What's Happening at the American Folklife Center
Throughout the year, the Center sponsors workshops, lectures, exhibits, concerts, and conferences (on its own and in cooperation
with other Library of Congress offices and outside agencies) in
order to educate the American people about the importance of their
own cultural traditions and the traditions of others. All events are free and do not require tickests unless otherwise
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Online Archive of Homegrown Concerts (2005-2011) - View descriptions, flyer essays, and webcasts (as available).
November 16: I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy, a book talk by Bob Riesman.
Online Archive of Botkin Lectures (2004 - 2012) - View descriptions, flyer essays, and webcasts (as available).
Symposia - 2013
Sept. 26-27, 2013: Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation & Collaboration, a symposium addressing ethnographic archival thought and practice.
Online Archive of Symposia (2000 - 2012) - View descriptions, flyer essays, and webcasts (as available)
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce that "The Mickey Hart Collection" is now available.
"The Mickey Hart Collection" is a twenty-five-album series from the Grateful Dead drummer and world-music expert, who served on the AFC Board of Trustees for many years, and the non-profit label Smithsonian Folkways. "The Mickey Hart Collection" is drawn from "The World," a series Hart curated, which incorporates his solo projects, other artists’ productions, and re-releases of out-of-print titles. Six of the 25 albums form the "Endangered Music Project," a collaboration between Mickey Hart and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which presents recordings from musical traditions at risk. For more information, read the press release.
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