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    Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on October 13, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band reflects the dynamic community of bluegrass musicians who were shaped by the legacy of Bill Monroe ...

    • Date: 2010
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    Interview with Richard Schifter

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Schifter, Richard
    • Date: 2003-09-08
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    Interview with Ambassador Selwa Roosevelt

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Roosevelt, Selwa
    • Date: 2003-11-24
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    Interview with Shirley E. Ruedy

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Ruedy, Shirley E.
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    The Capital Pool Checkers Club: Tradition, Competition & Community in Washington DC

    Ethnographic photographer Peggy Fleming spent three years photographing and interviewing the members of Washington's Capital Pool Checkers Club. Her resulting study, "Crown Me!" (2010), documents more than an interesting recreational club: it highlights a special place in the urban landscape where a group of men come together to share their personal memories, recall the history of their beloved city and create community. Fleming is ...

    • Contributor: Fleming, Peggy
    • Date: 2011-03-18
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    Afghan women's stories : the problematics of cover, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Margaret A. Mills in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on September 19, 2007, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Afghan women in burkas have become iconic representations of women's oppression in western media, but this representation is contested in various ways by Afghan women ...

    • Date: 2007
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    Interview with William C. Veale

    • Contributor: Veale, William C. - Thomas Dunnigan
    • Date: 2011-00-00
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    Total theater -- the art of kunqü : China's earliest classical opera, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Marjory Bong-Ray Liu in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on September 4, 2008, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Kunqü classical opera was perfected in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644 A.D.). It uses four main acting roles, namely: sheng, a young male scholar-hero; dan, a ...

    • Date: 2008
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    Anxieties of authorship and ownership : intellectual property, indigenous collections, and decolonial futures, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Jane Anderson discusses the philosophical and practical problems for intellectual property law and the protection of indigenous/traditional knowledge resources and cultural heritage, featuring her work in partnership with Murkutu on the development of the TK Licenses and Labels initiative, which develops site-specific intellectual property protocols to assist local communities in supporting already existing knowledge-management practices.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Jane E.
    • Date: 2013
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    Interview with Lewis M. (Jack) White

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - White, Lewis M. (jack)
    • Date: 2001-06-19
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    New Ideas of Music Ownership & the Musical Life of the Kïsêdjê

    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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    Folk Music from the Slovak Mountains

    The fujara is the largest member of the overtone flute family. It developed in the seclusion of the Slovakian mountains, and, until recently, was barely known outside Slovakia. Even today, only a small number of traditional musicians play the instrument, and only a handful of craftsmen know how to make it. However, since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the fujara has been "discovered" ...

    • Contributor: Rychlik, Bohuslav - Rychlik, Bob
    • Date: 2010-05-27
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    Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. International Boundary: Panel 1 and Keynote Address

    The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and the Embassy of Canada together with the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec join in welcoming the public to Borderlines/ Borderlands: Culture and the Canada-US International Boundary, a free symposium featuring leading Canadian and US scholars, which explored the history and culture of regions, communities, and their residents along the Canada-U.S. border. The ...

    • Contributor: Arenson, Adam - Carter, Brian - Champ, Henry - Diamond, Beverley - Dyster, Paul A. - Faid, Julian - Fischer, David Hackett - Konrad, Victor A. - Lynch, Timothy G. - Matthiesen, Birgit ... Arenson, Adam - Carter, Brian - Champ, Henry - Diamond, Beverley - Dyster, Paul A. - Faid, Julian - Fischer, David Hackett - Konrad, Victor A. - Lynch, Timothy G. - Matthiesen, Birgit - Meer, Mark - Ricou, Laurence - Robson, Patrick J. - Stovel, Nora Foster - Taft, Michael - Tarbell, Reaghan - Taylor, David Alan - Widdis, Randy W. (randy William) - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Canada. Embassy (u.s.) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-06-15
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    Negrura Peruana concert collection, 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, ...

    • Date: 2005
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    Passing for Traditional: The New Lost City Ramblers, lecture by Ray Allen

    Ray Allen discusses the careers of Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley -- the New Lost City Ramblers and their research and performance of old-time and traditional music. Lectures.. Photographs.. 1 folder. | 1 video file (58 min.) : digital, sound, color. | photographs | lecture by Ray Allen. (Statement Of Responsibility). Ray Allen, speaker. (Performers). Recorded in the Mary Pickford Theater, James ...

    • Contributor: Allen, Ray - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011
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    Documenting the freedom struggle in southwest Georgia, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Glen Pearcy, as a featured presenter in the Many Paths to Freedom series on February 27, 2014, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, screens his film, "One More River to Cross," (1969) about the Southwest Georgia Project, led by Charles Sherrod, which Glen Pearcy and his wife Susan Due Pearcy participated in during the 1960s. Pearcy also shows and discusses his involvement in and ...

    • Contributor: Pearcy, Glen
    • Date: 2014
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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 ...

    • Date: 2012-06-26
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    Memoirs of a Foreign Service Officer's Wife, 1938-1958

    • Contributor: Ringwalt, Mildred Teusler
    • Date: 2004-00-00
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    I'll Be Home for Christmas

    Article. In December 1965, having completed the first U.S. space rendezvous and set a record for the longest flight in the U.S. space program, the astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell hurtled back to earth aboard their Gemini 7 spacecraft. Asked by NASA communication personnel if they wanted any particular music piped up to them, the crew requested Bing Crosby's recording of "I'll Be ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
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    Interview with Ambassador Harvey F. Nelson Jr.

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Charles Stuart - Nelson, Harvey F., Jr.
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    Interview with Patricia D. Hughes

    • Contributor: Ewing, Raymond C. - Hughes, Patricia D.
    • Date: 2002-07-25
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    Interview with Cecil (Bassel) Lyon

    • Contributor: Fenzi, Jewell - Lyon, Cecil (bassel)
    • Date: 2010-00-00
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    Stars and Stripes Forever

    Article. The "Flute in C" with silver keys and ferrules was used for 11 years by Mr. Louis P. Fritze, a member of the Sousa Band. He played it in the Band's 1910 around-the-world tour. It has been repaired by a broad silver band at the socket of the head-joint and had mother-of-pearl set in the "stopper."

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002