Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Daymé Arocena In a spirited conversation, Havana-born vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena speaks to Music Division's Michele Glymph and Claudia Morales about her virtual program presented at the Library. Filled with humor and laughter, Arocena shares the behind-the-scenes story about recording the concert from Canada while her band was in Havana.
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - Glymph, Michele - Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Daymé Arocena: Educational Video #2: Afro-Cuban Rhythms Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena discusses and demonstrates Afro-Cuban rhythms including Cuban Clave and Rumba Clave. For more information and related resources, please visit https://loc.gov/concerts/dayme-arocena.html.
    • Contributor: Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Daymé Arocena: Educational Video #1: Vocal Improvisation Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena discusses and demonstrates vocal improvisation for beginners. For more information and related resources, please visit https://loc.gov/concerts/dayme-arocena.html.
    • Contributor: Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Daymé Arocena: Educational Video #4: Music Composition Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena discusses music composition and songwriting. For more information and related resources, please visit https://loc.gov/concerts/dayme-arocena.html.
    • Contributor: Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
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    Daymé Arocena: Educational Video #5: Five Tips for Emerging Artists Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena discusses music composition and songwriting. For more information and related resources, please visit https://loc.gov/concerts/dayme-arocena.html.
    • Contributor: Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Daymé Arocena: Educational Video #3: Afro-Cuban Influences in Music Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena discusses Afro-Cuban influences in music. For more information and related resources, please visit https://loc.gov/concerts/dayme-arocena.html.
    • Contributor: Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Daymé Arocena: Concert Full of energy, talent, and charisma, Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena comes to the Library to enchant her audience with her rich and powerful vocals. Characterized as "one of the world's fastest-rising jazz vocalists" by The New Yorker, Arocena brings a program that fuses jazz, Santeria chants, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and contemporary R&B; that reflects her cultural and musical upbringing on the island....
    • Contributor: Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Pillars of Democracy: The Federal Judiciary Watch American Enterprise Institute scholar Adam White, Harvard Professor Randall Kennedy, and Boston College Professor Cathleen Kaveny participate in a panel discussion, moderated by Russell Wheeler of the Brookings Institution, on the causes of changing attitudes towards the federal judiciary, as well as the ways that the third branch of government can win Americans' trust back.
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - White, Adam - Kennedy, Randall - Kaveny, Cathy - Wheeler, Russell
    • Date: 2021-10-14
  • Film, Video
    Tchaikovsky & His Poets A sumptuous recital by an all-star trio paints an intimate composer portrait, in performances of mesmerizing intensity. This masterly presentation of Tchaikovsky songs is interwoven with readings of poems from Alexander Pushkin, Afanasy Fet and Mikhail Lermontov, and letters to the composer's brother Modest and patron Nadezhda von Meck. Alice Coote's breathtaking singing arrests the viewer with "sheer conviction and subtlety of perception" (The...
    • Contributor: Blackshaw, Christian - Tchaikovsky & His Poets - Coote, Alice - Fiennes, Ralph
    • Date: 2021-10-14
  • Film, Video
    A Fiddler's Tale Igor Stravinsky's iconic work L'Histoire du soldat is based on the eternal story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil, achieving fame and fortune, but losing everything when the devil calls in the debt. Wynton Marsalis' A Fiddler's Tale retains the outline of Stravinsky's scenario, but updates the action to the present for a parable involving the devil, corruption and...
    • Date: 2021-10-08
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Wynton Marsalis Kazem Abdullah leads a conversation with Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis. They discuss his work, "A Fiddler's Tale" and his collaboration and work with Stanley Crouch.
    • Contributor: Marsalis, Wynton - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2021-10-08
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Cambalache The American Folklife Center presents Cambalache, a group that plays and promotes traditional son jarocho through performance, music workshops, and educational demonstrations.
    • Contributor: Cambalache
    • Date: 2021-09-29
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Mamselle Ruiz Join us for a Homegrown Concert featuring Mamselle Ruiz, a Mexican-born singer and guitarist living in French-speaking Montreal. For her Homegrown concert Mamselle Ruiz will concentrate on the traditional side of her repertoire, bringing traditional songs and Son Huasteco standards from several regions of Mexico to the Homegrown at Home series.
    • Contributor: Ruiz, Mamselle
    • Date: 2021-09-29
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: harbanger harbanger is a turntable septet - an experimental hip-hop music research project exploring turntable polyphony and polyrhythm. The ensemble emerged through the creative collaboration of hip-hop activist Harry Allen and DJ Rob Swift during a 2020 Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) Visiting Artist residency at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, debuting in a performance titled the wave function collapses. Comprising DJs Axis...
    • Contributor: Peepsho, Pryvet - Spictakular - The Don Santos - Treeman - Bangers, Bobby - Axis Pro, Djs - Betta, Emoh
    • Date: 2021-09-28
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Tai Murray Kazem Abdullah of the Library's Music Division leads a conversation with the venerable composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and the violin soloist and professor, Tai Murray. They discuss Zwilich's Romance for violin and piano and how the concert came to fruition.
    • Contributor: Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Murray, Tai - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2021-09-27
  • Film, Video
    Claudia Rankine, Phillip B. Williams and Kevin Young: National Book Festival 2021 Claudia Rankine, author of "Just Us: An American Conversation" (Graywolf), and Phillip B. Williams, author of "Mutiny" (Penguin), discuss their new books with Kevin Young, editor of "African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song" (Library of America). Young is director of the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
    • Contributor: Williams, Phillip B. - Young, Kevin - Rankine, Claudia
    • Date: 2021-09-26
  • Film, Video
    Q&A with Dan Gutman: National Book Festival 2021 Dan Gutman, author of "Houdini and Me" (Holiday House), answers your questions. Don't forget to check out Dan Gutman's video where he discusses his book.
    • Contributor: Gutman, Dan
    • Date: 2021-09-26
  • Film, Video
    Q&A with Mindy Thomas: National Book Festival 2021 Mindy Thomas, co-author of "Wow in the World: The How and Wow of the Human Body: From Your Tongue to Your Toes and All the Guts in Between" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), answers your questions. Don't forget to check out Mindy Thomas' video where she discusses her book with co-author Guy Raz.
    • Contributor: Thomas, Mindy
    • Date: 2021-09-26
  • Film, Video
    Q&A with Jerry Pinkney: National Book Festival 2021 Jerry Pinkney, author of "The Little Mermaid" (Little, Brown), answers your questions. Don't forget to check out Jerry Pinkney's video where he discusses his book in conversation with Meg Medina.
    • Contributor: Pinkney, Jerry
    • Date: 2021-09-26
  • Film, Video
    Q&A with Rep. Sharice Davids: National Book Festival 2021 Rep. Sharice Davids, author of "Sharice's Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman" (HarperCollins Kids), answers your questions. Don't forget to check out Rep. Sharice Davids' video where she discusses her book.
    • Contributor: Davids, Sharice
    • Date: 2021-09-26
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    Q&A with Derrick Barnes: National Book Festival 2021 Derrick Barnes, author of "I Am Every Good Thing" (Nancy Paulsen), answers your questions. Don't forget to check out Derrick Barnes' video where he discusses his book.
    • Contributor: Barnes, Derrick
    • Date: 2021-09-26
  • Film, Video
    Nikki Giovanni: National Book Festival 2021 Nikki Giovanni discusses her new collection, "Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose" (William Morrow), with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
    • Contributor: Giovanni, Nikki
    • Date: 2021-09-25
  • Film, Video
    P. Djèlí Clark: National Book Festival 2021 P. Djèlí Clark discusses "A Master of Djinn" (Tor) and "Ring Shout" (Tor) with Amal El-Mohtar, science fiction and fantasy columnist for The New York Times.
    • Contributor: Clark, P. Djèlí
    • Date: 2021-09-25
  • Film, Video
    Margot Livesey and Sue Miller: National Book Festival 2021 Margot Livesey, author of "The Boy in the Field" (Harper), and Sue Miller, author of "Monogamy" (Harper), discuss their new books with New York Times Book Review editor Elisabeth Egan.
    • Contributor: Livesey, Margot - Miller, Sue
    • Date: 2021-09-25
  • Film, Video
    Q&A with Traci Chee: National Book Festival 2021 Traci Chee, author of "We Are Not Free" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), answers your questions. Don't forget to check out Traci Chee's video where she discusses her book.
    • Contributor: Chee, Traci
    • Date: 2021-09-25