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Homegrown Plus: Harmonia

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 Harmonia, a band from Cleveland, Ohio, which presents both rural and urban folk music of Eastern Europe, ranging from the Danube to the …

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Homegrown Plus: John Cohen & the Down Hill Strugglers

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 John Cohen and the Down Hill Strugglers performing Treasures From the Archive Roadshow. John Cohen is a founding member of the New Lost …

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New at AFC: Photography from the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The American Folklife Center (AFC) is excited to be featuring “Working on the Waterfront,” a documentary display of photographs created by the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (NBFHC) in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The display, which is located in Room LJ-G53 on the ground floor of the Library of Congress’s Thomas Jefferson Building, is open to …

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Homegrown and Botkin Plus: Ethel Raim and the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble

Posted by: Stephen Winick

In the Homegrown Plus series, and the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lectures Plus series, we present Homegrown concerts and Botkin lectures that also had accompanying oral history interviews, placing both together in an easy-to-find blog post. (Find the whole Homegrown Plus series here, and find the whole Botkin Folklife Lectures Plus series here.) For Jewish-American Heritage Month, …

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Homegrown Concert Series 2019 is Underway–Find the Schedule!

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The Homegrown 2019 Concert Series is underway! All the concerts are free, noontime concerts in the Library of Congress's Jefferson Building. Tickets are not required. This year's series features Tuvan, Irish, Gospel, Blues, Balkan, and lots of African music! As always, you can find the series listed in several places on the Library's website, including the daily event listings.  One handy spot listing the whole series is the Folklife Concerts page at http://www.loc.gov/concerts/folklife/?loclr=blogflt

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Homegrown Plus: Sheila Kay Adams

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 in Women’s History Month with Sheila Kay Adams, a singer, banjo player, and storyteller from North Carolina. Like Flory Jagoda, whom we featured last …

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Homegrown Plus: Flory Jagoda

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!) This is a special post for Women’s History Month, featuring an artist who exemplifies the importance of traditions passed from grandmothers to their granddaughters. She is …