Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday June 26, 2024

Thursday July 11, 2024

  • Event | concerts and performances

    Live! at the Library: Bachata Class and Social with Orlando Machuca and Estefany

    Thursday
    July 11, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    Join us for a bachata class on the mezzanine of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Learn fun moves of this captivating Latin dance with instructors Orlando Machuca and Estefany. No partner? No problem! This beginner-friendly class is perfect for anyone who wants to move and groove to the rhythm of bachata.

Wednesday July 31, 2024

  • Event | concerts and performances

    Homegrown Concert with the Swanky Kitchen Band: Traditional Fiddle Music of the Cayman Islands

    Wednesday
    July 31, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Swanky Kitchen Band is on an essential quest to revive the traditional music of the Cayman Islands. Set amidst the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, the three tiny islands are home to Kitchen Dance Music, an infectiously danceable fiddle-driven style. The Kitchen Dance sound, created through a crossroads of European and African influences, might have disappeared save for the efforts of Swanky...

Thursday August 29, 2024

  • Event | concerts and performances

    Windborne: Old Songs, Bold Harmony
    Event has been rescheduled

    Thursday
    August 29, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Windborne singers Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, and Will Rowan share a vibrant energy onstage with a blending of voices that can only come from decades of friendship alongside dedicated practice of polyphonic harmony singing. They will draw their audience along on a journey that spans continents and centuries, performing nature related songs from a variety of traditions in celebration of Labor day.

Wednesday September 25, 2024

  • Event | concerts and performances

    Skye Consort and Emma Björling, Music from the British Isles and Scandinavia

    Wednesday
    September 25, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
    Skye Consort & Emma Björling perform transatlantic music from Scandinavia, Ireland, Britain, and French Canada, as well as tunes of their own devising. They find enchanting stories and melodies, then bring them into the 21st century with chamber-folk settings in which voices, fiddle, nyckelharpa, cello, bouzouki, banjo, and percussion riff on whirling polskas, groovy reels, passionate love songs, breathtaking hymns, and original compositions.