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Music of the African Diaspora

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2011-06-20T15:16:14.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Cultural property  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Sheila Walker - African-Inspired Spirituality in the African Diaspora

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-06-05T21:39:42.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
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SmithsonianAfricanAr
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National Museum of African Art
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SmithsonianAfricanAr
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Music of the African Diaspora [Live at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 1997]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2009-10-29T17:26:00.000Z
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Music  Search this
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Cultural property  Search this
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smithsonianfolkways
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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#TakeTimeThursday 4-1-21 Foodways of the African Diaspora with Dr Sage Anderson Brown

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2021-06-16T20:08:55.000Z
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Entertainment  Search this
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
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SmithsonianAnacostia
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Anacostia Community Museum
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SmithsonianAnacostia
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Kindred Spirits: The African Diaspora (1974) Exhibition and Seminar, National Center of Afro-American Artists

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles W. White papers
Charles W. White papers / Series 6: Gallery and Exhibition Files / 6.2: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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African Diaspora

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. African Diaspora Program 1976 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
sound-tape reel (analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1976 July 28-1976 August 1
General note:
DPA number 77.215.07B
Local Numbers:
FP-1976-7RR-0289-7
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Washington, D.C, United States African Diaspora Program 1976
General:
77.215.08
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington, D.C, United States, July, 1976.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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: 1976 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1976, Item FP-1976-7RR-4242
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1976 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1976 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: African Diaspora / 2.3: Audio
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Pinback button of the Pan-African flag

Manufactured by:
AFL-CIO, American, founded 1955  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 × 1/4 in. (2.5 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Date:
after 1955
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Politics  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.201.1.30
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5999709ea-acfc-4989-b2d9-de939fae3416
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Pinback button of the Pan-African flag

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 1/2 × 1/4 in. (3.8 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Date:
mid-20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Politics  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.201.1.31
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d9f183f8-d9a0-4323-8405-74efadeb7e7f
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Pinback button promoting the Million Women March

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
metal
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Place depicted:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1997
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Communities  Search this
Politics  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.201.1.17
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd549de9e6f-d8a6-47ee-99d6-72e4c26e20e6
EDAN-URL:
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Ceremonial Object

Created by:
Renée Stout, American, born 1958  Search this
Medium:
mixed media : horn , cloth , bone , husk , twine , pigment , latex paint , shell
Dimensions:
11 × 14 × 3 1/2 in. (27.9 × 35.6 × 8.9 cm)
Type:
sculptures
mixed media
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Larry and Evelyn Kamanitz
Object number:
2011.142
Restrictions & Rights:
© Renée Stout
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5468a0cdf-c97f-4c5b-8056-b642aab618fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.142

Pinback button for "Brothers supporting the Million Women's March"

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 1/4 × 3/8 in. (5.7 × 1 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Place depicted:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1997
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Communities  Search this
Politics  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.201.1.18
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Exhibition:
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51767a049-5d2e-47fd-8ee6-d9319bc578e1
EDAN-URL:
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El Amado de Afrodita, The Beloved of Aphrodite, El Ciruelo Oaxaca, Mexico

Photograph by:
Tony Gleaton, American, 1948 - 2015  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 14 x 14 in. (35.6 x 35.6 cm)
H x W (Image and Sheet): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type:
portraits
inkjet prints
Place made:
El Ciruelo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of William and Aimee Lee Cheek in honor of Wendy Susan Cheek
Object number:
2013.82
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1990 Tony Gleaton, All rights reserved
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd528731979-c1c1-4283-a2a5-ae0a649d822c
EDAN-URL:
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Healing doll

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
wood, metal
Dimensions:
8 5/8 × 2 3/8 × 1 7/8 in. (21.9 × 6 × 4.8 cm)
Type:
voodoo dolls
Cultural Place:
Georgia, United States, Sea Islands, North and Central America
Date:
1880s
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Oprah Winfrey
Object number:
2014.312.10
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Religious and Sacred Objects
Tools and Equipment-Ceremonial Tools
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fb7d8598-8e8a-48f0-bbcc-fe5eba80c9b0
EDAN-URL:
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African Diaspora

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The African Diaspora program was created to pay tribute to the widely varied cultural contributions of the black American community while depicting the historical and cultural continuum that links black Americans to their African roots via the Caribbean Islands and Latin America. From the U.S., the Festival featured some 20 craftspeople and foodways demonstrators, as well as two dozen musical performers or ensembles. International contingents came from Ghana, Nigeria, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Musicians, dancers, cooks, woodcarvers, hairdressers, basket weavers, and fishnet makers from three continents exhibited the unity within diversity that characterizes the culture of Africans and their New World descendants. Performances covered urban and rural black experiences, secular and sacred life, home and community activities. Visitors witnessed rural lifestyles as reflected in basket making from South Carolina, Mississippi, and Trinidad and Tobago. In the culinary arts area, activities focused on the use of such foods as okra. Children's games and story-telling from Trinidad and Tobago, Washington, D. C. and Ghana were presented. In the music area, sacred and secular forms from West Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. demonstrated the continuum in the Shango cult, the creation of steel bands, and calypso song. Black music of the U.S. illustrated the movement from country blues and spirituals to gospel, urban blues and jazz. U.S. black dance reflected the evolution of the black experience in America while showing the consistency in the line of the body and the importance of emphasizing certain body positions, and, in many instances, the same body steps. Similar utilizations of the body were seen in the songs and ceremonies of the traditional black church: rural Baptist, urban holiness and congregational. Performances and demonstrations took place in three structures: the church, the market place, and a traditional African house.

The African Diaspora program was led by Rosie Horn (Program Coordinator, later Rosie Lee H. Hooks) and Bernice Johnson Reagon (Folklore Specialist). It was organized with guidance from the African Diaspora Advisory Group, whose members included Roy Bryce-Laporte, James Early, Leonard Goines, Pearl Williams Jones, Worth Long, Fela Sowande, A.B. Spellman, Ron Smith, Carol Maillard, and Jane Sapp. Major sponsors included the Governments of Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria, and Ghana.

The 1974 program constituted a pilot for a multi-year series leading up to the Bicentennial Festival in 1976. Participants from the African Diaspora program were also featured at times on the Festival Stage and in the Children's Program.
Fieldworkers:
James Early, Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard, Lyn Dyson
Participants:
Music

Brothers Chorus, gospel chorus

Derrick Bunch, 1957-, bones & quill player, Yazoo City, Mississippi

Sam Chatmon, 1899-1983, blues guitarist, Hollandale, Mississippi

Contact Africa, children games

D.C. Black Repertory, dance

Leonard Goines Quintet, jazz quintet

Green School Dancerettes, games

Jackson Singers, gospel singers

Key West Junknoos (Charles Allen, 1945-, William Butler, 1917-, Kenneth Rahming, 1941-, Alvin L. Scott, Lee Whynis), junknoos Band

Eddie Knight, 1909-1992, sticks & bones player, Yazoo City, Mississippi

Jesse Mays, guitarist, Independence, Mississippi

Flora Molton, 1908-1990, street singer

Michele Murray, dance workshop

Rev. Leon Pinson, 1919-1998, gospel singer, Cleveland, Mississippi

Lonnie Lee Pitchford, 1955-1998, guitarist, Lexington, Mississippi

Mr. Rhythm, tap dancer

Rising Star Fife & Drum -- Rising Star Fife & DrumNapoleon Strickland, 1919-2001, Como, MississippiBernice Turner, Senatobia, MississippiOtha Turner, 1909-2003, Senatobia, MississippiG.D. Young, Como, Mississippi

Shock Treatment, urban blues band

Silvertones (Tommy Dozier, 1904-1979, Mattie Lee Dozier, 1921-,), gospel group, Myrtle, Mississippi

Steel Unlimited, steel band

Sweet Honey in the Rock, quartet

Everett Townsend, 1920-1975, spiritual singer, Independence, Mississippi

Trinidad Steel Band, steel band

Trinidad Children Games, games

Washington, D. C. gospel ensembles

Wulomei (performing troupe from Ghana)

Nigerian performing troupes

Petit Valley Village Troupe, Trinidad and Tobago

Crafts

Juliet Amoah, Ghanaian food

Errol Bishop, Trinidad and Tobago food

Althea Coakley, basket weaver

Beatrice Coakley, basket weaver

Paul "Sonny" Diggs, arabber

Terry Evelyn, mask maker

George Ferrell, woodcarver

Charles Freeny, U.S. Black food

Anna Fuller, cosmetologist

Dancella Hillman, cosmetologist

JuJu, woodcarver & metalworker

Walter M. Kelley, arabber

Ardell Lee, fishnet maker

Wilson Lee, Jr., woodcarver, Greenville, Mississippi

Elliot Manette, steel drum maker

Lee Nabors, 1916-1997, chair maker, Oklona, Mississippi

Rufus Pinckney, basket weaver

Joseph Ernest Smith, woodcarver, Lexington, Mississippi

Nigerian artisans

Ghanaian artisans

Trinidad and Tobago artisans
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: 1974 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1974, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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African Diaspora

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
1975 was the second year of the Festival's African Diaspora program, which emphasized the strengths of black American cultural traditions. The organizing principle was to document those aspects of culture that link black Americans to Africa, via the Caribbean Islands and Latin America. Artists and craftspeople were invited to the 1975 Festival from the African nation of Ghana and the Caribbean nations of Jamaica and Haiti, and from across the United States. Musicians, dancers, cooks, woodcarvers, hairdressers, basket weavers and fishnet makers from three continents represented urban and rural, secular and sacred, home and community activities of black people of the Diaspora.

Presentations represented basic societal activities: worship, family, and trade. Worship activities took place on an altar setting that was a prototype of a rural U.S. church. Trade activities took place in a typical Caribbean marketplace. An African house, the traditional center of family activities, was the setting for small group presentations allowing for interchange between participants and Festival visitors.

Craft presentations demonstrated a link between traditions in the U.S., the Caribbean and Africa. Hair preparations have carried over without change from Africa. Cornrowing or hairbraiding and hair threading, part of a rich revival sweeping black American communities, were demonstrated by a black American and a Ghanaian hairdresser. Basket weavers from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, working with sea grass and split palmetto in woven coils, sat beside craftspeople from Ghana and Jamaica as they used comparable materials and techniques to produce similar baskets. In the garden behind the African house, foodstuffs common to the black community such as okra, turnips, and root vegetables were grown. In the food demonstration area many of these foodstuffs were used in versions of recipes prepared by cooks from Chicago, Accra, and Kingston. Similarly, musical performances sought to emphasize the family relations among cultural experiences linked by common origins, demonstrating the continuum of vocal and instrumental styles across communities separated by oceans and centuries.

The African Diaspora program was led by Rosie Lee Horn (Program Coordinator, later Rosie Lee H. Hooks) and Bernice Johnson Reagon (Folklore Specialist). It was organized with guidance from the African Diaspora Advisory Group, whose members included Roy Bryce-Laporte, James Early, Leonard Goines, Pearl Williams Jones, Worth Long, Fela Sowande, A. B. Spellman, Ron Smith, Carol Maillard, and Jane Sapp.
Participants:
United States

Juliet Amoah, Ghanaian cook

Elizabeth and Beatrice Coakley, basket weavers

Ardoin Brothers, Cajun musicians -- Ardoin Brothers, Cajun musiciansAlphonse Ardoin, 1915-2007, accordionist, singer, Eunice, LouisianaLaurence Ardoin, 1946-, drummer, Kinder, LouisianaMorris Ardoin, 1935-, guitarist, Eunice, LouisianaRussell Ardoin, 1957-, bassist, Eunice, LouisianaCanray Fontenot, 1922-1995, fiddler, singer, Welsh, Louisiana

BibleWay Church World Wide Congregation, gospel singers

D.C. Black Repertory Vocal Workshop

Sonny Diggs, arabber (fruit vendor)

Rev. William E. Faulkner, storyteller

George Ferrell, Jr., metal sculptor, woodcarver

George Ferrell, Sr., woodcarver

Charles Freeney, cook

Anna Fuller, hair braider

Linda Goss, storyteller

William Hines, street singer

Walter Kelly, arabber (fruit vendor)

Flora Molton, 1908-1990, street singer

Rufus Pinckney, fishnet maker

Rev. Leon Pinson, 1919-1998, gospel singer, guitarist

Rising Star Fife and Drum Band: -- Rising Star Fife and Drum Band:Napoleon Strickland, 1919-2001, fife playerBernice Turner, drummerOtha Turner, drummerG. D. Young, drummer

Charles Sayles, 1948-, street singer, blues harpist

Sweet Honey in the Rock, a cappella female vocal group -- Sweet Honey in the Rock, a cappella female vocal groupEvelyn Harris, singerPat Johnson, singerCarol Lynn Maillard, 1941-, singerBernice Johnson Reagon, 1942-, singerLouise Robinson, singer

Randy Weston, 1926-, jazz pianist

Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers, Black American sacred harp musicians

Freelows Express, Black American dancers -- Freelows Express, Black American dancersTheodric ErskineLester BrooksMorris HardyJoseph LewisMichael McKinstryHulie Reynolds

Big Walter Horton and his Blues Band, Chicago urban blues band -- Big Walter Horton and his Blues Band, Chicago urban blues bandWalter Horton, 1921-1981, harmonica playerS. P. Levy, drummerRichard Molina, bass playerBo Tunestam, guitarist

St. Helena's Island Community Center Singers, Black American traditional sacred musicians -- St. Helena's Island Community Center Singers, Black American traditional sacred musiciansHarold LawrenceEzekial CohenRoberta SimmonsHenry SimmonsCarol BowlesJoe BosticElsie HamiltonCaroline Bowles

Johnny Shines, 1915-1992, blues guitarist

Jamaica

Kumina Group -- Kumina GroupElizabeth AlexanderBeatrice BonnerDonald CartyMaureen EllisClifford FlemmingsRoy FrancisBertram Kelly, 1921-Clinton Kennedy, 1931-Imogene Kennedy, 1928-

Maroons -- MaroonsGeorge SterlingMarie HarrisCharles Aarons, 1929-Josephine DaCosta

Mento Band -- Mento BandTheodore Miller, violinistGerald Miller, thumb pianoJocelyn Power, drummerAdam Roach, banjo player, guitaristJoseph Salmon, drummer, cow horn player

Craftspeople

Claudia Nelson, basket weaver

Una Griffith, cook

Celeste Robinson, cook

Zachaeus Powell, woodcarver

Peggy Warmington, chaperone

Ghana

Wulomei -- WulomeiNii Ashitey, leader, drummer, flutistNii Adu, bass drummerNii Acquah, assistant leader, guitaristNii Yarboi, conga drummerNii Annoh, marakash playerNii Namale, dancerNii Nortey, singerNii LacLai, singerNaa Adei, dancer, vocalistNaa Amanua, lead vocalist

Kwaa Mensah and Group -- Kwaa Mensah and GroupKwaa Mensah, leader, vocalist, guitaristKwaku Moses, roso roso player, singerKwaku Abebrese, clappers, singerKodro Andam, conga drummerKwaku Benyin, donno (hour-glass) drummerAbronpa K., drummer

Salisu Mahama and Group -- Salisu Mahama and GroupSalisu Mahama, leader, gonje player, singerM. D. Sulley, dancer, interpreterAsumanu Iddrisu, gonje playerIddrisu Salisu, rattle playerAmadu Iddrisu, rattle playerSalifu Alhassan, dancer

Saka Acquaye, cultural representative

Haiti

Yvonne Dorlette, dancer

Marie Helene Gerbier, dancer

Jean Edner Guerrier, dancer

Helene Jeanis, dancer

Andre Jeanty, dancer

Fritz Jolicoeur, dancer

Aline Jules, dancer

Herve Maxi, dancer

Anne Alourdes Murat, dancer

Jean Alphonse, drummer

Edner Cherisme, drummer

Andre Duplan, drummer

Julien Nemorin, drummer

Altemat Ulysse, drummer

Marie Bastianie LaGuerre, singer

Marie Ernicia LaGuerre, singer

Antalcidas Murat, singer

Claudette Pierre-Louis, singer

Ensemble Meringue -- Ensemble MeringueDieujuste Dorlette, contrabassEddy Dorlette, saxophoneLehem Biral Felican, saxophoneAdonys Joseph, trompetteRoland C. Montreuil, accordion

Dr. Michael Lamartiniere Honorat, cultural representative

Andre Narcisse, group leader
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: 1975 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1975, Series 2
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1975 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5d2636c1c-3f86-4f63-bff3-ff3a677ccdb0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1975-ref18

African Diaspora

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The African Diaspora program was developed in 1973-74 to make a comprehensive statement about the dispersal of black culture. The area paid tribute to the varied cultural contributions of black American communities and documented how black peoples and cultures flourish throughout the world. Exploring those aspects of culture that link black Americans to Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, presentations centered on three activities common to all : home life, worship, and trade. Each was represented on the Mall by an appropriate physical structure: a house, an altar setting, and a marketplace. In each structure, the various artistic forms - music, crafts, material culture, dance, and the spoken word - depicted black culture as a dynamic, living force. The evolution of the culture was shown as black artists of all ages carried out their skills, be they traditional, evolved, or revival.

Different countries of Africa or the New World were featured each two weeks, with U.S. participants also rotating biweekly:

June 16-27, Ghana, Jamaica

July 1-11, Haiti

July 14-25, Liberia, Trinidad and Tobago

July 28-August 8, Nigeria, Brazil, Puerto Rico

August 11-22, Zaire, Surinam

August 25-September 6, Senegal

The African Diaspora program was led by Rosie Lee H. Hooks (Program Coordinator) and Bernice Johnson Reagon (Folklorist). It was organized with guidance from the African Diaspora Advisory Group, whose members included Roy Bryce-Laporte, James Early, Halim El-Dabh, Leonard Goines, Pearl Williams Jones, René López, Jane Sapp, Fela Sowande, A. B. Spellman, and William Wiggins, Jr. Fieldwork was conducted by members of the ADAG as well as Jason Dotson, Worth Long, Carol Maillard, and Adetokunbo Olatunde.
Participants:
Participants

Juliet Amoah, Ghanaian cook, hairdresser

Betty Jean Archibald, 1933-2002, cook, Northport, Alabama

George Archibald, 1934-, cook, Northport, Alabama

Alphonse Ardoin, 1915-2007, & Canray Fontenot, 1922-1995, Cajun musicians

Carmen Austin, cook

Bible Way Church World Wide Congregation, gospel singers

The Brothers, gospel group

Derrick Bunch, musician

Charles Calendar, 1922-1995, storyteller

Calvary Crusaders, gospel singers

Sam Chatmon, 1899-1983, blues musician, El Cajon, California, ex-Mississippi

Church of God, choir

Althea Coakley, basket weaver

Beatrice Coakley, basket weaver

Julito Collazo y su Grupo Folklorico Cubano, religious

Emory Davis, jeweler and potter

Harold O. Davis Memorial Choir and Congregation of the Cornerstone Baptist Church

D.C. Black Repertory Vocal Workshop

Mu-tem-uwa Dejfu, herbalist

Sonny Diggs, arabber (fruit vendor)

Jason Dotson, storyteller

Thomas "Popcorn" Doyle, contemporary Black social dance

The Drake Brothers & Family, singers

James Dunn, leather craftsperson

Rockin' Dupsie, 1932-, Creole band

Frank Edwards, 1909-2002, musician

Farrow Choir

Amoyewa Ferrell, designer, seamstress

George Ferrell, Sr., woodcarver

JuJu Ferrell, metal sculptor, woodcarver

Free Evangelist Church, choir

Freelo Express, dancers

Charles Freeney, cook

French Lala (Cajun dance troupe)

Anna Fuller, hair braider

Minnie Lee Gardner, storyteller

Linda Goss, storyteller

U'gene Greene, jeweler

Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nueva Yorquina, religious, musician

Bill Hines, musician

Holyland Gospel Singers

Young Hughley, storyteller

Hurricane Brass Band -- Hurricane Brass Band Leroy Jones, Jr.Greg DavisKevin HarrisCurtis JosephDarryl AdamsGregory StaffordRaymond Johnson, Jr.Al CarsonCharles L. Joseph

"In the Rapture" Cast, dramatic production

Jackson Singers, gospel singers

Arbrey L. Jones, storyteller

Walter Kelley, arabber (fruit vendor)

Kings Choral Ensemble

Kings of Harmony Spiritual Band of the United House of Prayer

Eddie Knight, 1909-, musician

Eugene Lee, storyteller

Henry Lenard, storyteller

Lighthouse Church, gospel choir

Little Wonders, gospel singers

Bob Lowery, 1931-, blues singer

Deloris Luster, storyteller

Martin, Bogan & the Armstrongs, string band

Henry Martin, storyteller

Fidel & Iris Martinez, dancers

Valerie Maynard, 1937-, sculptor

Barbara McCloud, gospel singer and pianist

Winifred McQueen, tie dyer

Members of the Cape Verdean Community (Florench Almeida, Joaquin Almeida, Theresa Almeida, Valentina Almeida, Joanna Andrade, Mary Andrade, Stephanie Correia, Walter Correia, Benjamin Duarte, George Duarte, John Durate, Rita Duarte, John "Joli" Gonsalves, Virginia Gonsalves, Jack Livramento, Manuel "Lela" Lopes, Corrine Monteiro, Antone Monteiro, Lillian Ramos, Dennis Silva, Shirley Silva, Sophie Silva, Yvonne Smart, Eduardo A. Sousa)

M. Cecil Mills Ensemble from Canaan Baptist Church, gospel singers

Mississippi Delta Blues Band, blues band

Rev. Flora Molton, 1908-1990, street singer

Avery "Slim" Montgomery, 1909-1996, blues singer

James Moody, Jr., storyteller

Moving Star Hall Singers, gospel singers

Lee Willie Nabors, 1916-1997, craftsperson

New Bethel Church of God in Christ, gospel choir

Kenneth Palm, herbalist

Ojeda Penn & the LifeForce, jazz musicians

James Peterson of the Baltimore Fellowship, gospel singer

Rufus Pinckney, craftsperson

Rev. Leon Pinson, 1919-1998, gospel singer, guitarist

L. C. Bunk Pippens, blues singer

Pleneros Ponceflos, Puerto Rican blues band

Shannon Powell, drummer

Lee Poydras, cook

Rising Star Fife & Drum Band -- Rising Star Fife & Drum Band Napoleon Strickland, 1919-2001, fife playerBernice Turner, drummerOtha Turner, drummerG.D. Young, drummer

The Robertson Family, basket weavers -- The Robertson Family, basket weaversThonis Robertson, 1910-1981Geraldine RobertsonFelicia RobertsonJacqueline RobertsonDaphne RobertsonPatricia Ann Robertson

Efrain Ronda, string instrument craftsperson

Caridad Salome, cook

Luis Salome and Band, jazz musicians

Charlie Sayles, 1948-, harmonica player, Washington, D.C.

Scene Boosters Marching Club 3rd Division

Shabu, hairdresser

Herman Sherman's Young Tuxedo Brass Band

Johnny Shines, 1915-1992, musician

Phillip Simmons, 1912-2009, blacksmith

Mary Carter Smith, 1919-2007, storyteller

Smith Brothers, gospel singers

Sons of Grace, gospel group

Souls of Unity, gospel group

Speight Sisters, gospel vocal group

Sweet Honey in the Rock, a cappella vocal group

Temple Choir, Bibleway Church

Mor Thiam and His Ensemble -- Mor Thiam and His EnsembleGregory GloderH. James LastarriaFrank WilliamsAnthony PruittFreddie WashingtonBruce PurseLeRoy Thigpen

Son Thomas, 1926-1993, potter, blues guitarist

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Thompson, basket makers

Natalia Tirado Jr., master drum-maker

The Trinidad Steel Band

Union Temple, choir

Union Temple Baptist Church Congregation

United House of Prayer for All People: band, junior choir, congregation

Wesley Methodist Church Congregation

W. J. Ensemble, vocal group

Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers

Yoruba Village, priests, singers, drummers, dancers and craftspeople

Jamaica

Ettu Performers, singers, dancers

Basil Reid, broom maker

Samuel Hylton, potter

Roy Nelson, potter

Una Griffith, cook

Celeste Robinson, cook

Ashton "Desmond" Douglas, basket weaver

Nelson Chambers, instrument maker

Ghana

Salisu Mahama & Group -- Salisu Mahama & GroupSalisu Mahama, leader, gonje player, singer, craftspersonAshumann Iddrisu, gonje playerIddrisu Salisu, rattle playerAmadu Iddrisu, rattle playerM. D. Sulley, dancer, interpreter

Gonje Dancers -- Gonje DancersMohamed AbubariMohamadu ZibilimSeidu MbalibaYakubu Musah

Abdulai Seidu & Group -- Abdulai Seidu & GroupAbdulai Seidu, brekete drummer, donno drum makerAdam Iddi, donno drummerIdnisu Salifu; flute player

Ko Nimo & Group -- Ko Nimo & GroupDanile Ampousah (Ko Nimo), leader, guitarist, drummer, singerJ. K. Bawnah, singerKwadwo Dummaa, rhythmAugustine Nyame, drummerR. P. Twunasi, anitar, singerKwadwo (Little Noah), drummerDancersKwaku DuahAdwoa OlyankuAkua Afrizie

Nana Kwadwo Nketial, fetish dancer, kente weaver, adinkra printer & embroiderer

Craftspeople

Opoku-Worae, kente weaver, adinkra printer & embroiderer

Nana Osei Bonsu, Ashanti stool carver, adinkra stamp designer

Akwasi Attah, fetish house decorator

Haiti

Pierre Blain, leader

Andre Dimanche, sculptor

Henry Chery, cook-master

Fresnel Magloire, basketmaker

Alexandre Abraham, houngan

Alourdes Murat, mambo

Andre Jeanty, hounsie

Andre Duplan, drummer

Jean Alphonse, drummer

Julien Memorin, drummer

Altena Ulysse, flutist

Dieu-Juste Dorlette, musician

Michaud Jerome, musician

Eddy Dorlette, musician

Roland Montrevil, musician

Adonis Piton, musician

Antalcidas Murat, musician

Fritz Jolicoeur, laplace

Edner Guerrier, hounsie

Maxi Herve, hounsie

Yvonne Dorlette, hounsie

Marie-Helene Gervier, hounsie

Mireille Rodnez, hounsie

Lucienne Pierre, houngenicon

Claudette Pierre-Louis, meringue singer

Pierre-Louis Rameau, rara dancer

Liberia

Bai T. Moore, Minister

Peter Ballah, government official

Madam Gbese Kiazolu, matron

Salia Dukuly, weaver

Alfred Yegon, carver

Boima N'gebla, chief musician

Maka Blimi, drummer

Veyuga Puu, drummer

Bendu Kroma, singer

Yata Kroma, singer

Mesuah Slewah, dancer

Tene Kiazolu

Tarlo Muna

Yombo Ndoma

Lorpu Togba

Burr Suma (Nimba Bird)

Zerah Kiabolu

Hawa Morley

Jorngo Kiazolu

Beku Karmar

Sando Holta

Karko Morris

Tarkpo Bastua

Zumana Fotana

Zaid Kroma

Senegal

Maurice Sonar Senghor, Director of the National Theater

Babacar Diom, translator

Dancers

Bouly Sonko

Malang Dabo

Cheikh Dioh

Ibranhima Faye

Ousmane Dione

Marie Basse

Sona Ndiaye

Mariama Ngom

Nabou Ciss

Awa Diallo

Drummers

Abdou Dounta

Fotiguy Toure

Moussa Camara

Sadia Badian

Bakary Goubiaby

Vieux Sing Faye

Pape Gueye

Mamadou Ndiaye

Craftspeople

El Hadji Ibou Niang, jeweler

Aminata Kebe, hairdresser

Instrumentalists:

Sanna Sissoko

Soundioulou Sissoko

Singers

Mahawa Douyate

Fatou Ihiam Samb

Senegalese from Washington, D.C.

Oumou Gueye, cook

Yama Diane, cook

Brazil

Nigeria

Puerto Rico

Surinam

Trinidad & Tobago

Zaire
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: 1976 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1976, Series 2
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1976 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5a61f5097-d0a3-4300-b84a-4cb494ece8dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1976-ref18

Pinback button promoting the Sixth Pan African Congress

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Pan-African Congress, 1919 - 1994  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 3/16 × 3/8 in. (5.6 × 1 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Place depicted:
Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania, Africa
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Politics  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.201.1.27
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ef3bc18a-3abe-4f33-afd4-efb0b560d72a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.201.1.27

Pinback button promoting All-African People's Revolutionary Party

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
All-African People's Revolutionary Party, founded 1958  Search this
Owned by:
Jan Bailey, American, 1942 - 2010  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 2 1/4 × 3/8 in. (5.7 × 1 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Date:
after 1958
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Politics  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.201.1.34
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5472882fd-a18a-4fc6-9b10-c3d02d572556
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.201.1.34
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Nicodemus on the Mike, U-Brown on the Spliff

Photograph by:
Beth Lesser, Canadian  Search this
Subject of:
King Sturmar Roots, Jamaican  Search this
Nicodemus, Jamaican, 1957 - 1996  Search this
U-Brown, Jamaican, born 1956  Search this
Tenor Saw, Jamaican, 1966 - 1988  Search this
Manjor Manzie, Jamaican  Search this
General Jah Mikey, Jamaican  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 in. (28 × 35.5 cm)
H x W (Image): 8 11/16 × 12 7/8 in. (22 × 32.7 cm)
Type:
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Date:
1987; printed 2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Reggae (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.245
Restrictions & Rights:
© Beth Lesser
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd521fa5103-c742-4676-aff5-cc407df92828
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.245
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Pinback button for African Liberation Day

Manufactured by:
N.G. Slater Corporation, American, founded 1936  Search this
Subject of:
Organization of African Unity, 1963 - 2002  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 1/4 × 2 1/4 × 5/16 in. (5.7 × 5.7 × 0.8 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Africa
Date:
after 1963
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of T. Rasul Murray
Object number:
2013.68.146
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Pan Africanism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c96fd457-ca80-4426-bbe8-366b1f335e72
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.68.146
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