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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2009 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
Memorandums
Contracts
Sound recordings
Audiocassettes
Video recordings
Audiotapes
Notes
Photographic prints
Plans (drawings)
Correspondence
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Business records
Videotapes
Negatives
Place:
Caribbean Area
Latin America
Puerto Rico
Chile
Colombia
Cuba
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Paraguay
Venezuela
Date:
June 24-July 5, 2009
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 2009 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 5 series.

Series 1: Program Books, Festival Publications, and Ephemera

Series 2: Las Américas: Un mundo musical/The Americas: A Musical World

Series 3: Giving Voice: The Power of Words in African American Culture

Series 4: Special Events

Series 5: Wales Smithsonian Cymru
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 2009 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:
The twentieth century saw an unprecedented, worldwide acceleration of social change. Often, such rapid evolution outpaced time-honored values and practices, eroding their currency, overwhelming cultural self-determination and displacing the local with the foreign. In a time-span as short as a single generation, entire languages, musical traditions, and other expressive cultural systems were abandoned in favor of cultural trappings invented by others. The 43rd annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2009 told another version of this story, inviting visitors to explore the process of cultural evolution from the other side of the equation. Festival audiences were able to experience the creativity, resilience, and fortitude of people, institutions, and cultures that follow their own path amid a torrent of contrarian voices.

Wales Smithsonian Cymru provided a forum for discovering how the Welsh people successfully integrate both the tradition and the change that are part of their cultural heritage. On the one hand, about one-fifth of the country's three million inhabitants speak Welsh (Cymru is the Welsh word for Wales). And the people of Wales still work to preserve the rustic rural landscapes that have long informed their sense of self. On the other hand, the Welsh can lay claim to the nineteenth-century mantle of being "the first industrialized nation," and they take pride in their ongoing innovative spirit. How have the Welsh managed to navigate the turbulent waters of continuity and change to shepherd an economically and culturally sustainable society into the future? The Festival offered visitors the chance to find out firsthand from this "living exhibition" of Welsh heritage.

Giving Voice: The Power of Words in African American Culture presented living testimony to the resilience and imagination of a people. Out of three centuries of subjugation came a distinctive and separate black world, a source of refuge and endurance in the face of cruel and wrenching societal decimation. Tapping the power and the play of African American oral traditions and verbal arts, the program "gave voice" to this poignant, powerful, and quintessentially American story of cultural transcendence. Organized in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Giving Voice explored the realm of African American cultural creation via verbal expression, considering it as both a means of social resistance and a major contributor to contemporary American life. Festival visitors could listen and be moved by compelling stories about the history, struggles, and creativity of African Americans, told through six tracks of programming: storytelling, oral poetry, interpretive drama, children's and youth culture, humor, and radio.

Las Américas: Un mundo musical/The Americas: A Musical World showed how the seemingly monolithic term música latina refers in reality to an inviting rainbow of musical sounds, styles, and traditions. The program also supplied vivid proof that music can amount to much more than just music. Each tradition represented in Las Américas is a musical flag of identity, a beacon that unites cultural communities, and a means of cultural self-actualization. This Festival program, the result of eight years of research and documentation, was the fourth and final in a series dedicated to exploring Latino music as a window into the cultures that give it meaning. The overarching project, entitled Nuestra Música: Music in Latino Culture, began with the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series Tradiciones/Traditions. The series produced thirty recordings that had, as of the 2009 Festival, earned eight GRAMMY nominations, one GRAMMY, and one Latin GRAMMY. Additionally, the project included Música del Pueblo: A Smithsonian Virtual Exhibition ( musicadelpueblo.org), that featured dozens of video mini-documentaries of grassroots Latino musicians from the United States, Puerto Rico, and several Latin American countries.

The 2009 Festival took place for two five-day weeks (June 24-28 and July 1-5) 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 three programs and the Rinzler Concert.

The 2009 Program Book included schedules and participant lists for each program; keynote essays (or, for Wales, a set of short essays) provided background on each of the programs.

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

Daniel Sheehy, Acting Director; Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Diana Parker, Festival Director; Stephen Kidd, Production Manager; Charlie Weber, Media Specialist; Smithsonian Folkways Recordings: Daniel Sheehy, Curator and Director; Anthony Seeger, Curator and Director (emeritus); D.A. Sonneborn, Assistant Director; Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections: Jeffrey Place, Archivist; Stephanie Smith, Assistant Archivist; Cultural Heritage Policy: James Counts Early, Director; Sita Reddy, Fellow; Cultural Research and Education: Olivia Cadaval, Chair; Thomas Vennum, Jr., Senior Ethnomusicologist (emeritus); Betty J. Belanus, James Deutsch, Marjorie Hunt, Richard Kennedy (emeritus), Diana Baird N'Diaye, Peter Seitel (emeritus), Curators, Folklorists, Education and Cultural Specialists; Robert Albro, Geri Benoit, Carla Borden, Irene Chagall, Patrick Delatour, Roland Freeman, Nancy Groce, Frank Proschan, Sita Reddy, Jesús "Chucho" Valdés, Patrick Vilaire, Research Associates

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Advisory Council

Kurt Dewhurst (chair), J. Scott Raecker (vice chair), Michael Asch (ex officio), Mounir Bouchenaki, G. Wayne Clough (ex officio), Anthony Gittens, Mickey Hart, John Herzog, Debora Kodish, Richard Kurin (ex officio), Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, Libby O'Connell, Robert Santelli, Cathy Sulzberger

Smithsonian Folkways Advisory Council

Michael Asch (chair), Patricia Campbell, Hal Cannon, Don De Vito, Sandra Gibson, Suni Paz, Anthony Seeger, Fred Silber

National Park Service

Daniel N. Wenk, Acting Director; Peggy O'Dell, Regional Director; Lis Mendelson-Ielmini, Acting Superintendent, National Mall and Memorial Parks

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. General support for this year's Festival came from the Music Performance Fund, with in-kind support provided by WAMU-88.5 FM and WashingtonPost.com.
Forms Part Of:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2009 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:
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
World music  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Folk festivals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Memorandums
Contracts
Sound recordings
Audiocassettes
Video recordings
Audiotapes
Notes
Photographic prints
Plans (drawings)
Correspondence
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Business records
Videotapes
Negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2009
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-sff-2009

Festival Recordings: Giving Voice The Stoop: Mind Builders (Floyd Lee, Wendy Mathis), African-American Oral Tradition (Sonia Sanchez, A B Spellman, Toni Blackman)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2009 July 4
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: 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2009, Item FP-2009-CT-0440
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 3: Giving Voice: The Power of Words in African American Culture / 3.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2009-ref677

Festival Recordings: Giving Voice The Stoop: African-American Oral Tradition (Sonia Sanchez, A B Spellman, Toni Blackman), Storytelling (Diane Farlette, Jean Moss)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2009 July 4
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: 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2009, Item FP-2009-CT-0441
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 3: Giving Voice: The Power of Words in African American Culture / 3.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2009-ref678

Program Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States -- Social life and customs
Chiba-shi (Japan)
Date:
1985-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout the United States. Also documented are the "Communities in Concert" series which presented outdoor concerts featuring a variety of musical styles including jazz, folk, gospel, Latin American, and American popular songs; the "Word of Mouth" series which featured performances celebrating African American, Native American, and Anglo American oral traditions in storytelling, oratory, and ballad singing; the "Music of New Mexico Festival" which explored traditional Hispanic and Native American music and dance; and the Smithsonian's America exhibition in Chiba (Chiba-shi), Japan in 1994. This accession contains materials from when Bass was contractor and later a program producer for the Department of Public Programs and then the Office of Cultural History prior to the Division of Cultural History. Materials include correspondence, brochures, programs, images, reviews, teacher's guides, student learning guides, advertisements, and clippings.
Topic:
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Folk dancing  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Concerts  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Music -- Latin America  Search this
Music -- United States  Search this
African American oral tradition  Search this
Oral tradition -- United States  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc., Indian  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc., American  Search this
Ballads, American  Search this
Hispanic Americans -- Music  Search this
Indians of North America -- Music  Search this
Indian dance -- North America  Search this
Hispanic Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Performances  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-088, National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-088
See more items in:
Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-088

Giving Voice: The Power of Words in African American Culture

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The 2009 Festival program Giving Voice, presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, showcased the many oral traditions and verbal arts that hold a special place in African American folk culture. Giving Voice focused on the word power and word play that shape, define, and transform human experience. These cultural expressions represent a living legacy for black Americans and ultimately for all Americans. Through the deep, rich strains of African American oral traditions, the Festival program explored and displayed the vital connections between the power of words in African American folklife and the attributes of American culture itself.

Giving Voice created a learning experience that provided audiences with a better understanding of the everyday language and expression inherent in African American folklife. For instance, Festival visitors were invited into simulated social sites and gathering places where African Americans traditionally have felt free to talk to one another beyond the gaze and financial control, or below the radar, of racial others. Settings such as restaurants and home kitchens, churches and meeting halls, playgrounds and street corners, barbershops and beauty parlors, community radio stations and the "soapbox" - recreated on the National Mall - provided a living context for demonstrating the power of words to shape the daily experiences of African Americans.

With this Festival program, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture demonstrated its commitment to documenting and preserving the oral expressions of a people whose voices were muzzled, who were denied the opportunity to read and to write, and whose speeches and oratory often did not survive. A people's culture is inexorably linked to its language, and by helping to raise public awareness of African American linguistic creativity, the Museum highlighted a major aspect of black culture. In the process, the Museum moved closer to its goals of helping all Americans to learn more about African American history and culture, and to understand and appreciate how this history and culture provide a powerful lens for understanding what it truly means to be an American.

James Alexander Robinson was Curator, and Dianne Green was Program Coordinator. Diana Baird N'Diaye and Esther J. Washington were Curatorial Advisors for Children's Culture; John W. Davis II was Curatorial Advisor for Community Radio; Roland Freeman was Curatorial Consultant for Photography; Kenny Carroll was Curatorial Consultant for Poetry; and Tony Smalls was Curatorial Consultant for Drama.

The program was produced in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Presenters:
Deborah Asante, Carmen Ashhurst, Jade Banks, Kenny Carroll, Lorne Cress Love, James Counts Early, Anthony Gittens, E. Ethelbert Miller, Bob Sumner, Eleanor Traylor, Esther J. Washington
Participants:
Children's and Youth Culture

Asante Children's Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana

Schroeder Cherry, 1954-, Baltimore, Maryland

The Dr. Beverly Robinson Community Folk Culture Program, Bronx, New York

Hot Topic All Stars, Alexandria, Virginia

Ella Jenkins, Chicago, Illinois

Humor

James Hannah, 1968-, Coppell, Texas

Royale Watkins, Encino, California

Poetry

Toni Blackman, Brooklyn, New York

Kenny Carroll, Washington, D.C.

Thomas Sayers Ellis, 1963-, Brooklyn, New York

Tonya Matthews, 1974-, Cincinnati, Ohio

Sonia Sanchez, 1934-, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Radio

WPFW, Washington, D.C.

Storytelling

Charlotte Blake-Alston, 1948-, Landsdowne, Pennsylvania

Victoria Burnett, 1951-, San Juan Capistrano, California

Len Cabral, 1948-, Cranston, Rhode Island

Mitchell G. Capel, 1955-, Spring Lake, North Carolina

Diane Ferlatte, Oakland, California

Hugh "Brother Blue" Hill, 1921-, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Joni L. Jones, 1955-, Austin, Texas

Baba Jamal Koram, 1949-, Alexandria, Virginia

Onawumi Jean Moss, 1936-, Amherst, Massachusetts

Tejumola Ologboni, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dylan Pritchett, 1959-, Williamsburg, Virginia

Sankofa, 1930-, Rochester, New York

Valerie Tutson, 1966-, Providence, Rhode Island

Theater

Holly Bass, 1971-, Washington, D.C.

Roger Guenveur Smith, 1955-, Los Angeles, California

Anu Yadav, 1977-, Washington, D.C.
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: 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2009, Series 3
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2009-ref26

Living words [sound recording] : an audio CD of African American oral traditions / [compiled by] Kevin Everod Quashie, Stuart L. Twite

Author:
Quashie, Kevin Everod  Search this
Twite, Stuart L  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Music
Date:
1999
P1999]
Topic:
African American oral tradition  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Call number:
disc 000789
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1018778

3c Joel Chandler Harris single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 980
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Depicts:
Joel Chandler Harris, American, 1848 - 1908  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (bright red violet); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
December 9, 1948
Topic:
Literature  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.4071
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm872cb4efc-96c8-4999-b9a4-0bea094d964f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.4071

Meet the Women of In Process…

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:55:00 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more posts:
Festival Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_051331ae9bf33900407cd6b2764a82c7

The singer and the bluesman : formulations of personality in the lyrics of the blues / Dennis Jarrett

Author:
Jarrett, Dennis  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Songs and music
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1978
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
African Americans  Search this
African American oral tradition  Search this
Call number:
GR1 .S72
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108631

Oral formulas in the country blues / John Barnie

Author:
Barnie, John  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1978
Topic:
Blues musicians  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
African American oral tradition  Search this
African American singers  Search this
Call number:
GR1 .S72
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108632

Characteristics of Negro expression

Author:
Hurston, Zora Neale  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1969
1934
Topic:
Black English  Search this
African American oral tradition  Search this
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
African Americans--Folklore  Search this
African Americans--Religion  Search this
Ring shouts  Search this
Sermons, American--African American authors  Search this
Camp meetings  Search this
Magic tricks  Search this
Call number:
HT1581 .C97 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_900393

Alternative modes of participation with text and artifacts of literacy

Author:
Gundaker, Grey  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1998
Topic:
African American oral tradition  Search this
African American charms  Search this
African Americans--Folklore  Search this
African Americans--Religion  Search this
Call number:
PE3102.N4 G86 1998X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_953591

Save The Date: Smithsonian Folklife Festival Featuring Wales, Las Americas, African American Oral Tradition

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 25 Feb 2009 17:35:46 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_e16ee562f1c7b36618e62e52babeb154

African-American folktales for young readers : including favorite stories from African and African-American storytellers / collected and edited by Richard Alan Young and Judy Dockrey Young

Author:
Young, Richard 1946-  Search this
Young, Judy Dockrey 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
176 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Tales  Search this
Call number:
PZ8.1.A252 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_447020

Performing the word : African-American poetry as vernacular culture / Fahamisha Patricia Brown

Author:
Brown, Fahamisha Patricia 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 174 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
American poetry--African American authors--History and criticism  Search this
African American oral tradition  Search this
African Americans in the performing arts  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
African Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
African Americans in literature  Search this
Black English  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1003422

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