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    The Gannon Family
    Gannon Family concert | American Folklife Center concert, 2006-11-15 | Irish music and dance from Missouri | Homegrown 2006, the music of America
    The Gannon Family performs Irish music and dance from Missouri, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Gannon Family - Gannon Family (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006-11-15
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    Facing the Music: Traditional Culture and Copyright
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2006-05-31
    To what extent should copyright law protect the use and exploitation of traditional culture belonging to indigenous communities? Today's copyright law sadly overlooks and, arguably, discriminates against the interests of the authors of indigenous or traditional musical works - including folk music. As a single example, copyright law asserts that a work must, in effect, be written down for it to be copyrightable; this...
    • Contributor: Bachner, Bryan - Bachner, Bryan S. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006-05-31
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    Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does it Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2008-05-21
    Jonathan Dueck presented "Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does It Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. As "colonists" in 19th-century Russia, Mennonites sang German diasporic choral musics and borrowed Russian choral musics; when war drove many to North America, Mennonites drew on this repertoire and borrowed new repertoires to forge...
    • Contributor: Dueck, Jonathan - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-05-21
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    Traditional Classical Persian Music
    American Folklife Center concert, 2014-04-16 | Traditional classical Persian music | Homegrown 2014, the music of America
    A concert of traditional classical Persian music by Nader Majd & Farshid Mahjour.
    • Contributor: Majd, Nader - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 2014-04-16
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    The Bajich Brothers: Tambura Music from Kansas
    Bajich Brothers : | Serbian American tambura music from Kansas | Homegrown 2008, the music of America | American Folklife Center concert, 2008-09-17
    The Bajich Brothers perform tambura music from Kansas, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Brothers, Bajich - Bajich Brothers - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-09-17
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    Kiu Haghighi with Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh: Persian Santour and Tombak Music from Illinois
    American Folklife Center concert, 2011-07-20 | Kiu Haghighi with Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh | Kiu Haghighi master of the Persian santour with Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh | Homegrown 2011, the music of America
    Persian hammered dulcimer (santour) virtuoso Kiu Haghighi is accompanied by Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh on the tombak, a Persian drum.
    • Contributor: Haghighi, Kiu - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011-07-20
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    Balla Kouyate & World Vision: Traditional Malian Music from Massachusetts
    American Folklife Center concert, 2010-04-28 | Balla Kouyaté and World Vision : | Homegrown 2010, the music of America
    Balla Kouyate is a griot and virtuoso player of the balaphon. Considered the predecessor of the xylophone and the first Mande instrument, the balafon is made up of wood slats of varying lengths. The slats are secured over two rows of calabash gourds, which serve as natural amplifiers. Each gourd is punctured with small holes over which Balla places thin plastic tape. The vibrating...
    • Contributor: Kouyate, Balla - Kouyaté, Balla - World Vision (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2010-04-28
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    Celebrating the Acquisition of the NCTA Collection
    Legends and legacies concert celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA collection | American Folklife Center symposium, 2009-09-11 | American Folklife Center concert, 2009-09-10 | Legends and legacies : an American Folklife Center celebration of public folklore
    Barry Bergey, with the National Endowment for the Arts moderates a group of panelists who discuss the significance and highlights of the NCTA Collection.
    • Contributor: Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - National Council for the Traditional Arts
    • Date: 2009-09-11
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    North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection
    John Moulden | Folksongs from Northern Ireland | American Folklife Center lecture, 2007-05-02 | American Folklife Center concert, 2007-05-02
    John Moulden, singer and author from Ulster, presented a lecture titled "North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection" as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Included in his lecture was discussion of the Sam Henry Collection, the largest...
    • Contributor: Moulden, John - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland. Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure
    • Date: 2007-05-02
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    Reverb
    American Folklife Center concert, 2007-02-07 | Reverb | Homegrown 2007, the music of America
    Gospel/inspirational harmony group Reverb performs as part of the Library's celebration of African American History Month. The concert was also part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Reverb Ensemble - Reverb (Vocal Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2007-02-07
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    The River Boys Polka Band
    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
    The River Boys Polka Band performed as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Robert Schmer (accordion), Dave Beitz (hammered dulcimer), Jerry Hergenreder (trombone, vocals) and Steve Deines (bass, vocals) make up the River Boys Polka Band. They have played traditional Dutch Hop dance music together for 10 years. All four have performed at traditional weddings, anniversaries and other...
    • Contributor: Various - Meister, Gwen K. - Schmer, Robert - River Boys Polka Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006-06-21
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    The Birmingham Sunlights
    The Birmingham Sunlights | Birmingham Sunlights perform African-American gospel music | Homegrown 2005, the music of America | American Folklife Center concert, 2005-12-07
    Gospel Quartet Birmingham Sunlights perform as part of the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Sunlights, Birmingham - Birmingham Sunlights (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005-12-07
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    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy Music From Maine
    American Folklife Center concert, 2009-09-16 | Passamaquoddy song and storytelling from Maine | Homegrown 2009, the music of America
    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin, members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine, perform at Coolidge Auditorium. They share music and culture of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.
    • Contributor: Newell, Wayne - Sockabasin, Blanch - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2009-09-16
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    Spyros Koliavasilis & Karpouzi Trio: Music from Greece & Asia Minor
    American Folklife Center concert, 2014-05-07 | Spyros Koliavasilis & Karpouzi Trio: Music from Greece & Asia Minor | Karpouzi Trio : music from Greece and Asia Minor | Homegrown 2014, the music of America
    The Karpouzi Trio plays music on traditional instruments from the Greek mainland and islands. The band loves to play for dance parties and community celebrations, and always, even in concerts, invites the audience out of their seats and onto the dance floor. Karpouzi members are Spyros Koliavasilis (vocals, oud, and the Cappadocian lyra or kemane), Margaret Loomis (santouri), and Len Newman (laouto).
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-05-07
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    The Beehive Band
    American Folklife Center concert, 2008-04-24 | Beehive Band, traditional Mormon string band music From Utah | Beehive Band | Homegrown 2008, the music of America
    The Beehive Band perform traditional Mormon string band music from Utah as part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.
    • Contributor: The Beehive Band - Beehive Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-04-24
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    Traditional Norwegian-American Dance Music From Virginia
    American Folklife Center concert, 2009-12-03 | Berntsons: Norwegian-American dance music from Virginia and Wisconsin | Norwegian-American dance music from Virginia and Wisconsin | Homegrown 2009, the music of America | American Folklife Center concert, 2009-05-28 | Brendan Carey Block | Cape Breton fiddle music from New Hampshire | Norwegian-American music | Brendan Carey Block, Cape Breton fiddle music from New Hampshire
    Part of the Homegrown Concert Series, the Berntson family performs traditional Norwegian-American dance music from Virginia.
    • Contributor: Berntsons, the - Lundeberg, Eleanore Berntson - Lohman, Jon - Berntsons (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Block, Brendan Carey
    • Date: 2009-12-03
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    Negrura Peruana
    Afro-Peruvian music and dance from Hartford, Connecticut | Homegrown 2005, the music of America | American Folklife Center concert, 2005-10-12
    Negrura Peruana perform Afro-Peruvian music and dance from Connecticut, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Peruana, Negrura - Negrura Peruana (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Institute for Community Research (Hartford, Conn.)
    • Date: 2005-10-12
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    Les Bon Hommes Du Nord: French-Canadian Fiddle Music & Songs from New Hampshire
    American Folklife Center concert, 2012-08-08 | Les Bon Hommes du Nord : French-Canadian fiddle music & songs from New Hampshire | Les Bon Hommes du Nord : Franco-American and French-Canadian music from New Hampshire | Homegrown 2012, the music of America
    Patrick Ross and Jean Theroux present a program of fiddle tunes and songs drawn from their French-Canadian heritage. They will be joined by Dalton Binette and Bow Thayer. All four musicians hail from the northernmost area of New Hampshire, adjacent to the Canadian border, across which people and cultural influences have flowed steadily over the last hundred years or more. The fiddle, accordion, and...
    • Contributor: Ross, Patrick Richard - Theroux, Jean Nil - Binette, Dalton - Thayer, Bow - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2012-08-08
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    Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers
    American Folklife Center concert, 2013-08-07 | The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood : quartet-style a capella gospel music from Kentucky | Homegrown 2013, the music of America
    Concert by the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers.
    • Contributor: Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2013-08-07
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    Collecting Jewish Cultural Treasures in a Post-WWII New York Lobby
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2013-11-13
    During the summer of 1948, only three years after the end of World War II, Ben Stonehill, a man devoted to Jewish culture, recorded recently-arrived Jewish survivors of the war who were temporarily housed in a hotel in upper Manhattan. The singers included men, women, and children. Stonehill collected over a thousand songs of many kinds: joyful as well as sad, mainly in Yiddish...
    • Contributor: Isaacs, Miriam - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-11-13
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    New Ideas of Music Ownership & the Musical Life of the Kïsêdjê
    New ideas of music ownership and the musical life of the Kïsêdjê, a remote indigenous society in Brazil | American Folklife Center lecture, 2015-04-08
    The introduction of ideas taken from international intellectual property regimes to communities of indigenous peoples can lead to serious repercussions. This presentation discusses some of the results of the arrival new ideas and language about music and ceremonial ownership on central aspects of the musical, artistic, and economic life of a group of Brazilian Indians known in the literature as the Suyá, but who...
    • Contributor: Seeger, Anthony - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015-04-08
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    The Sama Ensemble
    American Folklife Center concert, 2007-04-25 | Sama ensemble | Homegrown 2007, the music of America
    The Sama Ensemble performed traditional Iranian music and dance as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Ensemble, Sama - Analouei, Ali Reza - Khorasani, Naser - Sama (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2007-04-25
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    An-Sky Ensemble Oral History
    Oral history with An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble.
    Members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, who are performers as well as researchers of Yiddish music, discuss their history.
    • Contributor: An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble
    • Date: 2013-06-25
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    Tim Tingle & D.J. Battiest-Tomasi
    American Folklife Center concert, 2011-06-29 | Tim Tingle & D.J. Battiest-Tomasi | D. J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle : Oklahoma Choctaw storytellers and flute players | Homegrown 2011, the music of America
    Both D.J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle are enrolled as members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and regularly participate in tribal events. Both also share relatives who came on the Trail of Tears from the original Choctaw homelands in Mississippi. They speak Choctaw as a part of their performances. They normally perform individually, but have been asked to perform together on this occasion.
    • Contributor: Tingle, Tim - Battiest-Tomasi, D. J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011-06-29
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    David and Levon Ayriyan
    David Ayriyan and Levon Ayriyan concert | American Folklife Center concert, 2006-04-12 | Traditional Armenian music from Rhode Island | Homegrown 2006, the music of America
    David and Levon Ayriyan performed Armenian music from Rhode Island, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. David Ayirian plays Armenian dance music and is accompanied by his son on the dumbek, a Middle Eastern drum. The kemancha is one of the oldest stringed instruments from the Middle East. Played in ancient Persia, it has continued to be used...
    • Contributor: Ayriyan, David - Ayriyan, Levon - Lambrecht, Winifred - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006-04-12