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Joe and Odell Thompson - "Old Corn Liquor" [Official Audio]

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2009-04-06T17:58:14.000Z
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Music  Search this
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The New Lost City Ramblers - "Bill Morgan and His Gal" [Official Audio]

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2009-03-12T15:38:07.000Z
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Dink Roberts - "John Hardy" [Official Audio]

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2009-04-06T17:45:31.000Z
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John Snipes - "Old Rattler (Fox Chase)" [Official Audio]

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2009-04-06T17:23:33.000Z
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Dink Roberts - "Georgia Buck" [Official Audio]

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2009-04-06T17:31:48.000Z
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Dink Roberts - "Garfield" [Official Audio]

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2009-04-06T17:52:17.000Z
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The New Lost City Ramblers - "Leaving Home (Frankie and Johnny)" [Official Audio]

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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2009-02-12T16:40:28.000Z
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The New Lost City Ramblers - "Buck Creek Girls" [Official Audio]

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2009-03-19T19:11:53.000Z
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John Snipes - "The Coo Coo (Coo Coo Bird)" [Official Audio]

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2009-04-06T17:11:36.000Z
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Dink Roberts - "High Sheriff" [Official Audio]

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2009-04-06T17:38:07.000Z
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Festival Recordings: Tennessee Music Stage #3: Frazier Moss String band w/ Red Rector; The Fieldstones

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Tennessee Program 1986 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Moss, Frazier  Search this
Performer:
Sanders, Willie R., 1933-2010  Search this
Perkins, Wordie, 1937-2006  Search this
Fieldstones (Musical group)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
sound tape reel
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Memphis (Tenn.)
Tennessee
Date:
1986 July 3
Local Numbers:
FP-1986-7RR-0074
General:
Frazier Moss String Band: J. Frazier Moss, Red Rector, Jack D. Sallee; Reece Shipley; The Fieldstones: Lois Brown, Otto "Bobby" Carnes, Joe Hicks, Wordie Perkins, Willie Sanders R 2 Of 8
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1986.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
Organ (Musical instrument)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Piano  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
String band music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1986 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1986, Item FP-1986-7RR-0074
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1986 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1986 Festival of American Folklife / Series 6: Tennessee / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51814a54f-e89d-4b6a-a543-48e456f7e89d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1986-ref839

Festival Recordings: Tennessee Music Stage #1: Frazier Moss String Band w/ Red Rector; Jessie Mae Hemphill

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Tennessee Program 1986 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Hemphill, Jessie Mae  Search this
Moss, Frazier  Search this
Rector, Red  Search this
Performer:
Hemphill, Jessie Mae  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
sound tape reel
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Tennessee
Memphis (Tenn.)
Date:
1986 June 25
Local Numbers:
FP-1986-7RR-0104
General:
FRAZIER MOSS BAND: J. FRAZIER MOSS, RED RECTOR, JACK D. SALLEE, REECE SHIPLEY; JESSIE MAE HEMPHILL R 1 OF 7
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 25, 1986.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
String band music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1986 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1986, Item FP-1986-7RR-0104
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1986 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1986 Festival of American Folklife / Series 6: Tennessee / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5635c28a7-ea58-413a-97d6-4d6a82497999
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ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1986-ref869

Old Time Black Southern String Band Music

Performer:
Thomas, Willie B., 1912-1977  Search this
Cage, Butch  Search this
Artist:
Cage, Butch  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
Louisiana
United States
Date:
2006
Track Information:
101 Bugle Call Blues / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

102 Some Day Baby / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

103 Mean Old Frisco / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

104 the Piano Blues / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

105 Hen Cackle / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

106 the Dirty Dozen / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

107 Rock Me Mama / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

108 It's Ain't Gonna Rain No More / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

109 Easy Rider Blues / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

110 Whoa Mule / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

111 I Had a Dream Last Night / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

112 Careless Love Blues / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

113 Sneaky Ways / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

114 Since I Layed My Burden Down / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.

115 You've Gotta Move / Butch Cage, Willie B. Thomas. Fiddle,Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-ARH-CD-Null-C-1107

Arhoolie.9045
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
El Cerrito, CA Arhoolie 2006
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: United States, Louisiana.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Violin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Identifier:
CFCH.ARHO, Item FP-ARH-CD-Null-C-1107
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Arhoolie Records Business Records and Audio Recordings
Arhoolie Records Business Records and Audio Recordings / Audio Recordings / CD
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Fiddle tunes: Smoke Behind the Clouds/Sambo/Apple Blossoms/Christmas Eve/Eighth of January/Sage Field

Performer:
Gribble, Lusk & York (Musical group)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
Tennessee
United States
Campaign (Tenn.)
Contents:
Smoke Behind the Clouds/Sambo/Apple Blossoms/Christmas Eve/Eighth of January/Sage Field
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4657
General:
CDR copy

Both of these tapes feature an African American stringband (fiddle, banjo and guitar), consisting of Murph Gribble, John Lusk and Albert York of Campaign, Tennessee, who were recorded from 1946 to 1949. The tapes are apparently dubs of original records (not tapes) located in the Library of Congress. For an additional dub of the same stringband, see FW-ASCH-7RR-4916. Some of the selections on FW-ASCH-7RR-4657 also appear on two commercial recordings: Altamont - Black Stringband Music, on Rounder Records and Black Appalachia - Deep River of Song, also on Rounder Records. FW-ASCH-7RR-4658 contains only two tracks, neither of which are on commercial recordings.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Violin  Search this
String band music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4657
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59f079db7-793f-4700-87fe-34003553e2d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26342

"Songs of Love and the Homeland: String Band Music from Fiji," contract 352.284.1, correspondence, production material

Collection Creator:
UNESCO  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 481[a]
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2001, undated
General note:
File was not housed in a binder like other document groups.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records, Ralph Rinzler Folklikfe Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records / Series 1: Textual records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5ed8c3fe7-1cb9-4392-a5b2-4851f525aec8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-unes-ref1296

"Songs of Love and the Homeland: String Band Music from Fiji," contract 352.284.1, correspondence, production material

Collection Creator:
UNESCO  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 481[b]
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2001-2002, undated
General note:
File was not housed in a binder like other document groups.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records, Ralph Rinzler Folklikfe Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records / Series 1: Textual records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5bc21fc83-2253-4a74-a426-3f8f070185bd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-unes-ref1298

"Songs of Love and Homeland," String Band Music from Fiji, photocopy of signed contract 352.284.1, photographs, record fact sheet

Collection Creator:
UNESCO  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 49
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999, 2001, undated
General note:
File was originally housed in a binder for files 045-062 with the following heading: "Contracts Pipelines + Few Unpublished C-07"
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records, Ralph Rinzler Folklikfe Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records
UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World records / Series 1: Textual records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk50577f162-58bc-4807-a92b-821a0c2bee2e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-unes-ref166

Special Events

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Ralph Rinzler (1934-1994), founding director of the Festival of American Folklife, worked over the years with a host of gifted musicians and folklorists, doing fieldwork, issuing recordings, and presenting concerts. These people collectively advocated and participated in numerous revivals. The Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert Series pays tribute to Ralph and his work by honoring long-time colleagues and like-minded advocates, and the traditions that they have touched.

The third annual memorial concert in 1997 highlighted the revival of Southern old-time and string band music. It traced the development of the revival, the new life, of Southern traditional music over the preceding four decades and of the community of musicians and dancers that developed with it. Among the string bands at the 1969 Festival were the brothers J.E. and Wade Mainer from North Carolina, playing with Steve Ledford. The 1997 Rinzler concert offered special recognition to Wade Mainer and his wife Julia on the occasion of Wade's ninetieth birthday.

Mike Seeger was Curator, and Kate Rinzler was Program Coordinator. The Ralph Rinzler Memoral Concert was made possible with support from the Friends of the Festival, the Ruth Mott Fund, Bob Dylan, the Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Funds, Homespun Tapes, County Records, the Woody Guthrie Foundation, Sugar Hill Records, Kate Rinzler, and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
Participants:
The Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert

Paul Brown, Pilot Mountain, North Carolina

Robert Dotson, Sugar Grove, North Carolina

Alan Jabbour, Washington, D.C.

Robert "Stu" Jamieson, Longwood, Florida

Abby Ladin, Bloomington, Indiana

Julia Mainer, Burton, Michigan

Wade Mainer, Burton, Michigan

Bruce Molsky, Arlington, Virginia

THE HORSE FLIES, Trumansburg, New York -- THE HORSE FLIES, Trumansburg, New YorkJeff Claus, Trumansburg, New YorkJune Drucker, Trumansburg, New YorkJudy Hyman, Trumansburg, New YorkRich Stearns, Trumansburg, New York

THE NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS -- THE NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERSJohn Cohen, Putnam Valley, New YorkTracy Schwarz, Cox's Mill, West VirginiaMike Seeger, Lexington, Virginia

ORIGINAL FAT CITY STRING BAND, Trumansburg, New York -- ORIGINAL FAT CITY STRING BAND, Trumansburg, New YorkMac Benford, Trumansburg, New YorkWalt Koken, Trumansburg, New YorkBob Potts, Trumansburg, New York

THE RED MULES -- THE RED MULESBeth Braden, Ravenna, OhioLynn Frederick, Ravenna, OhioJeff Goehring, Zoar, OhioRick Goehring, Zoar, OhioSusie Goehring, Zoar, OhioRodney Sutton, Marshall, North Carolina
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1997 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1997, Series 5
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1997 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5321ac042-2dbe-4329-9864-f91fe80ab1a0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1997-ref40

U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Based on research in the rich and dynamic living culture of the border, the Borderlands Festival program of 1993 was designed to provide a glimpse of the border - its histories, its diverse communities, local and regional identities, and its music, arts, crafts, healing practices, foodways, and narrative. The program was about community-based culture. It presented cultural practices found on the border and cultural expressions about the border, and it explored cultural patterns that were created by the border. It also addressed the cultural heritage, adaptability, and creativity of Native Americans and of the Mexican, Hispanic American, Anglo, and other immigrant communities that have played a part in creating the life that surrounds the Mexico-U.S. border - those who maintain it, those who cross it, those who are left behind, and those who dwell in the border region. The program explored the processes through which such groups create, adapt, and preserve culture to meet the challenges of life on the border. It sought to present and understand community codes of behavior that evolved on the border including confrontation, evasion, violence, and romance, especially as these have been transformed into narrative and other forms of artistic expression.

Music performances at the Festival included emergent forms such as the conjunto, which grew out of the interaction between different cultural communities; older forms, such as the corrido, which has been used to preserve a historical vision in the defense of disputed territory; and adapted forms such as the string band music now incorporated into the traditional repertoire of the Tohono O'odham Native American communities. Also featured in the program were five muralists, whose work reflects the traditions of Mexican cholo and United States Chicano muralism. Murals continue to be touchstones of common historical experiences, archaeologies of sociocultural movements, and powerful statements of identity, ethical principles, and community aspirations. The unique fusion of border aesthetics and handcrafted technology was embodied for Festival visitors in lowriders - distinctively customized automobiles. These lowslung, hopping cars complemented the iconography of murals as statements of cultural identity.

Vaqueros of south Texas demonstrated their skills, crafts, and foodways associated with their cowboy tradition, which dates back to the Spanish colonial era. A fisherman from the port of Brownsville demonstrated shrimping techniques. A Laredo blacksmith forged stirrups, belt buckles, and other implements of vaquero life, along with a number of traditional and contemporary decorative objects. A ropemaker demonstrated the use of the local fiber called lechuguilla (a fibrous plant of the agave family). While fine craft traditions like guitar- and furniture-making are not specific to the border, craftspeople have incorporated motifs and instruments native to the region, like the bajo sexto guitar. Other occupational groups characteristic of the border environment included federal Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) agents who regulate movement across the border; coyotes and polleros, who help migrants evade immigration regulations; and workers in maquiladora assembly line industried. Narrative sessions focused on the culture of craft and occupation in the context of the border.

Artisans also demonstrated crafts used in the home and for special celebrations, including quilt-making, flower- and piñata-making, candlemaking, and reverse-painted glass. Participants prepared regional specialties, traditional foods served for fiestas, and offered a sampling of typical vaquero outdoor cooking. Finally, the Festival presented members of the Mixteco Indian community in Tijuana, a recent migrant group, which preserves its cultural identity and contributes to the economy at the border by maintaining ties with other Mixteco communities in Oaxaca and California.

The United States-Mexico border has had a profound effect on the lives of millions of people. The then-pending NAFTA free trade agreement was only the latest in a long line of international socioeconomic arrangements with wide ranging local impacts. Critical attention in Mexico and the U.S. had increasingly focused on the historical consciousness created in this borderland and on its expression in traditional and other forms of art. Recognition of the vitality and value of borderland culture was growing in 1993 at the margins, among borderland populations, as well as in the centers of power and opinion in both countries. Scholars and political leaders increasingly realized that the cultural encounters, syntheses, and resistances characteristic of border life signaled similar cultural developments in the larger societies. This intensifying concern and scrutiny centered on the margin, but could it reduce the marginality in human rights, social dignity, and economic opportunity at the border? Festival organizers hoped that listening to community voices of the border from the Mexican and United States sides could better inform our thinking and decision-making.

Olivia Cadaval served as Program Curator, with Peter Seitel as Research Advisor; Héctor Antonío Corporán was Program Coordinator and Betty Belanus was Presentation Coordinator.

Collaborating institutions included Centro de Información de Historia Regional, Universid Autónoma de Nuevo León; Consejo Nacional para las Culturas y las Artes – El Programa Cultural de las Fronteras; El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF); El Paso-Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Embajada de México en Washington, D.C.; John E. Conner Museum, Texas A & I University; Institute of Texan Cultures; Instituto Cultural de México; Instituto de Bellaas Artes del Estado de Baja California; Instituto Nacional Indigenista; Instituto Mexicano de Cultura, San Antonio; Laredo State University; Mexican Cultural Institute; Museo Regional de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California en Mexicali; National Museum of the American Indian; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico; Pimería Alta Historical Society, Arizona; Texas A & I University; Texas Folklife Resources; Tumacácori National Historical Park, Arizona; University of Arizona Library's Southwest Folklore Center; University of Arizona – Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; University of Texas – Brownsville; University of Texas, Center for Mexican-American Studies; University of Texas – Pan American; and U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

United States-Mexico Borderlands was made possible with the support and collaboration of the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes - El Programa Cultural de las Fronteras, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Texas Commission on the Arts, Cerveza Tecate - Imported Beer, Texas Folklife Resources, University of Arizona Library's Western Folklore Center, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Léon - Centro de Información de Historia Regional, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Gubierno de Nuevo Léon, Mexican Cultural Institute, and the recording industries Music Performance Trust Funds.
Fieldworkers:
María Eugenia de la O, Enrique Madrid, Angel Norzagaray Norzagaray, Manuel Peña, Kathy Raglan, Michael James Ritchie, Suzie Reyes, Irene Vásquez Valle, Kathy Vargas, Felipe de Jesús Valenzuela
Presenters and fieldworkers:
Enrique Avilés, Norma Cantú, Jessica Chapin, Andrew Connors, Maricela González Felix, Mary Lou Gortárez, Everardo Garduño, James S. Griffith, Celso Garza Guajardo, Ian F. Hancock, Pat Jasper, Enrique Lamadrid, Laura Larco, Francisco Javier Moreno, Daniel Sheehy, Emily Socolov, Michael C. Stone; José Manuel Valenzuela Arce, Meynardo Vásquez, Laura Velasco Ortíz, Thomas Vennum, Jr., Cynthia Vidaurri
Participants:
Tijuana, Baja California

Olga Lidia Cortés, Mixteca, hat and basket maker, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Guadalupe Isabel Flores de Estrada, 1939-, Mixteca, altar maker, cook, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Juvencio Extrada Maceda, 1936-, Mixteco, storyteller, oral historian, candlemaker, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Gloria López López, Mixteca, vendor, altar maker, cook, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Elia Ilda Maceda Flores, 1971-, Mixteca, altar maker, cook, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Ofelia Santos López, Mixteca, vendor, oral historian, hat and basket maker, altar maker, cook, weaver, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Francisco Paulino Sierra Cruz, 1955-, Mixteca, schoolteacher, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Cathedral City, California

Carmen Moreno, guitarist, singer, Cathedral City, California

Santa Catarina, Baja California

Benito Peralta González, Paipai, storyteller, oral historian, Santa Catarina, Baja California, Mexico

Tecate, Baja California

José Luis Lee Sandoval, furniture maker, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico

Mexicali, Baja California

Taller Universitario de Teatro -- Taller Universitario de TeatroAngel Norzagaray Norzagaray, 1961-, Mexicali, Baja California, MexicoHeriberto B. Norzagaray Norzagaray, 1959-, Mexicali, Baja California, MexicoLoreto Ramón Tamayo Rosas, Mexicali, Baja California, MexicoAlejandra Rioseco de la Pena, Mexicali, Baja California, MexicoAndrés García Moreno, Mexicali, Baja California, MexicoPedro Gabriel González Castro, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

San Simon Village, Arizona

Tohono O'odham String Band -- Tohono O'odham String BandBlaine W. Juan, 1936-, violin, dancer, San Simon Village, ArizonaJoseph Alonzo García, 1924-, violin, dancer, San Simon Village, ArizonaFrank N. Pedro, 1928-, guitar, San Simon Village, ArizonaVictor Augustine García, 1922-, violin, San Simon Village, ArizonaNacho J. Feleys, 1909-1994, snare drum, San Simon Village, ArizonaMike L. Francisco, 1926-, bass drum, dancer, San Simon Village, Arizona

Lupe Lopez, 1927-, Tohono O'odham basket maker, San Simon Village, Arizona

Marie Leon, 1930-, Tohono O'odham basket maker, San Simon Village, Arizona

Nogales, Sonora

Maria Gloria Moroyoqui de Roques, 1930-, Yaqui cook, piñata and flower maker, herbalist, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico

Imuris, Sonora

Anastasio Léon, birdcage and frame maker, Imuris, Sonora, Mexico

Francisco Silva, birdcage and frame maker, Imuris, Sonora, Mexico

Magdalena, Sonora

Felipe de Jesús Valenzuela, regional historian, Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico

Tumacácori, Arizona

María Rodríguez, 1912-2001, tortilla maker, flower maker, cook, Tumacácori, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Reynaldo B. Hernandez, INS border patrol, storyteller, Tucson, Arizona

Arturo Carrillo Strong, 1930-, author, oral historian, Tucson, Arizona

Los Hermanos Cuatro, Yaqui Norteño Band -- Los Hermanos Cuatro, Yaqui Norteño BandJesús Juan Yucupicio, 1965-, electric bass, Tucson, ArizonaAlbert M. Yucupicio, 1954-, accordion, Tucson, ArizonaAngel M. Yucupicio, 1966-, drums, Tucson, ArizonaPeter S. Yucupicio, 1957-, bajo sexto, Tucson, Arizona

Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua

Brigada por La Paz -- Brigada por La PazAlonso Encina Herrera, 1968-, muralist, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, MexicoJesús Alberto "Pee Wee" Rodriguez Medina, muralist, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, MexicoGustavo "Sleepy" Grado Tiscareño, 1973-, muralist, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, MexicoMiguel Angel "El Tandy" Sandoval Lira, 1971-, muralist, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Oscar Ramírez, 1944-, guitar maker, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Los Alegres del Norte, norteño band -- Los Alegres del Norte, norteño bandJosé Flores Cordova, accordion, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, MexicoDiego Hidalgo Alvarez, 1944-, bajo sexto, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, MexicoEmilio Chaírez Muñoz, tololoche, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

El Paso, Texas

Agustín Castillo, 1950-, woodcarver, furniture maker, El Paso, Texas

Carlos Callejo, Chicano muralist, El Paso, Texas

Romulo Frías, lowrider, El Paso, Texas

El Divisidero, Chihuahua

Guadalupe Carrasco Leyva, 1923-, quilter, cook, El Divisidero, Chihuahua, Mexico

Paso de Lajitas, Chihuahua

Baltazar Rodríguez Puentes, 1942-, ranching crafts, Paso de Lajitas, Chihuahua, Mexico

Lajitas, Texas

Adolfo O. Rodríguez, 1971-, ranching crafts, Lajitas, Texas

Presidio, Texas

Richard Mark Bernholz, 1954-, INS border patrol, storyteller, Presidio, Texas

Nacimiento, Chihuahua

Gertrude Factor Vásquez, 1921-, oral historian, cook, herbalist, Nacimiento, Chihuahua, Mexico

Alice Fay Lozano, 1916-, oral historian, cook, herbalist, Nacimiento, Chihuahua, Mexico

Del Rio, Texas

Ethel I. Warrior, 1919-, oral historian, cook, Del Rio, Texas

William F. Warrior, 1927-, oral historian, storyteller, Del Rio, Texas

Laredo, Texas

Armando Flores, 1953-, blacksmith, Laredo, Texas

María Paredes de Solís, 1923-, quilter, Laredo, Texas

Monterrey, Mexico

El Palomo y el Gorrión, Norteño Band -- El Palomo y el Gorrión, Norteño BandMiguel "El Gorrión" Luna Franco, 1948-, drums, composer, vocals, Monterrey, MexicoMoisés García, guitar, Monterrey, Mexico

Hebbronville, Texas

Omar Galván, 1920-1999, vaquero, rope maker, cook, storyteller, Hebbronville, Texas

Kingsville, Texas

Joe O. Mendietta, 1961-, vaquero, horsehair braider, Kingsville, Texas

San Diego, Texas

Canuto Soliz, 1924-2006, vaquero, leatherworker, storyteller, guitarist, San Diego, Texas

Elsa, Texas

Los Hermanos Layton, Conjunto Band -- Los Hermanos Layton, Conjunto BandAntonio V. Layton, 1946-, guitar, vocals, Elsa, TexasRené Layton, drums, Elsa, TexasNorfilia Layton González, vocals, Elsa, TexasGilbert González, bass guitar, Elsa, TexasBenigno Layton, 1950-, accordion, vocals, Elsa, Texas

Brownsville, Texas

Julius Collins, 1928-, shrimper, net maker, cook, Brownsville, Texas
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1993 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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CFCH.SFF.1993, Series 5
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Festival Recordings: Michigan Music Stage: Hammon Family; Art Moilanen; Bill and Mark Stimac

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Michigan Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Moilanen, Art, 1917-1995  Search this
Stimac, Bill, 1923-  Search this
Stimac, Randy, 1958-  Search this
Stimac, Mark, 1956-  Search this
Ross, Dr. (Isaiah), 1925-1993  Search this
Hammon Family  Search this
Performer:
Moilanen, Art, 1917-1995  Search this
Stimac, Bill, 1923-  Search this
Stimac, Mark, 1956-  Search this
Hammon Family  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Michigan
Davison (Mich.)
Mass City (Mich.)
Date:
1987 June 26
Track Information:
101 Old-Time String Band / Hammon Family.

102 Music from the Keweenaw / Art Moilanen, Bill Stimac, Mark Stimac. Fiddle,Accordion.
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0222
General:
Old-Time String Band; Music From Keweenaw (Croatian-American); Michigan Blues 3 Of 5
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 26, 1987.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Bluegrass music  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Violin  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1987, Item FP-1987-CT-0222
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Michigan / Audio
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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