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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Memorandums
Negatives
Video recordings
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Audiocassettes
Business records
Digital images
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Notes
Plans (drawings)
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Contracts
Place:
Caribbean Area
Puerto Rico
Date:
June 26-July 7, 1985
Summary:
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the planning, production, and execution of the 1985 Festival of American Folklife. Materials may include photographs, audio recordings, motion picture film and video recordings, notes, production drawings, contracts, memoranda, correspondence, informational materials, publications, and ephemera. Such materials were created during the Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as well as in the featured communities, before or after the Festival itself.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 5 series.

Series 1: Program Books, Festival Publications, and Ephemera

Series 2: Cultural Conservation

Series 3: Louisiana

Series 4: Mela! An Indian Fair

Series 5: Special Events
Historical note:
The Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998.

The 1985 Festival of American Folklife was produced by the Smithsonian Office of Folklife Programs and cosponsored by the National Park Service.

For more information, see Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Introduction:
From the first Festival of American Folklife in 1967 through the 1984 Festival, more than 10,000 participants traveled to Washington to share their wisdom and talent with visitors, Festival Director Diana Parker recalled in the 1985 Program Book. In explaining and demonstrating their skills as singers, dancers, musicians, cooks, artisans, storytellers, and workers, they represented legions more in their home communities. Because of the time and knowledge they shared, lives had been enriched, while the cultural understanding of the aesthetic variety in this and other nations had broadened. Meanwhile, the Smithsonian's archive of folklife research and programming experience had grown incrementally each year. There remained much still to be learned, and each participant's story added to our understanding of the mosaic of folk culture.

Festival participants often spoke of their struggle to maintain traditions in the face of overwhelming odds. Each year brought another person to inform visitors, "I am the last who knows how to do this the old way." For this reason the Folklife Programs viewed conservation of culture as an issue equal in urgency to the conservation of natural resources, for the pluralism reflected at each year's Festival would be terrible to lose. The Smithsonian was not, of course, the only organization concerned with cultural conservation. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress consistently contributed on a national scale to research and preservation of traditional culture. Numerous state and local programs were also hard at work in similar efforts and have made notable contributions. As the National Endowment for the Arts celebrated its 20th anniversary in 1985, the Smithsonian was especially aware of the immense contributions of its Folk Arts Program.

The 1985 Festival took place for two five-day weeks (June 26-30 and July 3-7) between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive and between 10th Street and 14th Street, south of the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of Natural History (see site plan).

For the 1985 Festival, more than two hundred participants came to Washington to share in a great celebration of cultural diversity. Three thematic programs were presented, complemented by a number of special events. The 1985 Program Book provides information on each of the programs.

The 1985 Festival was co-presented by the Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service and organized by the Office of Folklife Programs. In addition to specific support (acknowledged below) for the Louisiana and Mela! programs, the recording industry provided support in part for the instrumental music in performances at the Festival through the Music Performance Trust Funds (Martin A. Paulson, Trustee).

Office of Folklife Programs

Peter Seitel, Director; Diana Parker, Festival Director; Thomas Vennum, Jr., Senior Ethnomusicologist; Marjorie Hunt, Folklorist; Alicia María González, Folklorist and Program Developer; Kazadi wa Mukuna, Ethnomusicologist; Richard Derbyshire, Archivist; Laurie Kalb, Foodways Coordinator

National Park Service

William Penn Mott, Jr., Director; Manus J. Fish, Jr., Regional Director, National Capital Region
Forms Part Of:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife forms part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival records .

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers

1967 Festival of American Folklife records - [Ongoing]
Related Archival Materials note:
Within the Rinzler Archives, related materials may be found in various collections such as the Ralph Rinzler papers and recordings, the Lily Spandorf drawings, the Diana Davies photographs, the Robert Yellin photographs, and the Curatorial Research, Programs, and Projects collection. Additional relevant materials may also be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives concerning the Division of Performing Arts (1966-1983), Folklife Program (1977-1980), Office of Folklife Programs (1980-1991), Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies (1991-1999), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present), and collaborating Smithsonian units, as well as in the administrative papers of key figures such as the Secretary and respective deputies. Users are encouraged to consult relevant finding aids and to contact Archives staff for further information.
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.
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.
Topic:
arts and crafts  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Folk festivals  Search this
World music  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Genre/Form:
Memorandums
Negatives
Video recordings
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Audiocassettes
Business records
Digital images
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Notes
Plans (drawings)
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Contracts
Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1985
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-sff-1985
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Festival Recordings: Performance Stage: Oulu Hot Shots; Upper Midwest Finnish-American

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1985 June 27
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: 1985 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1985, Item FP-1985-7RR-0219
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Special Events / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1985-ref1038

Festival Recordings: Performance Stage: Oulu Hot Shots continued

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1985 June 27
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: 1985 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1985, Item FP-1985-7RR-0220
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Special Events / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1985-ref1039

National Folk Festival: Evening Concert- Aubrey Ghent; Sun Rhythm Section; Guitar Workshop- Anderson, Blake, Burlison... [sound recording]

Recorder:
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Mills, Suki  Search this
Performer:
Ghent, Aubrey  Search this
Burlison, Paul  Search this
Burgess, Sonny  Search this
Pennington, Eddie  Search this
Blake, Norman 1938-  Search this
Anderson, Scotty  Search this
Sun Rhythm Section  Search this
Creator:
National Folk Festival 1993  Search this
Subject:
Sun Records  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Tennessee
United States
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Florida
Fort Pierce (Fla.)
Memphis (Tenn.)
Arkansas
West Virginia
Princeton (Ky.)
Kentucky
Ohio
Date:
1993
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Rockabilly music  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Country music  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Hawaiian guitar  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
FP-1993-CT-0231
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_341417

Website Records, 2018-2019

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Uniform title:
Flickr (Electronic resource)  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2018
2018-2019
Topic:
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Social media  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-182
See more items in:
Website Records 1995-2020 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401552

Website Records, 2019

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Air and Space Magazine  Search this
Subject:
Instagram (Firm)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Smithsonian Associates  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of International Relations  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Chandra X-ray Observatory (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden ArtLab+  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Education Department  Search this
National Postal Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Lemelson Center  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce  Search this
Smithsonian Enterprises  Search this
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings  Search this
Smithsonian Gardens  Search this
Smithsonian Facilities  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Marine Conservation Program  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Center  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian Affiliations (Program)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Chief Information Officer Digitization Program Office  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Advancement Smithsonian Women's Committee  Search this
United States Agency for International Development  Search this
My Armenia Program  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Scientific Diving Program  Search this
Smithsonian Books (Publisher)  Search this
Smithsonian Craft Show  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Place:
Carrie Bow Cay (Belize)
Date:
2019
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Social media  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-187
See more items in:
Website Records 1995-2020 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401557

Website Records, 2019

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of International Relations  Search this
Lemelson Center  Search this
Smithsonian Affiliations (Program)  Search this
Smithsonian Conservation Commons  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden ArtLab+  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Smithsonian Facilities Office of Facilities Management and Reliability  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Chief Information Officer Digitization Program Office  Search this
Smithsonian Exhibits  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center  Search this
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Smithsonian Enterprises  Search this
Smithsonian Latino Center  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Museum of Main Street  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Marine Global Earth Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Associates  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships and Internships  Search this
Smithsonian Transcription Center  Search this
Smithsonian Science Education Center  Search this
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center  Search this
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Smithsonian Gardens  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2019
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Social media  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
YouTube (Electronic resource)  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-181
See more items in:
Website Records 1995-2020 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401558

Forest Service, Culture, and Community

Author:
Haugh, Teresa  Search this
Deutsch, James I.  Search this
Borden, Carla M.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2005
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_98983

Smithsonian Inside Out: Crafting a Folklife Festival Program on the Smithsonian

Author:
Deutsch, James I.  Search this
Belanus, Betty J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_93092

Asian Pacific Americans: Local Lives, Global Ties

Author:
Deutsch, James I.  Search this
Nash, Philip T.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_93095

A Tribute to Moses Asch

Author:
Place, Jeff  Search this
Deutsch, James I.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_93097

México: From Unknown Mexico to Amazing Mexico

Author:
Cadaval, Olivia  Search this
Deutsch, James I.  Search this
Rodolfo, Palma Rojo  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2010
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_93098

NASA: Fifty Years and Beyond

Author:
Garber, Stephen J.  Search this
Dick, Steven J.  Search this
Deutsch, James I.  Search this
Sebold, Mary  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2008
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_93434

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Video recordings
Videotapes
Digital images
Sound recordings
Audiotapes
Memorandums
Audiocassettes
Contracts
Slides (photographs)
Notes
Correspondence
Plans (drawings)
Business records
Place:
Caribbean Area
Central America
Latin America
Puerto Rico
Cuba
El Salvador
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Date:
June 23-July 4, 2005
Summary:
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the planning, production, and execution of the 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Materials may include photographs, audio recordings, motion picture film and video recordings, notes, production drawings, contracts, memoranda, correspondence, informational materials, publications, and ephemera. Such materials were created during the Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as well as in the featured communities, before or after the Festival itself.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 6 series.

Series 1: Program Books, Festival Publications, and Ephemera

Series 2: Food Culture USA

Series 3: Forest Service, Culture, and Community

Series 4: Nuestra Música: Music in Latino Culture

Series 5: Oman: Desert, Oasis, and Sea

Series 6: Special Events
Historical note:
The Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998.

The 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival was produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and cosponsored by the National Park Service.

For more information, see Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Introduction:
In its 39th year, the Festival once again presented a sample of the diverse cultural heritage of America and the world to large public audiences in an educational, respectful, and profoundly democratic way on the National Mall of the United States. True to form, the Festival illustrated the living, vital aspect of cultural heritage and provided a forum for discussion on matters of contemporary concern.

For the first time, a full-scale Festival program was devoted to an Arab nation, Oman. Oman is at the edge of the Arabian Peninsula, both geographically and historically situated between East Africa and the Indian Ocean. Trade routes, frankincense, silverwork, Islam, a strategic location, and oil have connected it to the cultures of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean region, and beyond. Contemporary Omanis live poised between a long and rich past and a future they are in the midst of defining. New roads, hospitals, schools, businesses, high-tech occupations, and opportunities for women are developing alongside traditionally valued religion, family life, artistry, and architecture. Omanis are well aware of the challenges of safeguarding their cultural heritage in an era of globalization. The Festival program provided a vivid illustration of the approaches they have taken and enabled American visitors and Omanis to engage in open, two-way interchange.

During the Festival, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service celebrated its 100th anniversary. Programs in previous years have illustrated the traditions of White House workers and of Smithsonian workers. This Festival examined the occupational culture of Forest Service rangers, smokejumpers, scientists, tree doctors, and many others devoted to the health and preservation of our nation's forests. They were joined by artists and workers from communities that depend upon the forests for their livelihood or sustenance. The Festival offered the opportunity for an active discussion of the significance of our national forests and rangelands to the American people.

Food Culture USA examined the evolution of our nation's palate over the preceding generation. New produce, new foods, new cooking techniques, and even new culinary communities have developed as a result of immigrant groups taking their place in our society, the rise of organic agriculture, and the growing celebrity of ethnic and regional chefs on a national stage. A diversity of growers, food inspectors, gardeners, educators, home cooks and prominent chefs shared their knowledge and creativity as they demonstrated the continuity and innovation in America's culinary culture.

The program in Latino music continued with a series of evening concerts. The 2004 program drew many Latinos to the National Mall, helping the Smithsonian reach out to a major segment of the American population. Audiences in both 2004 and 2005 were thrilled by the performances, as were the musicians who presented their own cultural expressions and thus helped educate their fellow citizens of the nation and the world. Smithsonian Folkways released recordings of three of the groups that had performed the previous year, and one later went on to be nominated for a Grammy award.

The 2005 Festival took place for two five-day weeks (June 23-27 and June 30-July 4) between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive and between 9th Street and 14th Street, south of the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of Natural History (see site plan). It featured four programs and the Rinzler Concert.

The 2005 Program Book included schedules and participant lists for each program; keynote essays provided background on the Festival and on each of the programs (with a Spanish version of the Latino music essay).

The Festival was co-presented by the Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service and organized by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Richard Kurin, Director; Richard Kennedy, Deputy Director; Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Diana Parker, Festival Director; Arlene L. Reiniger, Program Specialist; Charlie Weber, Media Specialist; Smithsonian Folkways Recordings/Smithsonian Global Sound: Daniel Sheehy, Curator and Director; Anthony Seeger, Curator and Director, Emeritus; D.A. Sonneborn, Assistant Director; Ralph Rinzler Archives: Jeffrey Place, Archivist; Stephanie Smith, Assistant Archivist; Cultural Heritage Policy: James Early, Director; Cultural Research and Education: Olivia Cadaval, Chair; Thomas Vennum, Jr., Senior Ethnomusicologist Emeritus; Betty J. Belanus, Olivia Cadaval, Nancy Groce, Marjorie Hunt, Diana Baird N'Diaye, Frank Proschan, Peter Seitel, Cynthia Vidaurri, Nilda Villalta, Curators, Folklorists, Education and Cultural Specialists; Carla Borden, Program/Publications Manager; John W. Franklin, Program Manager; Research Associates: Robert Albro, Geri Benoit, Patrick Delatour, Kip Lornell, Mara Mayor, Joan Nathan, Sam-Ang Sam, Preston Scott, Chucho Valdez, Patrick Vilaire, Nilda Villalta; Rockefeller Humanities Fellows (2004-05): Robert Albro, Jane Anderson, Lesley Fordred-Green, Christina Kreps, Tong Lam, Lillian Manzor, Marya McQuirter, Sita Reddy

Folklife Advisory Council

Kurt Dewhurst (chair), Judy Mitoma (vice-chair), Michael Doucet, Anthony Gittens, John Herzog (ex-officio), Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Debora Kodish, Enrique Lamadrid, Worth Long, Libby O'Connell, J. Scott Raecker, Robert Santelli, Ricardo Trimillos

Folkways Advisory Board

Michael Asch (chair), Phyllis Barney, Hal Cannon, Don De Vito, Ella Jenkins, Anthony Seeger (ex-officio), Fred Silber

National Park Service

Fran P. Mainella, Director; Donald W. Murphy, Deputy Director; Joseph M. Lawler, Regional Director, National Capital Region

The Festival was supported by federally appropriated funds; Smithsonian trust funds; contributions from governments, businesses, foundations, and individuals; in-kind assistance; and food, recording, and craft sales. Support for this year's Festival came from the Music Performance Fund, with in-kind support provided through Motorola, NEXTEL, WAMU 88.5 FM, WashingtonPost.com, Pegasus Radio Corp., and Icom America.
Forms Part Of:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival forms part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival records .

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers

1967 Festival of American Folklife records - [Ongoing]
Related Archival Materials note:
Within the Rinzler Archives, related materials may be found in various collections such as the Ralph Rinzler papers and recordings, the Lily Spandorf drawings, the Diana Davies photographs, the Robert Yellin photographs, and the Curatorial Research, Programs, and Projects collection. Additional relevant materials may also be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives concerning the Division of Performing Arts (1966-1983), Folklife Program (1977-1980), Office of Folklife Programs (1980-1991), Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies (1991-1999), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present), and collaborating Smithsonian units, as well as in the administrative papers of key figures such as the Secretary and respective deputies. Users are encouraged to consult relevant finding aids and to contact Archives staff for further information.
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.
Rights:
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Nuestra Música: Music in Latino Culture

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Introduction:
The title of the Nuestra Música program - "Our Music" - conveys two meanings. One is the feeling of closeness that Latinos who share life experiences, values, and perhaps language feel when they say, "This is our music." The other meaning, underscored by the symbol-charged setting of the National Mall in the nation's capital around the Independence Day holiday, is that música latina is a defining piece of our nation's living cultural heritage. The 2005 installment of Nuestra Música presented a series of evening concerts showcasing a variety of Latino musical styles and cultures and exploring the theme "Music Builds Community" (see also the 2004 2006 and 2009 programs).

The 2005 program explored how Latinos have used music to persevere as mexicanos, Chicanos, puertorriqueños, Newyoricans, cubanos, salvadoreños, centroamericanos, dominicanos, colombianos, Latinos, or another self-proclaimed label, in the mass-media-driven, multicultural society of the United States. The larger purposes over the four years of this project (2004-2007) were to spotlight grassroots música latina's beauty, texture, and centrality to our nation's cultural core and to explore the many shades of meaning that Latinos give music. The special focus of the 2005 program was how Latinos use music and the values it carries to build a coherent, positive sense of community among people of specific cultural backgrounds and among the Latino population as a whole.

Through the musical windows on culture that the Nuestra Música program presented and explored, visitors could find the fullest meaning of music. This meaning goes far beyond mere sounds; it goes to the heart of personal and social identity, to issues of survival for immigrant communities adjusting to alien social environments, to constructing a new spirit of community in an ever-evolving world. Music carries knowledge, meaning, affect, and spirit because people have endowed it with these assets, because they consider it essential to envisioning and living a normal life in which they are genuinely themselves. Creative musicians and communities constantly construct new meanings for music, meaning that serves a social purpose as well as an aesthetic one. Nuestra Música offered visitors to this "living exhibition" on the National Mall the opportunity to meet the musicians and to learn more about the world of meaning behind the sounds, as well as to sing the songs, to dance to the rhythms, and to experience the panorama of diverse expressions we call música latina.

Olivia Cadaval and Daniel Sheehy were Curators; Cristina Díaz-Carrera was Program Coordinator; Nilda Villalta was Research Associate; and Russell Rodríguez was Presenter.

This program was generously funded by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Fund, NEXTEL, Joyce Foundation, and Univision and was produced in collaboration with the Cultural Institute of Mexico and the Ministry of External Relations of Mexico, with media support from Radio Bilingüe.
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Participants

Los Camperos de Valles, San Juan Potosí, Mexico

Marcos Hernández Rosales, 1951-, leader, huapanguera

Dolores García, 1984-, dance

Joel Monroy Martínez, 1949-, violin, vocals

Artemio Posadas, 1948-, composer, dance

Gregorio "Goyo" Solano Medrano, 1955-, jarana, vocals

Ecos de Borinquen, Puerto Rico

Miguel A. Santiago Díaz, 1946-, leader, composer, singer

Luis Manuel Cruz Reyes, 1963-, bongos

Karol Aurora de Jesús Reyes, 1985-, singer

Jose Delgado Serrano, 1975-, first cuatro

Pablo Figueroa Villalobos, 1937-, güiro

José A. Martínez Zayas, 1960-, second cuatro

Harry Meléndez Martínez, 1948-, chorus, small percussion

Ramón Vázquez Lamboy, 1961-, guitar

Eliseo y su Chanchona Melódica Oriental, Washington, D.C.

Eliseo Gutiérrez, 1956-, leader, bass

Manuel Enrique Alberto, 1960-, vocals, güiro

Terencio Cabrera, 1949-, first violin

Joel Cruz, 1980-, guitar

Pedro Ángel Gutiérrez, 1949-, second violin

Mario Mercado, 1965-, tumbas

Luis Sáenz, 1964-, timbales

JCJ Band, Washington, D.C.

Carlos Camilo Toledo, 1959-, leader, bass

Anthony Carr, saxophone

Félix Carrera, trumpet

Walter J. Durán, percussion

Ely A. Hernández, trumpet

Luis Hernández, vocals

Nelson Medina, piano

Salvador E. Montoya, saxophone

Giovanni Marcelo, percussion

András Parra, vocals

René E. Sandoval, percussion

Luis E. Villeda, vocals

Los Pleneros de la 21, New York

Roberto Cepeda, 1954-, güiro, maracas, dance

Miriam Félix, 1960-, bomba dance, chorus

Juan Gutiérrez, 1951-, pandereta, barriles de bomba, timbale, percussion, chorus

Julia Loíza Gutiérrez-Rivera, 1982-, bomba dance

José Lantigua, 1953-, piano, synthesizer, chorus

Hector "Tito" Matos, 1968-, vocals, chorus, panderetas, barriles de bomba, cuá

Edgardo Miranda, 1952-, acoustic and electric cuatro

Camilo Ernesto Molina Gaetan, 1990-, güiro, maracas, pandereta, barriles de bomba, timbale, chorus

Donald Nicks, 1953-, electric bass, string bass

José A. Rivera, 1957-, vocals, chorus, pandereta, barriles de bomba

Nellie Tanco, 1947-, vocals, chorus

Sam Charles Tanco, 1941-, vocals, chorus

Sones de México, Chicago, Illinois

Renata Cerón, 1978-, vocals, accordion, jarocho, violin, saxophone

Juan Díes, vocals, guitarrón

Lorena Íñiguez, 1976-, vihuela, jarana, small percussion

Joel R. Martínez, 1972-, drums, percussion

Victor Pichardo, 1961-, vocals, huapanguera, jarana, guitar, clarinet

José Juan Rivera, 1977-, vocals, requinto, violin
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: 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2005, Series 4
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Music of Central Asia Vol. 10: Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians from the Silk Route

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2012-05-03T16:28:02Z
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Revitalizing Shashmaqâm: Court Music of Central Asia

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Pipa musician Wu Man performs "Kazakh Song"

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Music of Central Asia Vol. 10: Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians from the Silk Route

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Tengir-Too: Mountain Music of Kyrgyzstan

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