Search Manuscripts/Mixed Material

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    Not the Same Old(Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2006-07-27
    videorecording | videorecording; 52 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). July 27, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Barton, Matthew - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    Carter Family tribute collection,
    Carter Family tribute | Dale Jett and the Carter Singers | Homegrown 2005, the music of America | American Folklife Center concert, 2005-09-20 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection includes video recording, sound recording, and posters for a concert performed to honor Janette Carter, who received the Bess Lomax Hawes Award and National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for her lifelong advocacy for the performance and preservation of Appalachian music. Performers include her son Dale Jett, grandson of A. P. and Sara Carter of the original Carter family;...
    • Contributor: Sheets, Deborah Jean - Lay, David - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Sheets, Randy - Jett, Dale - American Folklife Center - Lay, Linda - Wilson, Joe - Jett, James D.
    • Date: 2005
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    Margaret MacArthur concert and interview collection,
    Traditional music from Vermont | Homegrown 2005, the music of America | American Folklife Center concert, 2005-06-21 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection of video and audio recordings and program of concert featuring Margaret MacArthur, ballad singer and song collector from Marlboro, Vermont. Margaret MacArthur sings ballads, songs, recites poems and rhymes. The collection includes an oral history interview with MacArthur recorded in Marlboro in 2002 by Jane C. Beck, with complete transcript (78 p.) of the interview; also included is an article written by Jane...
    • Contributor: Beck, Jane C. - Macarthur, Margaret - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2002
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    Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys concert and interview collection,
    Old time music from North Carolina | Homegrown 2005, the music of America | Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys | American Folklife Center concert, 2005-08-17 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection includes sound and video recording and program flyer for a concert featuring Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys performing old time music from the region of Surry County, North Carolina. The collection also includes a digital color publicity photograph of Benton Flippen, and a videorecording of an oral history interview with the musicians conducted by Wayne Martin, Director, North Carolina Arts Council...
    • Contributor: Smokey Valley Boys - Flippen, Benton - Martin, Wayne - Bode, Frank - Clifton, Verlen - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2005
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    Negrura Peruana concert collection,
    Afro-Peruvian music and dance from Hartford, Connecticut | Homegrown 2005, the music of America | American Folklife Center concert, 2005-10-12 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection of sound and video recordings and a program flyer of a concert featuring Afro-Peruvian music and dance performed by the group Negrura Peruana, from Hartford, Connecticut. The group, consisting of seven musicians and four dancers, performs the music and dance of Peru's African and criollo population originally living in the coastal area around Chincha south of the captial and later transplanted to Lima,...
    • Contributor: Institute for Community Research (Hartford, Conn.) - Negrura Peruana (Musical Group) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2005
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    River Boys Polka Band concert and interview collection,
    River Boys Polka Band | Dutch hop polka music of the Germans from Russia | Homegrown 2006, the music of America | American Folklife Center concert, 2006-06-21 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection of videorecordings of a concert of Dutch Hop polka music performed by the River Boys Polka Band, performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 21, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The term "Dutch Hop" is used generically to describe traditional dance music of the Volga Deutsch (Germans from Russia who emigrated...
    • Contributor: Schmer, Robert - American Folklife Center - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - River Boys Polka Band - Meister, Gwen K. - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    Facing the music : traditional culture and copyright,
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2006-05-31 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Video recordings of a lecture by Bryan Bachner, who discusses U.S. copyright law and the copyright framework embodied in the World Trade Organization's Agreement on the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property. Bachner focuses on cases involving traditional music in South Africa and in China. He presents the case of the estate of Zulu songwriter Solomon Linda, composer of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," and...
    • Contributor: American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Bachner, Bryan S.
    • Date: 2006
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    'The High lonesome sound' revisited : documenting traditional culture in America,
    'High lonesome sound' revisited | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2009-06-11 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by filmmaker John Cohen in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on June 11, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Director John Cohen screens a 12-minute clip from the beginning of his film, "The High Lonesome Sound," (1962) filmed in Hazard, Kentucky, and focusing on...
    • Contributor: Cohen, John - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009
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    The Beehive Band concert collection,
    American Folklife Center concert, 2008-04-24 | Beehive Band, traditional Mormon string band music From Utah | Beehive Band | Homegrown 2008, the music of America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by The Beehive Band on April 24, 2008 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The band performs old-time American music, which developed in the Latter-day Saint communities of Utah, including hymns, songs, and fiddle tunes of the Utah pioneers.
    • Contributor: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Beehive Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008
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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 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Video recording and photographs of a presentation delivered by Ethel Raim in the Whittall Pavilion, Library of Congress, on June 20, 2008, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. 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...
    • Contributor: Raim, Ethel - Groce, Nancy - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2008
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    Tommy Sands, with Moya and Fionán Sands concert collection,
    Tommy, Moya and Fionan Sands in concert | Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionán Sands, County Down, Northern Ireland | American Folklife Center concert, 2008-10-09 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Tommy Sands with his daughter, Moya, and son, Fionán Sands on October 9, 2008 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, presented as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland series of concerts and lectures. The group performs traditional instrumental music, folk songs, as well as songs written by Tommy Sands, who tells...
    • Contributor: Sands, Tommy - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2008
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    Francis McPeake family concert collection,
    American Folklife Center concert, 2007-05-16 | Francis McPeake family concert | Musicians from the Francis McPeake School of Music, Belfast, Northern Ireland | Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the McPeake Family from Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 16, 2007 as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Department of Culture, Arts, and Leisure, Northern Ireland; Arts Council of Northern Ireland; and the Northern Ireland Bureau....
    • Contributor: McPeake, Francis - O'Kane, Sean - Forde, Mairead - American Folklife Center - McPeake Family (Musical Group) - Northern Ireland. Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Arts Council of Northern Ireland
    • Date: 2007
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    Rosie Stewart concert collection,
    American Folklife Center concert, 2007-05-09 | Rosie Stewart in concert | Rosie Stewart, performing traditional folksong from Belcoo, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Rosie Stewart in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 9, 2007. Rosie Stewart performs unaccompanied traditional songs from her home county of Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, and other songs from her family's and community's repertoire. The concert was part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme series sponsored by the American Folklife...
    • Contributor: Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Stewart, Rosie - American Folklife Center - Northern Ireland. Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007
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    Marce Lacouture concert collection,
    Traditional Cajun music from Louisiana, Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory | Homegrown 2010, the music of America | American Folklife Center concert, 2010-06-23 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 23, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The concert features songs, ballads, and waltzes referred to as "home music" --traditional songs sung among family and friends, in...
    • Contributor: Lacouture, Marce - Guillory, Kristi - American Folklife Center - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Greely, David - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
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    Folk music from the Slovak mountains, lecture/demonstration of the fujara and other overtone flutes
    Folk music from the Slovak mountains | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2010-05-27 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Bob Rychlik in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on May 27, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Rychlik discusses the history of flutes from the Slovak mountain region, plays selections on the fujara and other flutes and sings traditional songs. The lecture was...
    • Contributor: American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - American Musical Instrument Society - Rychlik, Bob
    • Date: 2010
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    Amuma Says No concert collection,
    American Folklife Center concert, 2010-07-14 | Amuma Says No | Amuma Says No : traditional and contemporary Basque music from Idaho | Homegrown 2010, the music of America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the Basque band, Amumu Says No, in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 14, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Songs sung in the Basque language, Euskara, accompanied by trikitixa -- button accordion and tambourine -- with electric guitar, drums, folk percussion,...
    • Contributor: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - American Folklife Center - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Amuma Says No (Musical Group)
    • Date: 2010
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    Steve Meisner Band concert collection,
    American Folklife Center concert, 2010-08-25 | Steve Meisner Band | Steve Meisner Band : traditional and contemporary polka from Wisconsin | Homegrown 2010, the music of America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the Steve Meisner Band in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 25, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. They performed Slovenian style polka performed on piano accordion, banjo, saxophone, and drums. All music and songs written by Steve Meisner, his father Vern...
    • Contributor: Wisconsin Arts Board - American Folklife Center - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Steve Meisner Band - Pryor, Anne - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
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    Marimba Linda Xelajú concert collection,
    American Folklife Center concert, 2010-09-15 | Marimba Linda Xelaju | Marimba Linda Xelaju : Guatemalan marimba music from Maryland | Homegrown 2010, the music of America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Marimba Linda Xelajú in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 15, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Marimba Linda Xelajú is a family group from Maryland who form a small marimba orchestra (Marimba Grande, with drums and electric bass) performing Guatemalan music.
    • Contributor: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Marimba Linda Xelajú (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
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    McIntosh County Shouters concert collection,
    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 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the McIntosh County Shouters in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on December 2, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Performance of Gullah Geechee ring shout and other dances and traditional songs and spirituals from Georgia, featuring fusion of movement, call-and-response singing, and percussion...
    • Contributor: McIntosh County Shouters (Musical Group) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
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    Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps concert collection,
    American Folklife Center concert, 2011-05-25 | Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps | Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps from Mississippi | Homegrown 2011, the music of America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 25, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Concert of traditional Mississippi Delta-style blues music and compositions by Ben Wiley Payton. Photographs by John Barton.
    • Contributor: Thundering Harps (Musical Group) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Payton, Ben Wiley - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011
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    Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn concert collection,
    American Folklife Center concert, 2011-06-22 | Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn | Tony Ellis, banjo master from Ohio, with the Musicians of Braeburn | Homegrown 2011, the music of America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 22, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Concert features old-time and bluegrass music. Photographs by John Barton.
    • Contributor: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center - Ellis, Tony - Musicians of Braeburn
    • Date: 2011
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    Daniel Boucher and friends concert collection,
    American Folklife Center concert, 2011-08-17 | Daniel Boucher & friends | Daniel Boucher and friends | Homegrown 2011, the music of America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Daniel Boucher and friends in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 17, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Traditional French-Canadian fiddle music and songs from Bristol, Connecticut performed by fiddler Daniel Boucher, accompanied by George Wilson, guitar and fiddle; Ray Pelletier, guitar...
    • Contributor: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Boucher, Daniel - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011
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    Alma and Quetzal concert collection,
    Agustín Lira and Alma concert | Quetzal concert | American Folklife Center concert, 2011-09-14 | Chicano music in California today | Cantos de mi cantón / songs from my home : Chicano music from California | Homegrown 2011, the music of America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the two groups representing California Chicano music, Alma and Quetzal in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 14, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs by John Barton. Agustín Lira is a composer, musician, and singer songwriter whose songs address issues of...
    • Contributor: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Lira, Agustín - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011
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    Sophia Bilides concert collection,
    American Folklife Center concert, 2011-08-24 | Traditional Greek Smyrneika music | Traditional Greek Smyrneika music from Massachusetts | Homegrown 2011, the music of America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Sophia Bilides with Mal Barsamian and Mike Gregian in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 24, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs by John Barton.
    • Contributor: Barsamian, Mal - Gregian, Mike - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Bilides, Sophia - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2011
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    There's more that unites than divides us,
    A musical demonstration by Gary Hastings and Brian Mullen | American Folklife Center lecture, 2007-05-29 | American Folklife Center concert, 2007-05-29 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Lecture illustrated with songs and tunes by Reverend Canon Gary Hastings and BBC broadcaster Brian Mullen titled, "There's more that unites than divides us" on the topic of breaking down boundaries related to traditional music, politics, and history in Northern Ireland focusing on the commonalities in music shared by residents of Ulster. Gary Hastings performed on the flute and discussed traditions of drumming during...
    • Contributor: Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Hastings, Gary - American Folklife Center - Northern Ireland. Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure - Mullen, Brian - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007