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    Archie Green Memorial: Remembering Archie The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress hosted a two-day event including a tribute, a symposium, and a concert, honoring folklorists Archie Green and Joe Wilson, and celebrating the acquisition of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) Collection by the Center's archive. The multifaceted event featured spoken tributes, musical performances, panel discussions, and rare glimpses at archival treasures, and was...
    • Contributor: Ferris, William R. - Johnson, Paula - McCulloh, Judith - Munoz, Michael S. - Pelosi, Nancy - Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-09-10
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    The Playford Assembly : celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Country Dance and Song Society, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Event titled, "The Playford Assembly: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Country Dance and Song Society with Lecture, Music and Dance Demonstrations" Dance historian Graham Christian discussed his new book, The Playford Assembly, which features 125 historical dances, edited for use by contemporary dancers and dance leaders. The lecture was followed by demonstration of dances. The event was cosponsored by the Country Dance and...
    • Contributor: Christian, Graham - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Country Dance and Song Society of America
    • Date: 2016
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    Phil Wiggins and friends concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert of African American acoustic blues music in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 6, 2014 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Wiggins, Phil - Brickhouse, Junious - Moore, Marcus Childs - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2014
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    Cheick Hamala Diabate Ensemble concert, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on March 23, 2016 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Cheick Hamala Diabate is a West African historian in the Griot tradition, a sought after performer, lecturer, storyteller, and choreographer. Diabate was born into a griot family in...
    • Contributor: Diabate, Cheick Hamala - Ngwa, Joseph - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2016
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    Gabriel Muñoz and Melodias Borinqueñas : Puerto Rican folk music from New Jersey, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on September 22, 2016 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. On his 15th birthday, Gabriel Muñoz received his first cuatro as a gift. He began honing his skills on the instrument through constant practice and immersing himself in...
    • Contributor: Muñoz, Jose Gabriel - Sheehy, Daniel Edward - Melodias Borinqueñas. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2016
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    James "Super Chikan" Johnson concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available James Johnson of Clarksdale, Mississippi, performed Delta blues in concert with special guest Richard Crisman "Daddy Rich," performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 23, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Johnson is also an instrument maker and performed on several of the hand painted guitars he calls "Chikantars." The collection includes a...
    • Contributor: Super Chikan - Morrisey, Larry - Daddy Rich - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2006
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    Legends and legacies : remembering Archie Green, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Archie Green memorial: remembering Archie, with speakers Nancy Pelosi, Judy McCulloh, Eddie Bond and Josh Ellis (fiddle & banjo), Mike Munoz, Paula Johnson, Joseph T. Wilson, Northern Neck Chantey Singers, Derek Green, and Bill Ferris (September 10, 2009, 1-5 pm)
    • Contributor: Ferris, William R. - Johnson, Paula - McCulloh, Judith - Munoz, Michael S. - Pelosi, Nancy - Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009
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    "We're Not Leaving": responders' oral histories redefine 9/11 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Documentation of a presentation in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Dr. Benjamin Luft, Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and founder of the Long Island World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Center, which follows approximately 6,000 responders to the 9/11 disaster, discussed the oral histories he has collected as...
    • Contributor: Luft, Benjamin J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011
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    American Folklife Center directors' roundtable : a retrospective of the Center's first forty years, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Documentation of American Folklife Center director Betsy Peterson, former director Alan Jabbour, and former director Peggy Bulger discussing the history and future of the Center in a roundtable discussion moderated by Cliff Murphy, director of the Folk and Traditional Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts.
    • Contributor: Bulger, Peggy A. - Jabbour, Alan - Peterson, Betsy - Murphy, Clifford R. - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    BeauSoleil Quartet : Cajun music from Louisiana, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on June 28, 2017 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. For four decades the BeauSoleil Quartet has taken traditional ingredients -- waltzes, two-steps, soulful Cajun French lyrics, hot fiddle licks and irresistible accordion -- and spiced them up...
    • Contributor: Beausoleil (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Smithsonian Folklife Festival
    • Date: 2017
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    Tzvetelina Dosseva Weiner, Valeri Georgiev, and Varol Saatcıoğlu concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on March 5, 2014 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Weiner, Tzvety Dosseva - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2014
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    Roots, radicals and rockers : how skiffle changed the world Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Documentation of a presentation in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Author and musician Billy Bragg gave a talk about his research and recently published book, Roots, Radicals and Rockers, the first book to explore the skiffle phenomenon in depth. "Skiffle" is a catchy name for a do-it-yourself music craze that swept Britain in the 1950s, primarily influenced...
    • Contributor: Bragg, Billy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2017
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    Artemio Posadas : Mexican music and dance from California, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on September 28, 2016 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow and 2016 Bess Lomas Hawes award recipient Artemio Posadas is a musician, dancer, teacher, and tireless cultural organizer. He was...
    • Contributor: Posadas Jiménez, Artemio - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2016
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    The Fairfield Four : gospel music from Tennessee, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on September 28, 2017 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. As traditional American folk musicians, the Fairfield Four have achieved the highest honors possible, including induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, three GRAMMY Awards, and the...
    • Contributor: Fairfield Four - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Smithsonian Folklife Festival
    • Date: 2017
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    Nakotah LaRance, Native American hoop dancing, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on May 18, 2016 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. This performance was also an event celebrating the American Folklife Center's 40th anniversary at the Library of Congress. Nakotah LaRance (Hopi/Tewa/Assiniboine) of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, New Mexico,...
    • Contributor: Larance, Nakotah - Larance, Steve - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2016
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    Daisy Turner's kin : an African American family saga, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Daisy Turner's Kin: an African American family saga, a multigenerational saga spanning two centuries from enslavement in Africa to a farmstead in Vermont, a talk presented by Jane Beck, executive director emerita and founder of the Vermont Folklife Center. Daisy Turner (1883-1988), born in Grafton, Vermont and the daughter of freed African American slaves, grew up listening to her father, Alec, tell stories of...
    • Contributor: Beck, Jane C. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    Birmingham Sunlights concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of sound and video recordings and a program flyer of a concert featuring African-American a cappella gospel music performed by the Birmingham Sunlights, a group formed in Birmingham, Alabama in 1978, who perform quartet gospel songs and traditional spirituals.
    • Contributor: Birmingham Sunlights (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005
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    Conversation with Roy Hirabayashi and PJ Hirabayashi of San Jose Taiko, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of an interview, conversation, and musical demonstration in the Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on June 30, 2017 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2017 artists and NEA Heritage Award Fellows Roy Hirabayashi (co-founder) and PJ Hirabayashi (artistic director emeriti) of the ensemble, San Jose...
    • Contributor: Hirabayashi, Roy - Hirabayashi, Pj - Sheehy, Daniel Edward - San Jose Taiko Group - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Smithsonian Folklife Festival
    • Date: 2017
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    Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of video and sound recordings of a concert featuring bluegrass and gospel band Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver in conjunction with their 2006 NEA National Heritage Fellowship award, performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 13, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Lawson has taken the white and black gospel quartet singing traditions...
    • Contributor: Lawson, Doyle - Daley, Katy - Quicksilver (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Wamu-Fm (Radio Station : Washington, D.C.)
    • Date: 2006
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    The long black freedom struggle, African American soldiers in WWI and Korea, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available In a Scholars Roundtable as part of the series "Many Paths to Freedom: Looking Back, Looking Ahead at the Long Civil Rights Movement," scholar Adriane Lentz-Smith, Duke University, discusses black soldiers' experiences in World War I and stresses the importance of World War I in the long civil rights movement by arguing that it provided a crucial training ground and intellectual crucible for the...
    • Contributor: Cline, David P. - Lentz-Smith, Adriane - Patrick, Robert - American Folklife Center - Veterans History Project (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
    • Date: 2014
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    Collections, Collaborations, and Connections symposium : the American Folklife Center at forty, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available A free public symposium to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in 1976. The panel discussions highlighted the Center's unparalleled collections, explored innovative approaches to cultural documentation, and focused on current best practices regarding ownership rights and access to archival resources in today's rapidly changing digital landscape. Research scholars, community members, documentarians, and...
    • Contributor: American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    Canaries, nightingales, whistlers, and transcribers: birdsong, bird-imitators and the early 20th-century recording industry, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Documentation of a presentation in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Ian Nagoski, founder and director, Canary Records of Baltimore, Maryland, discusses examples of rare early recordings of birdsong imitations from his recent digital release "Ecstatic & Wingless: Bird-Imitation on Four Continents, ca. 1910-44" to explore this forgotten art form and illuminate the world of vaudevillians and bird-fanciers,...
    • Contributor: Nagoski, Ian - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    Capital Pool Checkers Club : tradition, competition, and community in Washington, D.C. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Peggy Fleming in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on March 18, 2011, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Presenters included Peggy Fleming, photographer, filmmaker and author; Maurice Jackson, professor of history, Georgetown University; Oliver Griffin, Frank Webber, and Tal Roberts, Capital Checker Club members....
    • Contributor: Fleming, Peggy - Jackson, Maurice - Capital Pool Checkers Club (Washington, D.C.) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011
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    Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of video recordings of a performance of storytelling by National Heritage Fellowship Award winner Mary Louise Defender Wilson, a Dakotah/Hidatsa elder enrolled with the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and by Keith Bear, a Mandan/Hidatsa flute player and storyteller enrolled with the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, North Dakota, performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 16, 2006, as...
    • Contributor: Defender-Wilson, Mary Louise - Bear, Keith - Geist, Troyd A. (Troyd Andrew) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
    • Date: 2006
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    Legendary Ingramettes, African American gospel music from Virginia, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on July 21, 2016 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. For more than five decades, The Ingramettes have been bringing their music and ministry to congregations in the Tidewater and Piedmont areas of Virginia. Born July 4, 1930,...
    • Contributor: American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2016