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    [A Berkshire Fiddler and Dirt Farmer]
    • Contributor: Welch, Edward - Spring, Sammy
    • Date: 1939-01-17

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    The Serge Koussevitzky archive The finding aid describes the collection of correspondence, personal and business papers, photographs, and other materials which document some of the most significant aspects of twentieth-century music. Through his work as a conductor and publisher, and his efforts to commission new musical works, Koussevitzky maintained deep ties with many of the finest composers and musicians of the day. These figures are represented in their...
    • Contributor: Music Division, Library of Congress - Koussevitzky, Serge - Koussevitzky, Olga - Naumov, Aleksandr Nikolaevich - Serge Koussevitzky Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005
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    Balla Kouyate & World Vision: Traditional Malian Music from Massachusetts 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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    Sophia Bilides Concert Collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Sophia Bilides with Mal Barsamian and Mike Gregian in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 24, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs by John Barton.
    • Contributor: Bilides, Sophia - Barsamian, Mal - Gregian, Mike - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011
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    Traditional Greek Smyrneika Music from Massachusetts Sophia Bilides sings and plays santouri (Greek hammered dulcimer) and zilia (finger cymbals). Smyrneika songs arose out an urban population where the music of Greeks, Turks, Jews, and Armenians influenced each other in the early decades of the 20th century. This vibrant cultural scene was shattered when conflicts led to the 1922 Asia-Minor Catastrophe. The destruction of the port city of Smyrna (Izmir) led...
    • Contributor: Bilides, Sophia - Barsamian, Mal - Gregian, Mike - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011-08-24
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    Balla Kouyaté and World Vision concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Balla Kouyaté and World Vision in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on April 28, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Balla Kouyaté is a griot (or djeli) and virtuoso player of the balaphon, the ancient West African ancestor of the xylophone. Played with...
    • Contributor: 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