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  • Lubana Al Quntar & Kenan Adnawi: Traditional Music and Song from Syria

    In this concert Lubana Al Quntar performs classical Arabic Maqam pieces with a melancholy flavor, characteristic of this genre. She is accompanied by the internationally known oud player Kenan Adnawi, who also presents traditional instrumental music of Syria.

    • Contributor: Al Quntar, Lubana - Adnawi, Kenan - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - Library of Congress. African and Middle Eastern Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2015-03-25
  • 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
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-03-18
  • Poem by Douglas W. Motl

    • Contributor: Motl, Douglas W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2001-00-00
  • Kalanidhi Dance: Traditional Kuchipudi from Maryland

    Kalanidhi Dance Company was founded in 2005. Its artistic approach is to explore creative and contemporary ideas through the vocabulary of Kuchipudi, while retaining the essence and integrity of the classical form. Dancers include Supraja Chittari, Ankitha Durvasula, Ramya Durvasula, Pragnya Thamire and Deviga Valiyil.

    • Contributor: Kalanidhi Dance Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013-08-14
  • The 78 Project : documenting historic sound in the contemporary world, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Film screening of The 78 Project Movie and demonstration by Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Jones Wright, The 78 Project's creators, who have been traveling across the United States since August 2011 recording contemporary musicians on a 1930s Presto disc recorder and filming their journey for an ongoing web series and recently completed feature film. The event included a question and answer session and an ...

    • Contributor: Wright, Lavinia Jones - Steyermark, Alex - Slaveya (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Reverb concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Reverb on February 7, 2007 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Introductions by Debra Murphy and Mike Licht, who discuss the history and events scheduled for African American History Month. Reverb is a Washington, D.C. a cappella gospel ...

    • Contributor: 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
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007
  • Celebrating the Acquisition of the NCTA Collection

    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
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-11
  • Margaret MacArthur concert and interview collection, 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 ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2002
  • The Beehive Band

    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
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-04-24
  • Harmonia concert collection, 2013 July 11

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 11, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Harmonia presents traditional folk music of Eastern Europe, ranging from the Danube to the Carpathians. Its repertoire reflects the cultures of this region: Hungarian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Romanian, Croatian, and Roma (Gypsy). ...

    • Contributor: Harmonia (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013
  • La quinceañera : a coming of age ritual in Latino communities, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Norma E. Cantú describes the social practices of la quinceañera, the coming of age ritual for young Latina women. She discusses the origins of the custom in indigenous Mexican tradition and European tradition, the performance of the feminine through this ritual and its meanings in Mexican American families and communities.

    • Contributor: Cantú, Norma E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
  • Coffeehouses : folk music, culture and counterculture symposium, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffè Lena History Project founder and producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses, ...

    • Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Narrative by L. Gerald Hatfield, Jr.

    • Contributor: Hatfield, L. Gerald, Jr.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2001-09-00
  • Laborlore: Expressive Culture, Work Culture and the Art of Representation

    This panel considers the artistic representations of work in a range of cultural and social contexts (Mexico, Texas, Nevada, San Francisco) and in a variety of media (graphic arts, video and material culture). The panel focuses on issues of self-representation, the aesthetics of portraying work culture for both inside and outside audiences and the ways in which members of working communities adapt old and ...

    • Contributor: Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lewis, Anne - McCarl, Robert - McNeil, Bryan T. - Munoz, Michael S. - Purkey, Elaine - Roediger, David R. - Seeger, Mike - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Wilson, Joe - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007-08-16
  • Translating African oral literature in global contexts, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Lee Haring in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on September 22, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Folklorist Lee Haring discusses the art and ethics of translating materials derived from Africa: folktales, epics, proverbs, riddles, and other verbal art, from five island groups ...

    • Contributor: Haring, Lee
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Natasinh dancers and musicians concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Collection of video recordings and sound recording of a concert featuring Lao music and dance from Iowa performed by the Lao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa, performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 26, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The group consists of eighteen Lao dancers and musicians, as well as Khampheng ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
  • The Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in WWI & Korea

    Adriane Lentz-Smith of Duke University and David Cline of Virginia Tech discuss the forgotten history of African-American participation in WWI and Korea, followed by a discussion facilitated by Robert Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-03-18
  • Civil Rights History Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    One hundred and eight filmed oral history interviews with 136 participants in the civil rights movement in the United States and related documentation, created by the National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, 2010-2013. The oral histories were conducted by historians Julian Bond, Taylor Branch, David P. Cline, Emilye Crosby, John Dittmer, Will Griffin, Hasan Kwame ...

    • Contributor: Abernathy, Donzaleigh - Abernathy, Juandalynn R. - Abernathy, Ralph David - Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, William G. - Avery, Annie Pearl - Bailey, D'Army - Bassett, Emmett W. - Bassett, Priscilla - Bates, Scott - Bennett, Geraldine Crawford - Blake, Harry - Bond, Julian - Booker, Simeon - Branch, Taylor - Breaux, Toni - Broadway, Louise W. - Brown, Amos C. (Amos Cleophilus) - Brown, Robert J. - Browner, Clifford - Bruce, Walter - Burns, Julia Matilda - Burras, Carol Cummings - Caldwell, Ben R. - Carawan, Candie - Carawan, Guy - Carlos, John - Carter, Robert L. - Churchville, John Elliott - Clark, Robert George - Cleaver, Kathleen - Collins, Barbara Maria - Conway, Purcell Maurice - Cotton, Dorothy F. - Cox, Courtland - Derby, Doris Adelaide - Dixon, Aaron Floyd - Dixon, Elmer - Dove, Samuel - Dudley, John F. - Duncan, Gwendolyn Annette - Finney, Ernest A. (Ernest Adolphus) - Fuller, Linda - Gaither, Thomas Walter - Geiger, Jack - George, Virginia Simms - Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Greenberg, Jack - Grinnell, Gloria Claudette - Guyot, Lawrence - Hamilton, Audrey Nell - Hayling, Robert Bagner - Head, Rosie M. - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Hildreth, Marilyn Luper - Hill, Oliver W. - Holloway, Emma Kate - Holloway, Lucius - Hopkins, Evans D. - Hrabowski, Freeman A. - Hutchings, Phil - Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Jarmon, Charles - Jenkins, Mary F. - Jenkins, Willie Elliot - Jones, Clarence - Jones, James Oscar - Jones, Jamila - Jones, Mary A. - King, Lonnie C. - Ladner, Dorie - Ladner, Joyce A. - Lawrence, William M. - Leventhal, Willy S. (Willy Siegel) - Lowery, Joseph E. - Lucy, William - Luper, Calvin - Mahone, Sam - Marshall, Cecilia - McClary, Robert - McCullar, Johnnie Ruth - McDew, Charles - McKinney, Samuel Berry - McNichols, Steven - Miller, Grace H. - Moldovan, Alfred - Mulholland, Joan Trumpauer - Newson, Moses J. - Noonan, Martha P. - Parker, Wheeler - Patton, Gwendolyn M. - Perry, Matthew J. (Matthew James) - Richardson, Gloria - Rosenberg, Jean Voelker - Rosenberg, John M. - Roxborough, Mildred Bond - Russell, Bill - Sales, Ruby - Saunders, William - Seeger, Pete - Sellers, Cleveland - Sherrod, Charles - Sherrod, Shirley - Siler, Charles E. - Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah - Simpson, Euvester - Sobol, Anne Buxton - Sobol, Richard - Stewart, Eleanor - Strickland, William - Suggs, Frances L - Suggs, Harold - Terry, Esther M. A. - Thelwell, Michael - Tillow, Kay - Tillow, Walter M. - Todd, Lisa Anderson - Tuttle, Rick - Ulmer, Joeann Anderson - Vickers, Barbara Edna - Vivian, C. T. - Walter, Mildred Pitts - Williams, Cecil J. - Williams, Junius W. - Wright, Simeon - Young, Carrie Lamar - Young, Sam - Zapata, Luis - Bishop, John Melville - Cline, David P. - Crosby, Emilye - Dittmer, John - Griffin, Willie James - Jeffries, Hasan Kwame - Mosnier, Joseph - Paysour, Lafleur - Reece, Dwandalyn R. - Sullivan, Patricia - Taylor, Kieran Walsh - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.) - Library of Congress - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Southern Oral History Program
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble concert collection, 2013

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 25, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble -- renowned Yiddish folk singers Michael Alpert and Ethel Raim, tsimblist (hammered dulcimer player) Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment -- celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the historic ...

    • Contributor: Raim, Ethel - An Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013
  • Work and transformation : documenting working Americans symposium, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Collection of digital video recordings, digital photographs, and print materials documenting a symposium held at the Library of Congress on December 6 and 7, 2010, titled Work and Transformation: Documenting Working Americans. The symposium, co-sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, featured presentations by the 2010 recipients of the AFC Archie ...

    • Contributor: Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'Vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'Abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven - Groen, Jeffrey A. - Iyengar, Sunil - Loughran, Maureen - McCarl, Robert - Popovich, Mark G. - Ray, Joyce M. - Rogers, Nancy E. - Rothstein, Donna S. (Donna Suzann) - Semmel, Marsha L. - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Tabb, Derrick - Taft, Michael - Taylor, David Alan - Winick, Stephen D. - Wunder, Steve R. - Zeitlin, Steven J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.) - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Mississippi freedom summer, 1964 : memory, legacy and the way forward, roundtable discussion, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Four leaders who participated in the Mississippi Freedom Project in 1964 discussed their experiences and the legacy of their civil rights work. They included Robert "Bob" Parris Moses, founder and president of The Algebra Project, Inc. He received his BA from Hamilton College (1956), and his MA in Philosophy from Harvard University (1957). Moses was a prominent figure in the civil rights movement as ...

    • Contributor: Cobb, Charles E. - Ellis, Rex M. - Hogan, Wesley C. - Ladner, Dorie - Ladner, Joyce A. - Shankar, Guha - Stewart, Kate - American Folklife Center - Moses, Robert Parris - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys

    videorecording | 1 videorecording: 59 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 17, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Flippen, Benton - Smokey Valley Boys - Clifton, Verlen - Brown, Paul - Bode, Frank
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005
  • Les Bon Hommes du Nord concert collection, 2012 August 8

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 8, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The event featured French Canadian fiddle tunes and songs performed by four musicians, Patrick Ross, Jean Nil Theroux, Dalton Binette, and Bow Thayer, who hail from the northernmost area of New Hampshire, adjacent ...

    • Contributor: Ross, Patrick - 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
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012
  • Open mic : interview with Fiona Ritchie, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    In a talk in the American Folklife Center's Open Mic and Benjamin Botkin series, Scottish broadcaster Fiona Ritchie, the founder, producer, and host of National Public Radio's influential hour-long weekly program, The Thistle & Shamrock, discussed her career on both sides of the Atlantic and her experiences researching Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia (University of North Carolina Press, ...

    • Contributor: Ritchie, Fiona - Groce, Nancy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2015
  • Gerdan concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Whittall Pavilion, Library of Congress on May 22, 2014 performed by the group Gerdan as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Gerdan, which means 'necklace' in Ukrainian, combines the inspired musicianship of Andrei Pidkivka (panflute "nai' and sopilka), Solomia Gorokhivska (violin, vocals) and Kalin Kirilov (accordion) to ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014