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Throughout the year, the Center sponsors workshops, lectures, exhibits, concerts, and conferences (on its own and in cooperation with other Library of Congress offices and outside agencies) in order to educate the American people about the importance of their own cultural traditions and the traditions of others. All events are free and do not require tickets unless otherwise noted.

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12:00pm - 1:30 pm "Graffiti, Folklore and Community Life: Photographing Contemporary Culture," talk by Martha Cooper, documentary photographer   Free and open to the public
         
April 16, 2020 6:00-7:00 PM Capital Bluegrass: Washington, DC and the Rise of Bluegrass Music, presented by Kip Lornell and Stephen Moore Whittall Pavilion, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
April 29, 2020 noon - 1:00 Seneca Rocks! This bluegrass band’s members include Dudley Connell, Marshall Wilborn, Sally Love, David McLaughlin and Tom Adams. (Check back for more information) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
May 6, 2020 noon - 1:00 Chao Tian and friends. Chao Tian, a leading performer on the Chinese dulcimer. (Check back for more information) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
May 7, 2020 noon - 1:00 Ialoni. A women's polyphonic vocal ensemble formed in 2009 in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, Ialoni performs ecclesiastical, folk, and city music. (Check back for more information) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
June 4, 2020 7:30 - 9:00 pm Takht Al-Nagham Ensemble. An evening concert of traditional Syrian music (Check back for more information) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public
         
July 15, 2020 noon - 1:00 Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. A concert with Alasdair Fraser, "the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling," and Californian cellist Natalie Haas. Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Free and open to the public

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AFC Internship Program

To make a donation to the new AFC Internship Program Fund, donate online. Copy and paste or type in the "Other" box the name of the fund: Fund #651265 – American Folklife Center Internship.

Past Events

Find descriptions and webcasts of past American Folklife Center events, including Botkin Lectures and film screenings; Civil Rights History Events; Homegrown Concerts; and Symposia.

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