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Sonic Futures: The Music of Afrofuturism

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-12-29T02:05:26.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_mWnFnzuUIjk

All N' All

Recorded by:
Earth, Wind & Fire, American, founded 1969  Search this
Maurice White, American, 1941 - 2016  Search this
Verdine White, American, born 1951  Search this
Fred White, American, born 1955  Search this
Philip Bailey, American, born 1951  Search this
Ralph Johnson, American, born 1951  Search this
Larry Dunn, American, born 1953  Search this
Johnny Graham, American, born 1953  Search this
Al McKay, American, born 1948  Search this
Gary L. Morgan, American  Search this
Andrew Woolfolk, American, born 1950  Search this
Produced by:
Maurice White, American, 1941 - 2016  Search this
Kalimba Productions, American, founded 1976  Search this
Designed by:
Shusei Nagaoka, Japanese, 1936 - 2015  Search this
Published by:
Warner Bros. Records, Inc., American, founded 1958  Search this
Medium:
vinyl with ink on paper (fiber product) and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W (album jacket): 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (34.3 x 34.3 cm)
Diameter (disc): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Type:
record covers
long-playing records
Place printed:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.1.13ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1977 CBS Inc. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd538049eca-118f-483a-9dff-18f84c041e13
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.1.13ab
Online Media:

Chair used in the music video "Scream" by Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
Michael Jackson, American, 1958 - 2009  Search this
Janet Jackson, American, born 1966  Search this
Medium:
leather, foam, and wood
Dimensions:
H x W: 36 3/4 × 50 3/4 × 38 in. (93.3 × 128.9 × 96.5 cm)
Type:
armchairs
props (object genres)
Date:
1995
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.97.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Props and set design
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5988bcfc7-7aba-4a85-963f-6aec19ad90a7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.97.1
Online Media:

Motor Booty Affair

Recorded by:
Parliament-Funkadelic, American, founded 1955  Search this
Published by:
Casablanca, American, founded 1973  Search this
Thang, Inc., American  Search this
Produced by:
George Clinton, American, born 1941  Search this
Illustrated by:
Overton Loyd, American, born 1954  Search this
Medium:
(2015.172.28a): vinyl with ink on paper
(2015.172.28b): ink on cardboard
(2015.172.28c): ink on paper
Dimensions:
Diameter (a. vinyl disc): 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
H x W (b. cardboard jacket): 12 5/16 × 12 1/4 in. (31.3 × 31.1 cm)
H x W (c. paper sleeve): 11 7/8 × 12 in. (30.2 × 30.5 cm)
Type:
record covers
long-playing records
Place collected:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Comics and graphic novels  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Music  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.172.28abc
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5032e7ade-66ef-4030-b599-1da1bd1e2ec6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.172.28abc
Online Media:

"The Wizard of Woo" cape worn by Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic

Created by:
Jacki Robinson  Search this
Worn by:
Bernie Worrell, American, 1944 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Parliament-Funkadelic, American, founded 1955  Search this
Medium:
cotton (fiber) polyester and lamé with plastic and metal
Dimensions:
L x W: 54 5/16 × 23 5/8 in. (138 × 60 cm)
Diameter: 83 7/16 in. (212 cm)
Type:
capes (outerwear)
Place made:
Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1996
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Men  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Judie Worrell and Bassl Worrell
Object number:
2021.43.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Fashion
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55d3f77ff-ef30-4830-82c7-faefb37d671a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.43.1
Online Media:

Purple leather trousers worn by Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Worn by:
Bernie Worrell, American, 1944 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Parliament-Funkadelic, American, founded 1955  Search this
Medium:
leather with polyester and cotton (fiber)
Dimensions:
L x W (trousers): 36 7/16 × 13 3/8 in. (92.5 × 34 cm)
Inseam: 29 1/2 in. (75 cm)
Waist: 13 3/8 in. (34 cm)
Type:
costume
trousers
Date:
mid 1990s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Men  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Judie Worrell and Bassl Worrell
Object number:
2021.43.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Fashion
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ad9805ae-4f4a-4a54-beb2-280941e67415
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.43.2
Online Media:

Purple leather belt worn by Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic

Created by:
Tony Lama Boots, American, founded 1911  Search this
Worn by:
Bernie Worrell, American, 1944 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Parliament-Funkadelic, American, founded 1955  Search this
Medium:
leather and metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 39 1/4 × 1 3/16 × 1/4 in. (99.7 × 3 × 0.7 cm)
Type:
costume
belts (costume accessories)
Date:
mid 1990s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Men  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Judie Worrell and Bassl Worrell
Object number:
2021.43.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Fashion
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd522b08229-ff52-4d5b-8ab7-f9c444daa567
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.43.3
Online Media:

Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Published by:
Westbound Records, American, founded 1968  Search this
Recorded by:
Parliament-Funkadelic, American, founded 1955  Search this
Bernie Worrell, American, 1944 - 2016  Search this
Eddie Hazel, American, 1950 - 1992  Search this
Produced by:
George Clinton, American, born 1941  Search this
Medium:
(a) vinyl with ink on paper
(b) ink on cardboard
Dimensions:
Diameter (a, disc): 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
H x W (b, jacket): 12 × 12 in. (30.5 × 30.5 cm)
Type:
long-playing records
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1974; reissued 1991
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Caleb and Eli Tucker-Raymond
Object number:
2022.31.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1974 Westbound Records. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5501192cf-a09f-4e2f-a293-f487cd2ee8d8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2022.31.1ab
Online Media:

Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome

Published by:
Casablanca, American, founded 1973  Search this
Recorded by:
Parliament-Funkadelic, American, founded 1955  Search this
Produced by:
George Clinton, American, born 1941  Search this
Written by:
Garry Shider, American, 1953 - 2010  Search this
Bootsy Collins, American, born 1951  Search this
Bernie Worrell, American, 1944 - 2016  Search this
Glenn Goins, American, 1954 - 1978  Search this
Ron Ford, American, 1948 - 2015  Search this
Billy Nelson, American, born 1951  Search this
Illustrated by:
Overton Loyd, American, born 1954  Search this
Medium:
vinyl with ink on paper and cardboard
Dimensions:
Diameter (a, disc): 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
H x W (b, jacket): 12 × 12 in. (30.5 × 30.5 cm)
Type:
long-playing records
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Comics and graphic novels  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Caleb and Eli Tucker-Raymond
Object number:
2022.31.2a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1977 Casablanca Record and FilmWorks, Inc. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5daae19a7-4295-46b3-9073-5aad729732de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2022.31.2a-d

Uncle Jam Wants You

Published by:
Warner Bros. Records, Inc., American, founded 1958  Search this
Charly Groove, British, 1974 - 2001  Search this
Recorded by:
Parliament-Funkadelic, American, founded 1955  Search this
Produced by:
George Clinton, American, born 1941  Search this
Written by:
DeWayne McKnight, American, born 1954  Search this
Pete Bishop  Search this
Bernie Worrell, American, 1944 - 2016  Search this
Bootsy Collins, American, born 1951  Search this
Garry Shider, American, 1953 - 2010  Search this
Jim Vitti, 1944 - 2020  Search this
Darryl Clinton, American  Search this
Medium:
(a) vinyl with ink on paper
(b) ink on cardboard
Dimensions:
Diameter (a, disc): 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
H x W (b, jacket): 12 × 12 in. (30.5 × 30.5 cm)
Type:
long-playing records
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1979, reissued 1993
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Caleb and Eli Tucker-Raymond
Object number:
2022.31.3ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1993 Charly Records Ltd.. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a96232a8-56f7-4280-a5bd-72ef2d9d15d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2022.31.3ab
Online Media:

Controversy

Recorded by:
Prince, American, 1958 - 2016  Search this
Published by:
Warner Bros. Records, Inc., American, founded 1958  Search this
Controversy Music, American  Search this
Medium:
(2015.172.31a): vinyl with ink on paper
(2015.172.31b): ink on cardboard
Dimensions:
Diameter (a. vinyl disc): 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
H x W (b. cardboard jacket): 12 1/4 × 12 3/8 in. (31.1 × 31.4 cm)
Type:
record covers
long-playing records
Place collected:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.172.31ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1981 Warner Brothers Records Inc. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Second Floor, 2 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59477885b-19d7-4a1e-800d-317e2b32fbc9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.172.31ab
Online Media:

Push for Excellence!!!

Recorded by:
Rev. Jesse Jackson, American, born 1941  Search this
The People's Choir of Operation PUSH, American  Search this
Published by:
Myrrh, American, founded 1972  Search this
Bill Maxwell, American  Search this
Photograph by:
Jim Goss  Search this
David Rose  Search this
Subject of:
Andraé Crouch, American, 1942 - 2015  Search this
Bili Redd Thedford, American, born 1942  Search this
Danniebelle Hall, American, 1938 - 2000  Search this
Edwin Hawkins, American, born 1943  Search this
Jessy Dixon, American, 1938 - 2011  Search this
Tramaine Hawkins, American, born 1951  Search this
Walter Hawkins, American, 1949 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
(2015.172.36a): vinyl with ink on paper
(2015.172.36b): ink on cardboard
Dimensions:
Diameter (a. vinyl disc): 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
H x W (b. cardboard jacket): 12 × 12 3/8 in. (30.5 × 31.4 cm)
Type:
record covers
long-playing records
Place collected:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Preaching  Search this
Religion  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.172.36ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1978 Word, Incorporated. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Second Floor, 2 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56f13d98b-58e2-48cb-b9db-fb61cdd496e3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.172.36ab
Online Media:

Blouse worn by Patti LaBelle a 7th Annual BET Walk of Fame performance

Designed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Worn by:
Patti Labelle, American, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
lamé with lace and metal zippers
Dimensions:
L x W (Length shoulder to waist, Width shoulder to shoulder): 22 1/4 × 24 1/4 in. (56.5 × 61.6 cm)
L x W (Sleeve length, shoulder to wrist): 40 1/2 in. (102.9 cm)
Type:
blouses
Date:
2001
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2020.27.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59029cc8c-39fd-4c38-adb2-03c5351d917b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2020.27.1

Costume worn by Nona Hendryx of Labelle

Designed by:
Larry LeGaspi, American, 1950 - 2001  Search this
Worn by:
Nona Hendryx, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Labelle, American, founded 1962  Search this
Medium:
Skullcap: synthetic fiber and batting
Bodysuit: synthetic fiber, metal zipper
Vest: synthetic fiber, batting, metal, and elastic
Boot Covers: synthetic fiber, batting, Velcro™, and elastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Skullcap (flat)): 20 1/4 × 11 × 1 1/4 in. (51.4 × 27.9 × 3.2 cm)
H x W x D (Skullcap (on form)): 20 1/2 × 9 × 9 1/2 in. (52.1 × 22.9 × 24.1 cm)
H x W (Bodysuit (flat)): 55 1/2 × 29 in. (141 × 73.7 cm)
H x W x D (Bodysuit (on form)): 54 1/2 × 18 × 11 in. (138.4 × 45.7 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Bodysuit (inseam)): 29 in. (73.7 cm)
H x W x D (Vest (flat)): 55 × 28 1/2 × 1/2 in. (139.7 × 72.4 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (Vest (on form)): 27 × 26 × 12 1/2 in. (68.6 × 66 × 31.8 cm)
H x W x D (Boot cover (.a, left, flat)): 23 × 8 × 1 in. (58.4 × 20.3 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (Boot cover (.b, right, flat)): 23 1/2 × 8 1/4 × 1 in. (59.7 × 21 × 2.5 cm)
H x W x D (Boot cover (.a, left, on form)): 23 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (59.7 × 11.4 × 19.1 cm)
H x W x D (Boot cover (.b, right, on form)): 22 × 4 1/2 × 7 3/4 in. (55.9 × 11.4 × 19.7 cm)
Type:
main garments for the upper body
body stockings
skullcaps
overshoes
Date:
1975
Topic:
African American  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Disco (Music)  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number:
2014.246.3.1-.4ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Movement:
Afrofuturism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd525c8c82c-5df6-48f2-8e88-e0234baade5d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.246.3.1-.4ab

Special Events

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Each year the Festival presents a special evening concert to honor both its co-founder Ralph Rinzler (1934-1994) and a key person with whom he collaborated. The 2012 Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert paid tribute to folklorist, cultural worker, and activist Worth Long, whose work spans five decades and an incredible range. A friend and colleague of Rinzler, Long founded the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival, curated multiple Smithsonian Folklife Festivals, and documented traditional arts and culture throughout the Southern United States. His accomplishments include a GRAMMY nomination (with Ralph Rinzler and Barry Lee Pearson) for Roots of Rhythm and Blues: The Robert Johnson Era (1993), a recording with Columbia Records that grew out of a Smithsonian project of the same name, and a Peabody Award for Will the Circle Be Unbroken?, a radio history of the Civil Rights Movement in five Southern cities. He has been recognized by the National Black Arts Festival's Living Legends Award and the Smithsonian's Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Rinzler Memorial concert featured performances by the Sweet Heaven Kings led by Norvus Butch Miller, the premier Washington D.C. shout band, based in the United House of Prayer in Anacostia, and the Rising Star Fife and Drum band from Northern Mississippi led by Sharde Thomas, the granddaughter of NEA National Heritage Fellow Othar Turner.

The 2012 Festival also featured several other special evening concerts:

On Wednesday, June 27, the National Museum of African American History and Culture presented Bring Back the Funk featuring George Clinton, Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk, and Meshell Ndegeocello. These legendary and accomplished artists showed how funk music has influenced hip-hop, soul, and rock. In between sets, popular radio personality Tom Joyner spoke to performers and museum experts to get their impressions on funk and the impact it has had on music.

On Thursday, June 28, and Thursday, July 5, Azerbaijani Music was featured with Imamyar Hasanov and Pezhham Akhavass. Hasanov played the kamancha, a stringed instrument known for its tender and melodic sounds, and Akhavass played percussion in this evening of traditional mugham improvisations and love songs from Azerbaijan.

On Friday, June 29, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings presented Quetzal and La Sardina de Naiguatá, two Smithsonian Folkways recording artists who had just released new albums. Quetzal combines shades of East L.A.'s soundscape, traditional son jarocho of Veracruz, salsa, R&B, and more to express the political and social struggle for self-determination and self-representation. La Sardina de Naiguatá fuses traditional Venezuelan parranda music with diverse and progressive instrumentation in a way that has revolutionized and reinvigorated the genre.

On Friday, June 29, The Music of Monticello and the Blue Ridge was presented in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Ebony Hillbillies, banjo and guitar duo Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, and guitarist Amythyst Kiah performed the African American folk music tradition of the Virginia Piedmont. Other program highlights include calling by Herschel Tolson and square dancing by the South Side Squares. A demonstration also took place earlier in the day at the Warner Bros Theater, National Museum of American History.

On Sunday, July 1, Hungarian Roma Music with Kálmán Balogh was featured. The Kálmán Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Band joined the Karavan Familia to showcase the wide stylistic varieties and distinctive virtuoso sounds of Roma musical traditions from Hungary and Central Europe.

On Friday, July 6, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano of Los Angeles joined University of Texas-Pan American's Mariachi Aztlán for a joint performance, featuring a special return of Nati Cano on violin.

Bring Back the Funk and The Music of Monticello and the Blue Ridge were produced in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The two Azerbaijani Music concerts were produced in collaboration with the Karabakh Foundation. The Hungarian Roma Music concert was produced with the support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Embassy of Hungary in the United States, and the Balassi Institute - Hungarian Cultural Center, New York. Federal support for the La Sardina de Naiguatá and Quetzal and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano concerts came from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Chevron Corporation, the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the United States, Venezuelan Sounds Foundation, and Centro de la Diversidad Cultural (Caracas, Venezuela) were supporters of the La Sardina de Naiguatá concert.
Participants:
Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert

William W. Long, 1986-, Atlanta, Georgia

Worth W. Long, 1936-, Atlanta, Georgia

Ada T. Thomas, 1956-, Sardis, Mississippi

Olivia Shardé Thomas, 1990-, Sardis, Mississippi

Aubrey Turner, 1982-, Senatobia, Mississippi

United House of Prayer, Washington, D.C.

Michael Wooten, Jr., 1994-, Senatobia, Mississippi

Latino Concerts

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano -- Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati CanoSergio Alonso, 1975-, harp, Sylmar, CaliforniaNatividad Cano, 1933-, Fillmore, CaliforniaJimmy Cuéllar, 1982-, violin, Los Angeles, CaliforniaRaúl Cuéllar, 1976-, violin, Los Angeles, CaliforniaJesús Guzmán, 1964-, violin, Pico Rivera, CaliforniaIsmael Hernández, 1969-, violin, Hacienda Heights, CaliforniaJuan Jiménez, 1962-, guitarrón, Pomona, CaliforniaGermán López, 1972-, vihuela, La Puente, CaliforniaJavier Rodríguez, 1969-, trumpet, Los Angeles, California

Quetzal -- QuetzalAlexander Chadsey, 1980-, keyboards, Seattle, WashingtonTylana Renga Enomoto, 1977-, violin, Los Angeles, CaliforniaJosé Quetzal Flores, 1973-, jarana, requinto, guitar, Pasadena, CaliforniaMartha González, 1972-, vocals, Pasadena, CaliforniaChristian Camilo Moreno, 1985-, Los Angeles, CaliforniaJuan Pérez, 1975-, bass, Los Angeles, California

La Sardina de Naiguatá -- La Sardina de NaiguatáPatricia Abdelnour, 1976-, Caracas, VenezuelaFélix Orlando Corro Cáceres, 1950-, trombone, Miranda, VenezuelaJosé Ramón Corro Domínguez, 1954-, bass, Vargas, VenezuelaRicardo Benito Díaz, 1933-, trumpet, Vargas, VenezuelaReinaldo José Díaz Iriarte, 1990-, Vargas, VenezuelaBetty Yoanna Díaz Monrroy, 1970-, vocals, Vargas, VenezuelaKatiuska Judith Díaz Monrroy, 1969-, vocals, Vargas, VenezuelaKeila Ann Marie Díaz Monrroy, 1976-, vocals, Vargas, VenezuelaElvis José Hernández Sandoval, 1982-, redoblante, Vargas, VenezuelaEfraín Adrián Herrera Franco, 1979-, videographer, Vargas, VenezuelaCarlos Alfredo Iriarte Rivas, 1993-, trombone, Vargas, VenezuelaArturo Candelario Iriarte Sánchez, 1961-, bombo, Vargas, VenezuelaAdolfo José Jiménez Cardona, 1952-, bongo, Vargas, VenezuelaLeonardo José Pereira Díaz, 1979-, tambora, Vargas, VenezuelaJohnny Antonio Rodríguez Martínez, 1953-, piano, Vargas, VenezuelaMiguel Richard Romero Rodríguez, 1965-, tumbadora, Vargas, VenezuelaRoberto Antonio Verde Rojas, 1949-, manager, Municipio Tubores, Nueva España, VenezuelaNelva Garminia Yriarte Blanco, 1964-, vocals, Vargas, VenezuelaMariani Coromoto Yriarte Verde, 1989-, vocals, Vargas, VenezuelaJoel Oswaldo Yzaguirre Yriarte, 1964-, trombone, Vargas, Venezuela

NMAAHC Concerts

Music of Monticello and the Blue Ridge

Amythyst Kiah

Sparky Rucker

Rhonda Rucker

James Rucker, III

The Ebony Hillbillies -- The Ebony HillbilliesNorris Bennett, banjo, dulcimer, vocalRique Prince, violin, vocalGloria Gassaway, bones, vocalNewman Baker, washboard, spoons, percussionBill Salter, bass

Bring Back the Funk

George Clinton -- George ClintonGene AndersonDanny BedrosianBarbarella BishopStephen BoydMs. BunnGeorge ClintonLashonda ClintonShawn ClintonTracey Lewis ClintonBennie CowanLige CurryDwayne DungeyKendra FosterGlenn GrauMary GriffinMichael HamptonPaul HillRobert JohnsonJeff KassabianRicardo LewisTracy Lewis SRKim ManningJoseph McCrearyCarlos McMurrayWilliam PayneMr. PhillipsJerome RodgersGarrett ShiderGreg ThomasMr. ThorenWill ThortonAndre WilliamsMatt Wilson

DumpstaPhunk -- DumpstaPhunkNick Daniels, IIICarmelita GlaspieAnthony HallMichael HarrisIvan NevilleIan Neville

Meshell Ndegeochello -- Meshell NdegeochelloMeshell NdegeochelloCharles HaynesJebin BruniChris BruceHesse HonigEric Elterman

Azerbaijani music

Imamyar Hasanov, -- kamancha

Pezhham Akhavass, -- tombak, daf

Brian Silver, presenter

Kalyi Jag

Kálmán Balogh, -- cimbalom

Csaba Novák, bass

Róbert Lakatos, violin

István Nagy, vocals, guitar, -- tamboura -- , harmonica

Lisa Overholser

Ilona Farkas, vocals, dancing
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2012, Series 5
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Bootsy? Player of the Year Award

Performer:
Collins, Bootsy  Search this
Bootsy's Rubber Band  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Contents:
Bootsy? (What's the name of this town) -- May the force be with you -- Very yes -- Bootzilla -- Hollywood squares -- Roto-rooter -- As in (I love you).
Track Information:
204 As In "I Love You" / Bootsy's Rubber Band, Bootsy Collins.

201 Bootzilla / Bootsy's Rubber Band, Bootsy Collins.

202 Hollywood Squares "Funk Attack" / Bootsy's Rubber Band, Bootsy Collins.

102 May the Force Be With You / Bootsy's Rubber Band, Bootsy Collins.

203 Roto-Rooter / Bootsy's Rubber Band, Bootsy Collins.

103 Very Yes "Player of the Year" / Bootsy's Rubber Band, Bootsy Collins.

101 Bootsy? (What's the Name of This Town) / Bootsy's Rubber Band, Bootsy Collins.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0752

Warner Brothers.3093
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Warner Brothers
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded at United Sound Studios and Hollywood Sound Sound Studios.
General:
Popular and rock songs: Bootsy's Rubber Band.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Funk (Music)  Search this
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0752
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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EDAN-URL:
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House of the Rising Funk/Witch Doctor Bump

Artist:
Chubukos (Musical group)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 45 rpm, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-45-1332

Mainstream.5546
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Mainstream
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Topic:
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-45-1332
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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EDAN-URL:
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Hammond B-3 organ owned by James Brown

Manufactured by:
Hammond Suzuki USA, Inc., American, founded 1934  Search this
Trek II Products, Inc., American  Search this
Owned by:
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
vinyl, wood, metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 40 x 50 x 30 in. (101.6 x 127 x 76.2 cm)
Type:
electronic organs
musical instruments
Place made:
Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.7.1.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd599f81a9b-6124-452c-8695-caa47ef0ba57
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Leslie speaker cabinet owned by James Brown

Manufactured by:
CBS Broadcasting, Inc., American, founded 1927  Search this
Owned by:
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
wood, vinyl, metal, glass
Dimensions:
42 × 29 × 21 in. (106.7 × 73.7 × 53.3 cm)
Type:
loudspeakers
Place made:
Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.7.1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d63d62a1-befb-4af8-bdbd-3c75fa924902
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2008.7.1.2
Online Media:

Leslie speaker cabinet cover owned by James Brown

Manufactured by:
CBS Broadcasting, Inc., American, founded 1927  Search this
Owned by:
James Brown, American, 1933 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
vinyl, metal
Type:
covers (overlying objects)
Place made:
Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Funk (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2008.7.1.2.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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