Film, Video Not the Same Old (Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States
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- Not the Same Old (Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States
- In the 1930s, Library of Congress fieldworkers recorded the folk music of non-English-speaking communities throughout the United States. There, they captured songs and styles that had died out in the lands of their birth, as well as emerging fusions of the ancient and modern. From the songs of a sacred Spanish mystery play performed in Texas to wild Polish wedding music played in Wisconsin, they preserved rare and beautiful music as much a part of American heritage as any from English-speaking communities. In his Benjamin Botkin Lecture sponsored by the American Folklife Center, Matthew Barton focuses on rarely heard recordings from the European-American diaspora, including the music of older North American communities, as well as the music of immigrants new to this country in the 1930s. Special attention will be given to Alan Lomax's 1938 fieldwork, which took him to Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin to record music in French, German, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Finnish and other languages.
- Library of Congress
- American Folklife Center, sponsoring body
Created / Published
- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2006-07-27.
- - Biography, History
- - Culture, Performing Arts
- - Culture, Folklife
- - Performing Arts, Music
- - Classification: General Works.
- - Classification: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation.
- - Classification: History (General) and History of Europe.
- - Classification: History: America.
- - Classification: Music and Books on Music.
- - Matthew Barton.
- - Recorded on 2006-07-27.
- - Kids, Families.
- 1 online resource
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- online text
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Not the Same Old Folk Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-27, 2006. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687854/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2006) Not the Same Old Folk Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-27. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687854/.
MLA citation style:
Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Not the Same Old Folk Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-27, 2006. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687854/>.