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Film, Video Dom Flemons

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  • Dom Flemons


  • American songster Dom Flemons performs Black cowboy songs and more.

Event Date

  • September 16, 2020


  • -  Dom Flemons, a Grammy award winner, two-time Emmy nominee and 2019 Wammie Award winner, is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area. In 2005, he co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops and left the group to pursue a solo career in 2014. Today his repertoire of music covers more than 100 years of American folklore, ballads and tunes. Flemons is a music scholar, historian and record collector, as well as a multi-instrumentalist who plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills and rhythm bones. In 2018, he released the album "Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys" on Smithsonian Folkways and received a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. This recording is part of the African American Legacy Recordings series, co-produced with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. For more a decade Flemons has deone research using the collections of the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress. He was the first artist featured in the Center's inaugural Archive Challenge in 2015 and his repertoire includes many songs and tunes he learned from recordings of master musicians in the American Folklife Center archives.

Running Time

  • 22 minutes 42 seconds

Online Format

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  • online text

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