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Homegrown Plus: From the Mountains to the Sea with Jeff and Gerret Warner

Posted by: Stephen Winick

In the Homegrown Plus series, we present Homegrown concerts that also had accompanying oral history interviews, placing both together in an easy-to-find blog post. (Find the whole series here!) We’re continuing the series with From the Mountains to the Sea: The Folksong Collecting Work of Anne and Frank Warner, an unusual presentation in our series.  From the Mountains …

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Spanish Folklife and Fieldwork Online

Posted by: Stephen Winick

A few weeks ago we announced in Folklife Today that our fieldwork guide, Folklife and Fieldwork, was available in a new Spanish-language edition. At that time, I mentioned that the next step would be to place a pdf online, and we’re glad to say it’s available!  You can download both English and Spanish versions here. Once …

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Ironworkers Are Newest Addition to Occupational Folklife Project

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The American Folklife Center is delighted to announce that an important oral history collection documenting the lives and working careers of Ironworkers in the Upper Midwest is the latest addition to the Occupational Folklife Project collections online at the Library of Congress’s website. In 2011, Professor James P. Leary, from the Center for the Study …

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Circus Workers Now Online in the Occupational Folklife Project

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The American Folklife Center is delighted to announce the online presentation of an important new oral history collection documenting the lives and careers of multi-generational circus workers in Hugo, Oklahoma. The ‘Big Top’ Show Goes On: An Oral History of Occupations Inside and Outside the Canvas Tent, created by librarians Tanya D. Finchum and Juliana …

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Homegrown Plus: Gabriel Muñoz and Melodias Borinqueñas

Posted by: Stephen Winick

In the Homegrown Plus series, we present Homegrown concerts that also had accompanying oral history interviews, placing both together in an easy-to-find blog post. (Find the whole series here!) We’re continuing the series with Gabriel Muñoz and Melodias Borinqueñas, an ensemble from New Jersey performing Puerto Rican folk music. The group is led by Gabriel Muñoz, a …

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Festive Foods Podcast in Time for Thanksgiving

Posted by: Stephen Winick

That’s right, Episode Two of the Folklife Today Podcast is ready for listening! Find it at this page on the Library’s website, or on iTunes, or with your usual podcatcher. Get your podcast here!   This blog post provides more background for the stories and the audio in the podcast. The first thing you’ll hear is …

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Folklife at the International Level: the Roots of Intangible Cultural Heritage Part III

Posted by: Michelle Stefano

This series of blog posts has turned to looking more closely at the roots of the ‘intangible cultural heritage’ (ICH) concept, laying a foundation for examining the global policy – and thereby framework – from which it draws its strength: the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the United Nations …