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    Lone Piñon Interview Michelle Stefano interviews Noah Martinez, Jordan Wax and Leticia Gonzales--members of the group Lone Piñon--after they perform at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Stefano, Michelle - Lone Piñon
    • Date: 2018-08-01
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    Lone Piñon Concert Lone Piñon is an acoustic conjunto from Northern New Mexico whose music celebrates the diversity and integrity of their region's cultural roots.
    • Contributor: Lone Piñon
    • Date: 2018-08-01
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    Son Jarocho Master Musicians: César Castro, Artemio Posadas & Luis Sarimientos The Alliance for California Traditional Arts curates a presentation of some of the key master artists and their apprentices from Northern and Southern California who are deeply integrated into the transnational cultural phenomenon of son Jarocho. During the 1970s this folk musical style from southern Veracruz, Mexico, underwent a revitalization. The central traditional social gathering, the fandango, was reinvigorated, widely popularizing the complex of...
    • Date: 2014-09-11
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    Sones de México Ensemble: Mexican American Music & Dance from Chicago A concert by Mexican folk music group Sones de México Ensemble.
    • Contributor: Sones De México Ensemble
    • Date: 2015-09-16
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    Los Texmaniacs: Traditional Conjunto Dance Music from Texas Los Texmaniacs mix the simplest yet finest ingredients of Texas music to create a sound solidly rooted in tradition, exploding with contemporary vitality. Their versatility has led them to perform at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the International Accordion Festival, the Kennedy Center, the Governor of Texas Ball, and many major festivals overseas in countries such as Germany, Holland and Spain.
    • Contributor: Los Texmanics
    • Date: 2013-09-11
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    Conversation with Cambalache Founded in 2007 and led by César Castro (sonero, maestro and luthier from Veracruz, Mexico), Cambalache plays and promotes traditional son jarocho through performance, music workshops, and educational demonstrations. Son jarocho comes from Veracruz, Mexico, on the gulf coast, a cultural region shaped by Indigenous, African, and Spanish culture. In the spirit of the fandango, a traditional celebration of music and dance, Cambalache engages...
    • Contributor: Castro, César - Flores, Xochi - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2021-11-23
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    Artemio Posadas: Mexican Music & Dance from California In this performance of Mexican music and dance, Artemio Posadas is accompanied by Russell Rodriguez, Dolores Garcia and Mary Ann Zahorsky.
    • Contributor: Posadas, Artemio
    • Date: 2016-09-28
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    Homegrown: Cambalache The American Folklife Center presents Cambalache, a group that plays and promotes traditional son jarocho through performance, music workshops, and educational demonstrations.
    • Contributor: Cambalache
    • Date: 2021-09-29
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    Eva Ybarra, Queen of the Accordion "Queen of the Accordion" Eva Ybarra performed a concert of conjunto music.
    • Contributor: Ybarra, Eva - Rodriguez, Sandy - Perez, Rick - Lopez, Pete - Perez, Joe
    • Date: 2017-09-13
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    Los Cenzontles Concert Los Cenzontles performs Mexican American folk music from California.
    • Contributor: Velazquez, Sarahi - Rodriguez, Lucina - Rodriguez, Eugene - Trujillo, Fabiola
    • Date: 2019-06-25
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    NEA Heritage Fellow Concert: Las Tesoros de San Antonio A concert by Las Tesoros de San Antonio, a group of elder women performers who teamed up to preserve Mexican and bicultural musical expressions through their singing and storytelling. Through the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, Janet "Perla Tapatia" Cortez, Beatriz "La Paloma del Norte" Llamas, Blanquita "Blanca Rosa" Rodriguez, and Rita "La Calandria" Vidaurri teamed up as the group Las...
    • Contributor: Llamas, Beatriz "La Paloma Del Norte" - Rodriguez, Blanca "Blanquita Rosa"
    • Date: 2019-09-18
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    Conversation with Mamselle Ruiz American Folklife presents Oral History with Mamselle Ruiz. Mamselle Ruiz is Mexican-born singer and guitarist living in French-speaking Montreal. You might expect "Mamselle," which is colloquial French for "Miss," to be a stage name, but in fact it's her real first name, bestowed when she was born in Mexico city. Mamselle was raised on all kinds of Mexican music, and she includes traditional Mexican...
    • Contributor: Ruiz, Mamselle - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2021-11-22
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    Homegrown: Mamselle Ruiz Join us for a Homegrown Concert featuring Mamselle Ruiz, a Mexican-born singer and guitarist living in French-speaking Montreal. For her Homegrown concert Mamselle Ruiz will concentrate on the traditional side of her repertoire, bringing traditional songs and Son Huasteco standards from several regions of Mexico to the Homegrown at Home series.
    • Contributor: Ruiz, Mamselle
    • Date: 2021-09-29
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    Latina Storyteller Oral History This oral history followed an event, not recorded, in which Carmen Agra Deedy and Karla Campillo-Soto shared their own stories of growing up Cuban and Mexican, respectively, in small-town U.S.A.
    • Contributor: Deedy, Carmen Agra - Campillo-Soto, Karla
    • Date: 2016-04-07
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    Tlacuatzin Son Huasteco Tlacuatzin Son Huasteco is a trio playing the traditional music of Northeastern Mexico, known as Son Huasteco or Huapango music. Son Huasteco music is built around two small guitars, the jarana and the quinta, as well as the violin and the voice. Son Huasteco singing employs a distinctive falsetto style. Improvisation plays a strong role in this music, with each group adding their own...
    • Contributor: Züniga, Eloy - Pérez, Yuyutlztin - Zavala, Manolo
    • Date: 2022-09-28
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    Conversation with Tlacuatzin Son Huasteco Tlacuatzin Son Huasteco is a trio playing the traditional music of Northeastern Mexico, known as Son Huasteco or Huapango music. Son Huasteco music is built around two small guitars, the jarana and the quinta, as well as the violin and the voice. Son Huasteco singing employs a distinctive falsetto style. Improvisation plays a strong role in this music, with each group adding their own...
    • Contributor: Herbertz, Armando - Zúñiga, Eloy - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2022-09-28
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    Cantos de mi canton (Songs from My Home): Chicano Music from California In a concert in celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month, Agustin Lira and Alma & Quetza perform.
    • Contributor: Alma, Agustin Lira and - Quetzal (Band), Quetzal
    • Date: 2011-09-14
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    Elena Lacayo of Elena & Los Fulanos Interview The Library's Jennifer Cutting interviews Nicaraguan-American musician Elena Lacayo.
    • Contributor: Lacayo, Elena
    • Date: 2018-09-20
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    Folklife Archives Challenge Concert 2018 A variety of Washington D.C.-area folk musicions perform material taken from the collections of the American Folklife Center. The Center has been organizing these "Archive Challenges," at the annual Folk Alliance International conference. This year, artists Jaimeo Brown, Huda Asfour & Kamyar Arsani, Elena & Los Fulanos, and the Ship's Company Chanteymen performed works from the archives in a special showcase.
    • Date: 2018-09-20
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    Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac performs Aztec dance from Pennsylvania, another in the 2009 Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Calmecac, Ollin Yoliztli
    • Date: 2009-06-18
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    Kalanidhi Dance: Traditional Kuchipudi from Maryland Kalanidhi Dance Company was founded in 2005. Its artistic approach is to explore creative and contemporary ideas through the vocabulary of Kuchipudi, while retaining the essence and integrity of the classical form. Dancers include Supraja Chittari, Ankitha Durvasula, Ramya Durvasula, Pragnya Thamire and Deviga Valiyil.
    • Contributor: Kalanidhi Dance Company
    • Date: 2013-08-14
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    Conversation with Gabriel García of Changüí Majadero The formation of Changüí Majadero was the result of tres guitarist and vocalist Gabriel García's pivotal pilgrimage to the Guantanamo region of Cuba. There he learned the changüí from living masters of the style and was inspired to spread the spirit of Cuban folkloric music, mixed with a dash of East Los Angeles grit. Changüí is the predecessor of son Cubano and salsa, a...
    • Contributor: García, Gabriel - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2021-02-03
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    Grupo Rebolú Interview Ethnomusicologist Dan Sheehy interviews the founding members of Afro-Colombian musical ensemble Grupo Rebolú.
    • Contributor: Sheehy, Dan - Grupo Rebolú
    • Date: 2018-08-08
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    Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin Kate Brislin is a specialist in singing with others, a peerless blender. She was a founding member of the all female Any Old Time String Band in the 1970s. Tone and rhythm are paramount in the way she plays five-string banjo and guitar. Jody Stecher has been a soloist, a band member, an amateur folklorist, a record producer, an unusually enabling teacher, and an...
    • Contributor: Winick, Stephen - Brislin, Kate - Stecher, Jody
    • Date: 2021-12-02
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    Kiu Haghighi with Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh: Persian Santour and Tombak Music from Illinois Persian hammered dulcimer (santour) virtuoso Kiu Haghighi is accompanied by Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh on the tombak, a Persian drum.
    • Contributor: Haghighi, Kiu
    • Date: 2011-07-20