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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 tickets unless otherwise noted.

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Homegrown 2014 concert series flyerPerformances - 2014 Homegrown Concert Series
Homegrown: to be held in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Ground Floor

August 6: Phil Wiggins and Friends: acoustic blues and dance from Maryland. 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM

August 19: Carlos Núñez: Galician bagpipes and flutes. 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM

August 20: The Quebe Sisters Band: Texas fiddling and swing. 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM

September 11: Son Jarocho Master Musicians: César Castro, Artemio Posadas, and Luis Sarimiento. 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM

September 18: National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow (to be announced) 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM

Past Homegrown Concerts (2005-2014) - View descriptions, flyer essays, and webcasts

Lectures - 2014 Benjamin A. Botkin Folklife Lecture Series
Pickford Auditorium, Third Floor, James Madison Building unless otherwise noted

September 5: The 78 Project: Documenting Historic Sound in the Contemporary World, presented by Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Jones Wright. Note special time: 2:00-4:30 PM.

Past Botkin Lectures (2004 - 2014) - View descriptions, flyer essays, and webcasts

Civil Rights History Public Programs: Many Paths to Freedom

This series of public educational programs features scholars, activists, and artists who will address a range of topics on the theme of the Civil Rights Movement and the struggle for freedom, social justice and equality for African Americans. View the schedule of events

Symposia

Past Symposia Updates

The Stations That Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish American Cultural Renaissance (2012): Webcasts are now available. Select the schedule to find the links to the webcasts.

Past Symposia (2000 - 2013) - View descriptions, flyer essays, and webcasts

Announcements

The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

The Songs of America presentation allows you to explore American history as documented in the work of some of our country's greatest composers, poets, scholars, and performers. From popular and traditional songs, to poetic art songs and sacred music, the relationship of song to historical events from the nation's founding to the present is highlighted through more than 80,000 online items. Contributing divisions include Music, Recorded Sound, and the American Folklife Center. View the press release

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