon string band music from Utah as part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.
    • Contributor: The Beehive Band - Beehive Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-04-24
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    Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving and Singing in Northern Ireland
    Weaving and singing in Northern Ireland | Songs of handloom weavers from Northern Ireland | American Folklife Center lecture, 2008-12-04 | American Folklife Center concert, 2008-12-04
    Handloom weaving was dominated by men in 19th century Ireland. The Industrial Revolution changed that, enabling women to take the dominant role in the factory production of linen. In this talk, Maurice Leyden discusses the reasons for this historical shift, and the impact of this change on the traditions of singing and songwriting among weavers. To illustrate his lecture, Leyden sings songs composed by...
    • Contributor: Leyden, Maurice - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-12-04
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    Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers
    What the FBI had on folksingers | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2008-03-19
    Among the sufferings of those pursued during the McCarthy era, the situation of folksingers and folklorists was unique. Suspected by their government, they were hunted by the FBI almost everywhere. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, one can now know the extent of privacy crimes committed against Pete Seeger and other folklorists. For more than 20 years, the FBI and CIA conducted surveillance...
    • Contributor: Dunaway, David - Dunaway, David King - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-03-19
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    Anxieties of Authorship & Ownership: Intellectual Property, Indigenous Collections & Decolonial Futures
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2013-04-03
    Jane Anderson discussed the philosophical and practical problems for intellectual property law and the protection of Indigenous/traditional knowledge resources and cultural heritage.
    • Contributor: Anderson, Jane - Anderson, Jane E. (Jane Elizabeth) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-04-03
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    Reverb
    American Folklife Center concert, 2007-02-07 | Reverb | Homegrown 2007, the music of America
    Gospel/inspirational harmony group Reverb performs as part of the Library's celebration of African American History Month. The concert was also part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Reverb Ensemble - Reverb (Vocal Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2007-02-07
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    An-Sky Ensemble Oral History
    Oral history with An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble.
    Members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, who are performers as well as researchers of Yiddish music, discuss their history.
    • Contributor: An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble
    • Date: 2013-06-25
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    And Wheat Completed the Cycle: Flour Mills, Social Memory, and Industrial Culture in Sonora, Mexico
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2010-04-21
    "The abandoned flour mills throughout the region," said a Mexican researcher interviewed during fieldwork in northern Mexico, "are the equivalent for Sonorans of the pyramids in Central Mexico." In this talk about her research as a Fulbright Fellow in Sonora, Mexico for the last nine months, folklorist and anthropologist Maribel Alvarez explores the role of wheat - a grain introduced by the Spanish to...
    • Contributor: Alvarez, Maribel - Alvarez, Maribel L. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-04-21
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    Rich Remsberg: Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music from the Great Depression
    Hard luck blues | American Folklife Center lecture, 2010-06-02
    Showcasing American music and music making during the Great Depression, "Hard Luck Blues" presents more than 200 photographs created by the New Deal's Farm Security Administration photography program. With an appreciation for the amateur and the local, FSA photographers depicted a range of musicians sharing the regular music of everyday life, from informal songs in migrant work camps, farmers' homes, barn dances, and on...
    • Contributor: Remsberg, Rich - Library of Congress. Center for the Book - Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-06-02
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    Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra
    American Folklife Center concert, 2008-06-19 | Merita Halili & the Raif Hyseni Orchestra : | Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra | Albanian music from New York, celebrating 40 years of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance | Homegrown 2008, the music of America
    Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra perform Albanian music from New York, celebrating 40 years of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Halili, Merita - Hyseni, Raif - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-06-19
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    Literatura de Cordel: Continuity and Change in Brazilian Popular Literature (Day 1)
    Continuity and change in Brazilian popular literature | American Folklife Center symposium, 2011-09-26 to 2011-09-27
    Literatura de cordel, literally "string literature," refers to small popular books or chapbooks, predominantly from northeastern Brazil. They were often suspended from cords or strings, hung across marketplace stalls belonging to local poets during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Today, cordel chapbooks are still sold and performed on street corners and in markets throughout Brazil, but are more readily circulated through the Internet....
    • Contributor: Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace ... Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace - Soares, Marli Gomes - Williams, Gayle Ann - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Brazil. Embaixada (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011-09-26
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    Cultural Democracy in a Time of Diminished Resources
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2010-07-22.
    Simply stated, "Cultural Democracy" is the notion that everybody's heritage and cultural expression is worthwhile and deserving of an equitable share of whatever resources are available. In recent years, Cultural Democracy has also gained traction as a descriptor for the whole realm of participatory, community-centered arts activities, practiced by millions of Americans everyday in their homes, backyards, public parks, places of worship, schools --...
    • Contributor: Graves, James Bau - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-07-22
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    Unukupukupu Halau Hula
    American Folklife Center concert, 2012-06-26 | Unukupukupu Halau Hula | Unukupukupu, Hālau Hula of Hawaii Community College, Hilo, Hawaii | Homegrown 2012, the music of America
    Unukupukupu is the traditional Halau Hula (Hula School) of Hawai`i Community College, Hilo, Hawai`i. Here ancient dances and songs, rooted in the sacred `Aiha`a Pele (Ritual Dance of Volcanic Phenomena) intermingle with the rigor of academic inquiry. To experience the particular fiery style of hula termed `Aiha`a Pele, one is trained to call up the fire within the body and to dance until sweat...
    • Contributor: Tangarō, Taupōuri - Hawaii Community College - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2012-06-26
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    Negrura Peruana
    Afro-Peruvian music and dance from Hartford, Connecticut | Homegrown 2005, the music of America | American Folklife Center concert, 2005-10-12
    Negrura Peruana perform Afro-Peruvian music and dance from Connecticut, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Peruana, Negrura - Negrura Peruana (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Institute for Community Research (Hartford, Conn.)
    • Date: 2005-10-12
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    New Ideas of Music Ownership & the Musical Life of the Kïsêdjê
    New ideas of music ownership and the musical life of the Kïsêdjê, a remote indigenous society in Brazil | American Folklife Center lecture, 2015-04-08
    The introduction of ideas taken from international intellectual property regimes to communities of indigenous peoples can lead to serious repercussions. This presentation discusses some of the results of the arrival new ideas and language about music and ceremonial ownership on central aspects of the musical, artistic, and economic life of a group of Brazilian Indians known in the literature as the Suyá, but who...
    • Contributor: Seeger, Anthony - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015-04-08
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    The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2
    New Deal at 75 symposium, 2008 March 13-14 | American Folklife Center symposium, 2008-03-13 to 2008-03-14
    The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just...
    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Date: 2008-03-14
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    Built with Faith: Place Making and the Religious Imagination in Italian New York
    Built with faith | Place making and the religious imagination in Italian New York | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2009-09-23
    This presentation examines how Italian Americans create and use vernacular architecture, material culture, and ceremonial display to inscribe meaning on New York City's religious and cultural landscapes. Yard shrines, sidewalk altars, Christmas displays, and other creative productions transform everyday urban space into unique, communal sites of religiosity. Sciorra is especially interested in how people remember, imagine, and interpret the city, as well as people's...
    • Contributor: Sciorra, Joseph - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-09-23
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    The Birmingham Sunlights
    The Birmingham Sunlights | Birmingham Sunlights perform African-American gospel music | Homegrown 2005, the music of America | American Folklife Center concert, 2005-12-07
    Gospel Quartet Birmingham Sunlights perform as part of the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Sunlights, Birmingham - Birmingham Sunlights (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005-12-07
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    Old Cultures/New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music and Dance of Urban Immigrant Communities
    Old cultures, new contexts | Presenting the traditional music and dance of urban immigrant communities | Music, dance of urban communities | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2008-06-20
    Ethnographer and performer Ethel Raim, co-founder and artistic director of New York's celebrated Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD), discusses her five decades of work with community-based traditional artists in urban America. Beginning at a time when to most Americans "folk music" was practically synonymous with rural and Anglo-Saxon, Raim built on her own interests in Balkan music and dance to document and...
    • Contributor: Raim, Ethel - Groce, Nancy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-06-20
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    Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2012-08-09
    Simon J. Bronner interprets the uses of play and ritual for students in different eras to work through tough issues of their age and environment. More broadly, campus traditions are shown to function centrally in the development of American culture.
    • Contributor: Bronner, Simon J.
    • Date: 2012-08-09
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    Dance Battle with Urban Artistry
    American Folklife Center concert, 2017-02-22 | Dance Battle with Urban Artistry | Homegrown 2017, the music of America
    Urban Artistry performers shared the rich traditions of their cultural communities in a series of dance battles, set to the beats of DJ Baronhawk Poitier. Urban Artistry founder and director Junious Brickhouse served as emcee.
    • Contributor: American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2017-02-22
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    The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity and the Aesthetics of Dress
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2013-01-30
    Diana N'Diaye shares stories, observations, and insights from "The Will to Adorn," a community-centered research and public presentation project, which explores and examines the diversity of African American cultural identities as expressed through traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.
    • Contributor: N'diaye, Diana - N'diaye, Diana Baird - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-01-30
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    Tim Tingle & D.J. Battiest-Tomasi
    American Folklife Center concert, 2011-06-29 | Tim Tingle & D.J. Battiest-Tomasi | D. J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle : Oklahoma Choctaw storytellers and flute players | Homegrown 2011, the music of America
    Both D.J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle are enrolled as members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and regularly participate in tribal events. Both also share relatives who came on the Trail of Tears from the original Choctaw homelands in Mississippi. They speak Choctaw as a part of their performances. They normally perform individually, but have been asked to perform together on this occasion.
    • Contributor: Tingle, Tim - Battiest-Tomasi, D. J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011-06-29
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    Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture
    Coffeehouses: folk music, culture & counterculture | Benjamin Botkin Folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2014-04-11 | American Folklife Center symposium, 2014-04-11
    Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffe Lena History Project Founder and Producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses,...
    • Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-04-11