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    Cultural Democracy in a Time of Diminished Resources Simply stated, "Cultural Democracy" is the notion that everybody's heritage and cultural expression is worthwhile and deserving of an equitable share of whatever resources are available. In recent years, Cultural Democracy has also gained traction as a descriptor for the whole realm of participatory, community-centered arts activities, practiced by millions of Americans everyday in their homes, backyards, public parks, places of worship, schools -- ...
    • Contributor: Graves, James Bau - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-07-22
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    Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium Session 1 Cultural heritage archives serve as valuable repositories of memory and knowledge that document the ongoing community-based creativity of individuals and groups. During the past decade, there has been an increasing acknowledgement of the value and power of developing such archives at all levels, from very local and informal collections to large national and international repositories. Part one of this symposium included a keynote address ...
    • Contributor: Various - Bell, Danna C. - Boyd, Douglas A. - Giarlo, Michael J. - Lloyd, Timothy Charles - Meyers, Melanie J. - O'neal, Jennifer R. - Reddy, Sita - Weiss, Steve - American Folklife Center - United States. Embassy (Kyrgyzstan) - American Folklore Society. Archives and Libraries Section - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-09-26
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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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    Sonny Burgess and the Pacers Sonny Burgess and the Pacers perform rockabilly music from Arkansas, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Burgess, Sonny - Pacers (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: 2006-10-18
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    Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac performs Aztec dance from Pennsylvania, another in the 2009 Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Calmecac, Ollin Yoliztli - Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac (Dance Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2009-06-18
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    Unukupukupu
    American Folklife Center concert, 2012-06-26 | Unukupukupu Halau Hula | Unukupukupu, Hālau Hula of Hawaii Community College, Hilo, Hawaii | Homegrown 2012, the music of America
    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 26, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The concert featured traditional dances and songs, rooted in the sacred `Aiha`a Pele (Ritual dance of volcanic phenomena) performed by members of Unukupukupu, meaning "Shrine of ferns [rooted in fresh lava]," the Hālau ...
    • Contributor: Tangarō, Taupōuri - Hawaii Community College - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2012
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    Repatriating the Alan Lomax Haitian recordings in post-quake Haiti Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Documentation of a presentation in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Ethnomusicologist Gage Averill discussed the significance of Alan and Elizabeth Lomax's collection and documentation of a wide variety of Haitian classical music, dance music, and vodou music in 1936-1937, and related work by Zora Neale Hurston, Katherine Dunham, and others. Averill edited and compiled the CD box ...
    • Contributor: Averill, Gage - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2017
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    Barbara Lynn & Friends Barbara Lynn & Friends perform Texas rhythm and blues at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Lynn, Barbara - Rucker, Sarah - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - American Folklife Center - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2009-11-18
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    Major League Tassa Major League Tassa performs Indo-Caribbean drumming and dance from Queens, New York, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Tassa, Major League - Major League Tassa (Performing Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-01-31
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    Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium Session 4 The Cultural Heritage Archives symposium aimed to energize the discussion of ethnographic archival thought and practice by presenting fresh and dynamic strategies for contemporary archival realities. This segment includes a keynote address by Sita Reddy (Smithsonian Institution) and a panel session on forging archival collaborations and alliances. Speakers included Catherine H. Kerst, Timothy Lloyd, Peter B. Kaufman, Timothy B. Powell, Anna Fariello, Karen Jefferson, ...
    • Contributor: Various - Bell, Danna C. - Boyd, Douglas A. - Giarlo, Michael J. - Lloyd, Timothy Charles - Meyers, Melanie J. - O'neal, Jennifer R. - Reddy, Sita - Weiss, Steve - American Folklife Center - United States. Embassy (Kyrgyzstan) - American Folklore Society. Archives and Libraries Section - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-09-27
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    Marinera Viva!!! concert and dance performance, 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 30, 2015 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Marinera Viva showcased the marinera -- often called the national dance of Peru. The marinera originated on the Peruvian coast and was named "marinera" in 1879 to honor ...
    • 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 - Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies
    • Date: 2015
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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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    Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy music from Wyoming, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Wranglers, Bar J - Bar J Wranglers (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: 2008-10-02
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    New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 1 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...
    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Date: 2008-03-13
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    Tim Tingle & D.J. Battiest-Tomasi 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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    Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving and Singing in Northern Ireland Handloom weaving was dominated by men in 19th century Ireland. The Industrial Revolution changed that, enabling women to take the dominant role in the factory production of linen. In this talk, Maurice Leyden discusses the reasons for this historical shift, and the impact of this change on the traditions of singing and songwriting among weavers. To illustrate his lecture, Leyden sings songs composed by ...
    • Contributor: Leyden, Maurice - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-12-04
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    McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia The McIntosh County Shouters perform Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout at a concert at the Library.
    • Contributor: McIntosh County Shouters - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - McIntosh County Shouters (Musical Group)
    • Date: 2010-12-02
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    Translating Africa in Global Contexts Although African myths and folktales have long been trivialized as childish, translators today are revealing new insights, which show that Africa led the world in the invention of the most sophisticated literary styles. Critics now particularly value the figurality, or use of metaphor, which dominates the African literary imagination. The ethics and politics of translating African oral literature, or folklore, are a microcosm of ...
    • Contributor: Haring, Lee - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-09-22
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    Les Bon Hommes Du Nord: French-Canadian Fiddle Music & Songs from New Hampshire 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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    Paraguayan Folk Harp Ensemble from Nevada The Paraguayan folk harp is one of the most recognizable folk music traditions in South America. Las Vegas resident Mariano Gonzales mesmerizes audiences with his delightful and sometimes surprising repertoire on this handcrafted traditional instrument. His solo performances have included concerts at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall in New York and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
    • Contributor: Gonzalez, Mariano - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2012-09-26
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    The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...
    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Date: 2008-03-14
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    David Warren Steel: Makers of the Sacred Harp David Warren Steel discusses his new book, "The Makers of the Sacred Harp," newly published by the University of Illinois Press.
    • Contributor: Steel, David Warren - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-10-21
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    Kunqu: China's First Great Multi-art Theatrical Tradition Marjory Bong-Ray Liu presented "Total Theatre -- The Art of Kunqu, China's Earliest Classical Opera" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Chinese opera, especially Kunqu, is particularly noted for its graceful dance movements and gestures that are an integral part of the total art form, unlike many western operas where the aural aspect is predominant. Kunqu ...
    • Contributor: Bong-Ray Liu, Marjory - Liu, Marjory Bong-Ray - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Asian Division
    • Date: 2008-09-04
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    Margaret MacArthur Margaret MacArthur performs ballads and songs from Vermont, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Macarthur, Margaret - Beck, Jane C. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2005-06-21
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    Unukupukupu Halau Hula Unukupukupu is the traditional Halau Hula (Hula School) of Hawai`i Community College, Hilo, Hawai`i. Here ancient dances and songs, rooted in the sacred `Aiha`a Pele (Ritual Dance of Volcanic Phenomena) intermingle with the rigor of academic inquiry. To experience the particular fiery style of hula termed `Aiha`a Pele, one is trained to call up the fire within the body and to dance until sweat ...
    • Contributor: Tangarō, Taupōuri - Hawaii Community College - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2012-06-26