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Archive: June 2020 (4 Posts)

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Homegrown Plus: Lakota John Locklear and Kin

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 Lakota John Locklear and kin, a blues family band of Native American heritage. Lakota John, born in 1997, blends traditional styles of the …

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American Folklife Center Fellowships and Awards 2020

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of its three competitive annual fellowships and awards programs: the Archie Green Fellowships, the Gerald E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award, and Henry Reed Fund Award. This year, these three awards went to twelve projects throughout the …

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Enjoy the Homegrown 2020 Concert Series at Home!

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The American Folklife Center is very pleased to announce our Homegrown Concert Series for 2020, which we've nicknamed "Homegrown at Home." These concert videos, recorded at home by the artists, will be presented online each Wednesday at noon, initially on the AFC Facebook page and then permanently on the Library of Congress YouTube channel and website. The series kicks off on June 24 with a concert by the Riley Family Band, featuring GRAMMY-winning accordionist, fiddler, and singer Steve Riley of the leading Cajun band Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. For this special concert Steve is joined by his talented sons, Burke and Dolsy Riley. The series will then continue every Wednesday at noon through September, with concerts including music from far and wide: from the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia, from the Catskills in upstate New York to the Louisiana bayous, and from Scotland to Sweden.

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Archive Fans Take the Challenge!

Posted by: Stephen Winick

About a month ago we introduced the idea of taking the archive challenge from home. This blog will update you with some examples of our fans who have taken the challenge, with an eye toward inspiring you to take the challenge yourself.