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    Juan B. Rael collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available This ethnographic field collection documents the musical heritage and Catholic religious and cultural traditions of the Hispano residents of the portion of the northern Rio Grande region spanning northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. It contains sound recordings of alabados (hymns), folk drama, wedding songs, and dance tunes performed by various artists singing a cappella and performing on fiddle, guitar, and harmonica, collected by ...
    • Date: 1940
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    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. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The California Folk Music Project of the California Work Projects Administration (WPA) was conceived and directed by Sidney Robertson Cowell and co-sponsored by the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Music Division, Library of Congress from 1938 to 1940. Additional support was provided by the New Music Society of California and the Society of California Pioneers. The resulting collection of ...
    • Contributor: Daniels, Joe - Acosta, Rosalie - Aslanian, Jack - Avila, Albert - Avila, Alice Lemos - Baboyan, Reuben J. - Bakalian, Jack - Bardarson, Leo - Bardarson, Otto - Bardarson, Sigurd ... Daniels, Joe - Acosta, Rosalie - Aslanian, Jack - Avila, Albert - Avila, Alice Lemos - Baboyan, Reuben J. - Bakalian, Jack - Bardarson, Leo - Bardarson, Otto - Bardarson, Sigurd - Barr, Alex - Bedrosian, Joe - Bell, Sam - Benonys, Sigridur - Blackburn, Sam - Boro, Peter - Botica, John - Brady, Hubert - Brangone, Louis - Brodeur, Arthur Gilchrist - Brown, Hilda Duarte - Calderón, Aurora - Coffin, Ada Pearl - Coffin, Byron - Coffin, Byron H. - Cook, Charles - Cunha, Frank - Cunha, John - Cunningham, John - Day, William T. - Dedo, Tony - Denoon, R. R. - De Soto, Jessie - De Soto, Tomas - Dormody, Anita - Drasky, Mary - Earnson, Flora - Einarsson, Thordur - Erro, Antoinette - Espinosa, Lottie - Etcheverry, Frances - Etcheverry, Matias - Figueroa, Ben - Flores, Joaquim - Flores, Olive - Ford, Arthur J. - Ford, Elizabeth W. - Ford, Bogue - Ford, Pat - Ford, Warde H. - Franco, Clifford - Franco, Louise - Franks - Fulton, Charles - Gaidos, Mary - Garcia, Johnnie - Garcia, Maria - Gomez, Julio - Goshtigian, Hartop - Goshtigian, Mary - Gould, Hattie Scott - Graham, George Vinton - Harp, Walter - Hart, Harmon - Haroutunian, Bedros - Jelenfy, Elizabeth - Jelenfy - Jones, Leonard W. - Kendall, Raymond - Koljonen, C. A. - Koljonen, Celia - Kratlian, Archie - Lemos, Manuel - Lindsay, Bennie - Lindsay, Junior - Lozada, Cruz - Lucido, Sal - McCready, John A. - McCready, Spencer - McDonald, Mary A. - Macinnes, Charlotte - Macinnes, Donald - McKenzie, Leighton - Macphee, John - Macphee, Mary - Madariaga - Mann, Thomas - Meade, Virginia - Medeiros, Antonio - Mendes, Alberto - Morgan, Aaron - Myers, Evarista - Nilssen, Alf - Nimerfroh - Nimerfroh, Rosa - Olafson, John - Olmeda, Mario - Oriet, Frenchy - Ortega, Jacinta - Pavon, Ed - Petersen, Fina - Pico, Virginia - Pitts, Ben - Ponce, Leon - Popoff - Powell, Charles - Ralph, Walter Ross - Rasmussen, Charles - Reha, Julia - Rice, Ben - Robinson, Leighton - Rodriguez, Elinor - Russo, Joseph W. - Ruthling, Pablo - Salonen, Mary - Sanfilippo, Francisco - Sanford, Herbert Hudson - Sebree, Walter - Selleck, John N. - Shapazian, Siranoosh - Shapazian, Vartan S. - Shatinian, T. - Sigurasson, Oddrun - Silva, Elzira - Silveira, Mary - Soininen, John - Stone, John E. - Susoeff, J. P. - Takakjian, Mesrob - Walker, Robert W. - Waters, Ozzie - Wilkinson, Myrtle - Hobrecht, Bertrand - Fetesoff, William S. - Loscutoff, William S. - Sanoff, J. D. - Sarakoff, A. P. - Schetinin, William P. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Handon, Joseph H. - Asmussen, Ella - Bateman, John - Hall, J. L. - Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra - Julio Gomez' Orchestra - St. Anthony's Seminary (Santa Barbara, Calif.). Choristers - St. Joseph's Seminary (Santa Barbara, Calif.). Boys Choir - Stanford University. Choir - Archive of American Folk Song - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection, (Library of Congress) - University of California, Berkeley. Department of Music - Society of California Pioneers - New Music Society of California - United States. Work Projects Administration (Calif.) - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1936
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    Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac, a Mexican dance ensemble from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who perform re-creations of ancient Aztec music and dance, accompanied by drums, conch shells rattles, and other instruments, on June 18, 2009 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. ...
    • Contributor: 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
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    And wheat completed the cycle : flour mills, social memory, and vernacular culture in Sonora, Mexico, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Maribel Alvarez in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on April 21, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Folklorist and anthropologist Maribel Alvarez explores the role of wheat -- a grain introduced by the Spanish to Mexico in the 16th century -- as a ...
    • Contributor: Alvarez, Maribel L. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
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    Vida Chenoweth collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of papers and audiovisual materials representing the life work of ethnomusicologist Vida Chenoweth. Comprises manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, and films, mainly of her work with the Usarufa and numerous other people in Papua New Guinea, but culture groups from other places are also represented, including Vanuatu, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Kenya, Zaire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon, ...
    • Contributor: Chenoweth, Vida - Bee, Darlene Laverne - Tracey, Hugh - Festival of Pacific Arts
    • Date: 1940
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    Los Tres Reyes concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 13, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Los Tres Reyes (The Three Kings), based in San Antonio, Texas, are known as "the last of the great trios." They epitomize the trio sound popular since the 1940s and continue to make ...
    • Contributor: Cárdenas, Bebo - Puente, Raúl - Puente, Gilberto - Tres Reyes (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: 2012
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    Masters of Son Jarocho concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert with dance, featuring son jarocho style music from California in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 11, 2014 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Alliance for California Traditional Arts sponsored a presentation of some of the key master artists of son jarocho, and apprentices, including ...
    • Contributor: Alliance for California Traditional Arts - 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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    Corridos : the story of a Mexican ballad tradition about outlaws and heroes Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Ethnomusicologist Juan Díes presented an illustrated lecture on the corrido, a 150-year-old Mexican ballad tradition that narrates tragic tales based on true events and honors folk heroes. Following the lecture, registered participants learned about writing a Mexican "corrido" in a free workshop conducted in Spanish, with Díes and musicians from his Sones de México Ensemble and the poet laureate of the United States, Juan ...
    • Contributor: Díes, Juan - Herrera, Juan Felipe - Sones De México Ensemble Chicago - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2105
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    Sones de México Ensemble : Mexican American music and dance from Chicago, 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 15, 2015 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center featuring the Sones de México Ensemble consisting of musicians Juan Díes, Lorena Iñiguez, Juan Rivera, Zacbé Pichardo, Gonzalo Córdova, and Javier Saume-Mazzei. The Mexican folk musical group specializes ...
    • Contributor: Díes, Juan - Herrera, Juan Felipe - Sones De México Ensemble Chicago - 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: 2015
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    Carmen Agra Deedy and Karla Campillo-Soto : Lado a lado (side by side) -- contemporary Latin American storytelling, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of an oral history conducted by Stephen D. Winick following a performance in the Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on April 7, 2016 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Carmen Agra Deedy and Karla Campillo-Soto performed "Lado a Lado (Side by Side): Contemporary Latin American Storytelling." They shared ...
    • Contributor: Deedy, Carmen Agra - Campillo-Soto, Karla - Winick, Stephen D. - 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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    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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    La Quinceanera: A Coming of Age Ritual in Latino Communities Norma Cantu, professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio, presented this talk as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Quinceanera, the traditional coming-of-age celebration for Latinas, is an an elegant party on the girl's 15th birthday, highlighting God, family, friends, music, food and dance. Many questions emerge as one looks at this ...
    • Contributor: Cantu, Norma E. - Cantú, Norma E. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006-11-08
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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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    And Wheat Completed the Cycle: Flour Mills, Social Memory, and Industrial Culture in Sonora, Mexico "The abandoned flour mills throughout the region," said a Mexican researcher interviewed during fieldwork in northern Mexico, "are the equivalent for Sonorans of the pyramids in Central Mexico." In this talk about her research as a Fulbright Fellow in Sonora, Mexico for the last nine months, folklorist and anthropologist Maribel Alvarez explores the role of wheat - a grain introduced by the Spanish to ...
    • Contributor: Alvarez, Maribel - Alvarez, Maribel L. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-04-21