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Interpreting religion at museums and historic sites / edited by Gretchen Buggeln and Barbara Franco

Editor:
Buggeln, Gretchen Townsend  Search this
Franco, Barbara 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
Topic:
Religion--Museums  Search this
Religions--Museums  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Historic sites--Interpretive programs  Search this
Religion  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104438

Alixa Naff photographs of Europe, the Middle East and the Mediterranean and audio tapes on Mediterranean folklore

Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
28 Color prints
13 Sound tapes (open reel)
1,500 Slides (circa 1500 black & white and color slides)
300 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
1 Boxe (35 mm acetate negatives)
Culture:
Arabs  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color prints
Sound tapes
Slides
Prints
Photographs
Audiotapes
Place:
Lebanon
Turkey
Egypt
Greece
Syria
Spain
England
Date:
circa 1957-1972
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs taken by Alixa Naff between 1957 and the early 1970s on trips to England, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, and open reel audio tapes of interviews regarding Syrian-Lebanese folklore that Naff conducted in 1965 in the Lebanese Village of Rashaya al-Wadi. Comprising this collection are images of cities, structures, art, people, activities, and scenery, and two folders of Dr. Naff's notes relating to the recorded interviews. Photographic formats include 35mm slides, black and white prints, and 35mm negatives. Naff annotated many of the slide mounts or verso of prints with descriptions and identifications.
Biographical Note:
Alixa Naff began collecting Arab folklore in 1962 when she visited 16 communities in the U.S. and eastern Canada. After earning her MA and PhD, she taught at California State University, Chico, and at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Naff left academia in 1977 to research and collect material relating to the Arab immigrant experience (particularly Syrian and Lebanese immigrants from the turn of the 20th century). In 1984, with prompting from Richard Ahlborn, curator of the Smithsonian Institution Community Life Division (now the Department of Cultural Affairs), Naff donated her collection of Arab immigrant material. Naff eventually became the archivist of the "Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection", named in honor of her parents, at National Museum of American History Archives Center.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2011-02
Location of Other Archival Materials:
One reel of 8mm film of Zahle, Lebanon was donated with this collection. It has been relocated to the Human Studies Film Archives.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History holds the Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection and several other Naff accessions.
The National Anthropological Archives also holds a 1950 map of Cairo donated by Alixa Naff (MS 7449).
Restrictions:
Negatives are not available for viewing. Some restrictions on open reel audio tapes.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Art  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Photo Lot 2011-02, Alixa Naff photographs of Europe, the Middle East and the Mediterranean and audio tapes on Mediterranean folklore, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2011-02
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3be427039-b94d-4f46-8703-70e2862f3a04
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2011-02

Washington, D.C.: It's Our Home

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Washington, D.C.: It's Our Home was a program rich with the memories and flourishing traditional practices of the city's fishermen, taxi and bus drivers, lawyers, dancers, activists, retirees, seamstresses, craftspeople, musicians, choirs, quartets, gardeners, poets, cooks, quilters, and rappers, from east of the Anacostia River to west of Rock Creek Park. Washington, D.C., is a city of refuge and advocacy for the marginalized peoples of our nation and the world, and participants helped visitors see the social, cultural, and political context for their folklife practices. More than 45 researchers from community institutions and universities in the District worked for over a year and compiled cultural documentation on hundreds of potential Festival participants. Then they tackled the ticklish task of making a coherent statement about their multi-faceted city. A few examples illustrate what they found and chose to present on the National Mall.

Soccer, for example, offers windows to connections and community. New immigrants to Washington often search for soccer teams from home. Each week Washington's parks host a small contest between nations, from Trinidad to Korea and Ethiopia. Spectators cook and share traditional foods, play music, and dance, transforming these games into celebrations. Long-time Washingtonians have grown to love soccer as well, and the city has nurtured its own legendary players and coaches, clinics and camps, styles, language, and new generations of players.

Washington, D.C., residents are also enthusiastic participants in and spectators of numerous parades and processions throughout the year. Caribbean Carnival, Gay Pride, Chinese New Year, Unifest, Halloween, the Cherry Blossom, and inaugural parades and Good Friday processions are examples of lively celebratory events that take place on city streets. Participants in those celebrations spend countless hours in detailed planning and preparation to create the delicate balance between artistic style and performance. Spectators interact with performers as this unpredictable form of dynamic street theater pulsates through city neighborhoods. Folklife Festival visitors could enjoy both the celebrations themselves and the behind-the-scenes preparations.

The program also honored community life and civic action, including the memories of the neighborhoods that people built as safe spaces from discrimination, and others that people lost through urban renewal and relocation. Participants described the city's long tradition of human rights activism, and they shared the songs, arts, stories, icons, rituals, and memorabilia that have enlivened this tradition.

Go-go, Washington's indigenous music, may be the quintessential urban music, all percussion and beat, pulsing from garbage can lids, plastic buckets, homemade drums, cowbells, bass guitar, and saxophone, drawing audiences into passionate call-and-response as they identify the neighborhoods where they live. As musicians, deejays, dancers, stylists, instrument builders, and fans make this music, they also communicate its deep and complex roots in African American musical styles, the history of live musical gatherings in the city, and the pride of place expressed in a musical tradition that begins with meager material resources.

Marianna Blagburn, Michael McBride, Brett Williams, and John Franklin were Curators, and Ivy Young was Program Coordinator. Program Area Organizers were: Gabriel Benn (spoken word), Tom Blagburn (basketball), Sally Gifford (social justice dialogues), Lisa Pegram (spoken word), and Lauren Rogers (reunions). Marianna Blagburn and Brett Williams were Research Coordinators.

The program was produced in collaboration with the D. C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Major support was provided by the Government of the District of Columbia, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, The D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission, Hilton Hotels Corporation, The Dunn and Bradstreet Corporation, The Meyer Foundation, The Washington Post, Chevy Chase Bank, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, IBM, and the Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Funds. Additional support was provided by the D.C. Humanities Council; the Blum Kovler Foundation; Program in African American Culture, Division of Cultural History, National Museum of American History; and SPOT Image Corporation.
Researchers:
Lois E. Adams, Diane A. Bacote, Candace Barnes, Sue Barnes, Gabriel C. Benn, Toni Blackman, Tom Blagburn, Iley Brown II, James Brown, Jr., P J. Brownlee, Camilla Bryce-Laporte, Anika Collins, Evelyn Curenton, Sandy Dang, Anna De Fina, Jane Flegel, Christopher Flores, Paul Gardullo, Lilo Gonzales, Alan Hersker, Sherri Lawson-Clark, William Mabry, Atiba Madyun, Angie Manzano, Susie McFadden-Resper, Melinda Michels, Lisa Pegram, Jemima Pierre, Kishanna Poteat, Rose Powhatan, Mingo Roberts, Elizabeth Sheehan, Danette Sokocich, Pallavi Thakur, Michael Twitty, Nilda Villalta, Sheila Wise, Yohannes Zeleke
Presenters:
Gabriel Benn, Kai Blagburn, Rahman Branch, Camilla Bryce-Laporte, Kenny Carroll, Anna DeFina, Robert Fry, Howard Gassaway, Jordan Graye, Marjorie Hunt, Philippa Jackson, Linda Lee, Beverly Lindsay, Diana N'Diaye, Lisa Pegram, Mingo Roberts, Sheila Roberts, Ryan Rodríguez, Stephen Syphax, Michael Twitty, Nilda Villalta, David Wang, Brian Williams
Participants:
CRAFT TRADITIONS

James Brown, fiber artist

Daughters of Dorcas -- Daughters of DorcasViola Canady, quilterRaymond Dobard, quilter

Veronica DeNegri, -- arpilleras -- maker

Videlbina Flores-Fitch, piñata maker

Carlos Gomez, -- berimbau -- maker

Iola Hall, basket weaver

Brian Hamilton, stained glass maker

Alfredo Herrera, woodcarver

Lafayette Elementary School Quilters -- Lafayette Elementary School QuiltersJory BaroneKathy ByrdEdith JicklingJane McIntyre

Patrick Plunkett, stone carver

Vilma Quintanilla, quinceañera dress maker

Francisco Rigores, drum maker

Andy Seferlis, stone carver

Constantine Seferlis, stone carver

Mamo Tessema, potter

Rome Yetbarek, basket weaver

DANCE TRADITIONS

African Heritage Drummers and Dancers

Andrew Cacho African Drummers and Dancers

International Capoeira Angola Foundation -- International Capoeira Angola FoundationSheryll AldredChandra BrownSkher BrownHahnhuynh Armando DrakeCarlos GomezKojo JohnsonGabriela MandolesiCobra MansaSaadika MooreFrancisco Bermudez MoralesGege PoggiSylvia RobinsonAmina Malik SantemuKevin WilsonAyende Youmans

Poetry in Motion -- Poetry in MotionLarry BarronCharles BrownLevet Brown, Jr.Antonio F. BrutonSarah L. CrawleyRenee FinkleyGloria GoodeClinton J. GreenGary HolmesMary D. HopkinsGrace Little, vocalsJames OnqueCrystal P. ThompsonMell L. WalkerWarren E. WashingtonAnthony Yancey

KanKouran West African Dance Company

Smooth & E-Z Hand Dancing -- Smooth & E-Z Hand DancingMichael AshtonKermit BanksLawrence BradfordLarry BrownNovella CampbellKathi DavisVictor HowardJoy HunterVirginia IrbyMary JohnsonB.J. JonesLawrence LindseyDelores MavritteRonald MooreJoseph NelsonGregory OwensCarlyle PrinceCynthia SpignerGerald Woodfork

Step Afrika! -- Step Afrika!Darrius GourdineGenia MorganDavid MyersKirsten SmithBrian WilliamsPaul Woodruff

SECULAR MUSIC TRADITONS

Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation -- Archie Edwards Blues Heritage FoundationMichael E. Baytop, guitar, harmonica, vocalsNapoleon Brundage, harmonicaEleanor Ellis, guitar, vocalsResa Gibbs, vocalsJeff Glassey, harmonicaNeal Harpe, guitar, vocalsDavid Jackson, guitar, bass, vocalsNeal Johnson, guitar, vocalsSteve Levine, harmonicaThorin O'Neil, guitarJesse Palidofsky, keyboardMiles Spicer, guitar, drums, vocalsRichard "Mr. Bones" Thomas, bonesDion Thompson, guitarJoe Wabon, guitar, vocalsN.J. Warren, guitar, vocals

Michelle Banks, Quique Aviles, and Friends

the blueshounds -- the blueshoundsChris Dean, bassBarbara Jackson, lead vocalsNick Martin, keyboardsTony Rakusin, guitarBarry Turner, drums

Big Hillbilly Bluegrass -- Big Hillbilly BluegrassMike Marceau, bassTad Marks, fiddleBob Perilla, guitar, vocalsDick Smith, banjo, mandolin

Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers -- Chuck Brown and the Soul SearchersChuck Brown, guitar, vocalsBrad Clement, trumpetGlen Ellis, bassRobert Green, congasJuJu House, drumsBrian Mills, saxophoneSherrie Mitchell, keyboard

D.C.'s Finest -- D.C.'s FinestAvon Barbour, vocalsRichard Collins, vocalsJoe Herndon, vocalsDeane Larkins, vocalsReamer Shedrick, vocals

Davey Yarborough Band

Fugazi -- FugaziBrendan Canty, drumsJoe Lally, bassIan MacKaye, guitar, vocalsGuy Picciotto, guitar, vocals

Nicki Gonzalez Band -- Nicki Gonzalez BandMarc Capponi, pianoIra Gonzalez, bassNicki Gonzalez, vocalsSrdjan Kolacevich, guitarJay Tobey, drums

Image Band -- Image BandPeter Aimable, tromboneJohn Georges, trumpetEric Hamm, lead vocalsDarryle Jones, saxophoneAdrian Laldee, bassMarge Lawrence, lead vocalsJoe Louis, guitarClaude Richards, trumpetLaughton Sargeant, keyboard, vocals

In Process... -- In Process...Tia Ade, vocalsNketia Agyeman, vocalsPaula Pree, vocalsPamela Rogers, vocals

LaJazz -- LaJazzBob Balthis, tromboneBhagwan, bassCliff Bigoney, trumpetPaul Hawkins, percussionDon Junker, trumpetTom Monroe, alto and tenor saxophone, fluteRudy Morales, bongosDarius Scott, pianoSam Turner, percussion

Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington, D.C. -- Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington, D.C.Ray Killian, music directorJill Strachan, general manager

Luci Murphy and Friends -- Luci Murphy and FriendsDarnell Bell, percussionSteve Jones, guitar, pianoLuci Murphy, vocalsRoger St. Vincent, electric bass, vocals

Memphis Gold -- Memphis GoldTony Fraizo, rhythm guitarMorris Freeman, drumsMemphis Gold, guitar, vocalsLorenzo Johnson, congasCharlie Sayles, harmonicaRobert Seymore, keyboardCharles Soleman, bass

Rare Essence -- Rare EssenceMichael Baker, bassEric Butcher, percussionDonnell G. Floyd, Sr., rap, saxophoneAdebayo A. Folarin, vocalsDarrin Frazier, keyboardMilton Freeman, percussionKimberly Graham, vocalsByron Jackson, keyboardAnthony Johnson, lead guitarDerek Paige, trumpetMichael Smith, drumsKent Wood, keyboard

Rumisonko -- RumisonkoCarlos Arrien, kena, zampoña, charango, vocalsMariano Arrien, kena, zampoñaRene Dehega, guitar, vocalsAlberto Lora, kena, zampoña

Sin Miedo -- Sin MiedoAnna Mercedes Castrello, lead vocalsBrad Clements, trumpetRalph Eskenazi, timbalesSamuel Mungia, bassPatrick Noel, bongosDidier Prossaird, pianoGary Sosias, congas

Sweet Honey in the Rock -- Sweet Honey in the RockYsaye Maria Barnwell, vocalsNitanju Bolade Casel, vocalsAisha Kahlil, vocalsCarol Maillard, vocalsBernice Johnson Reagan, vocalsShirley Childress Saxton, ASL interpreter

Nap Turner

Youth Steel Band

D.C. Divas

Julia Nixon -- Julia NixonJulia Nixon, vocalsDavid Ylvisaker, piano

Bernice and Toshi Reagon -- Bernice and Toshi ReagonMichelle Lanchester, vocalsBernice Reagan, vocalsToshi Reagan, vocals, guitarYasmeen, vocals

SACRED MUSIC TRADITIONS

Barbara Gaskins -- Barbara GaskinsRoyce Bouknight, bassDeborah Delgado, vocalsBarbara Roy Gaskins, vocals, lead and rhythm guitarCharles Marvary, drumsKim Watson, vocals

B'nai Shalom Adult and Youth Choir

Cambodian Network Council - Cambodian Arts Project -- Cambodian Network Council - Cambodian Arts ProjectNatalie Chhuan, cymbals, dancerPhavann ChhuanRithy Chhuan, dancerThyda Chhuan, dancerBonnary Lek, dancerAmarind Sam, dancerChanmoly Sam, dancerLaksmi Sam, dancerMalene Sam, dancer

Cardozo High School Concert Choir

Carlton Burgess & Friends

Complete Praise

Rev. James Flowers and the Flowers Family Singers -- Rev. James Flowers and the Flowers Family SingersTommy Crosby, guitarReverend James N. Flowers, Jr., vocalsLizzy Flowers, vocalsMargaret L. Flowers, vocalsYolanda Flowers, vocalsMarie Hickson, vocalsDorothy McDowell, vocalsJerry Parker, keyboardsMargie Pickett, vocalsErma Reed-Flowers, vocalsMildred Scruggs, vocalsGeorge White, drumsTommy White, bass

Foundation Khadimou Rossoul, North America -- Foundation Khadimou Rossoul, North AmericaPape DiengCheikh KèbèMassaer SambKhidim SeckPape SeckAbdoulaye TambaEl Hadj ThiamMourtala Thiam

The Four Echoes -- The Four EchoesGeorge G. Blake, tenorWilliam Evans, lead vocalsJames Stein, baritoneGlen Taylor, lead guitar, vocals

Holy Comforter - St. Cyprian Catholic Church Gospel Choir -- Holy Comforter - St. Cyprian Catholic Church Gospel ChoirKenneth Louis, music director

Kings of Harmony - United House of Prayer for All Peoples

Keshet Chorale of the D.C. Jewish Community Center

Cantor Aaron Marcus

Reverb -- ReverbMike Brisco, vocalsChristopher Hunter, vocalsRussell Jeter Ill, vocalsSteve Langley, vocalsR. Bruce O'Neal, vocalsVictor Pinkney, vocals

Seven Sons -- Seven SonsJenny Andrews, vocalsLee Haley, drumsRev. James Hardy, vocalsNathan Jones, vocalsThomas Peterson, vocalsWardell Rogers, lead guitarGregory Young, bass

Washington Toho Koto Society -- Washington Toho Koto SocietyClaudia Clark, kotoYuriko Gandol, kotoShuho Ishii, shakuhachiVera Land, kotoKyoko Okamoto, kotoRobert Preston, shakuhachiSachiko Smith, shamisen, kotoJohn Welsh, shakuhachi

The Wright Singers -- The Wright SingersPatricia Bryant, vocalsElizabeth Hunter-Williams, vocalsLaShawn Rembert, vocalsJaqueline Richardson, vocalsEureka Robinson, vocalsFannie White, vocalsLeavia Wright, vocals

FOODWAYS TRADITIONS

Roberta Baietti, Northern Italian cooking

Edith Ballou, African-American cooking

Diana Celarosi, Central, Southern Italian cooking

Liberata Ehimba, Senegalese cooking

Patricia Giles, African-American cooking

Rabbi Hayyim, Sephardic cooking

Columbus Jones, fish fry

Jodie Kassorla, Sephardic cooking

Lillia Knight, Panamanian cooking

Henry Lieu, Chinese cooking

Hala Maksoud, Arab-American cooking

Alpheus Mathis, African-American cooking

Ester Muhammad, African-American cooking

Rashida Muhammad, African-American cooking

Joan Nathan, Jewish cooking

Hai Nguyen, Vietnamese cooking

Mildred Palm, African-American cooking

Charles Reindorf, Ghanaian cooking

Dwane Ricketts, Jamaican cooking

Yvonne St. Hill, Panamanian cooking

Maria Luisa Sylos-Labini, Northern Italian cooking

Sing Tam, Chinese cooking

Ester Treviño, Salvadoran cooking

Taye Wogederes, Ethiopian cooking

Dorothy Young, African-American cooking

Bruno Zara, Central Italian cooking

Christina Zara, Central Italian cooking

GARDENING TRADITIONS

Diane Dale

Patricia Giles

Pride Heitt

Columbus Jones

Frieda Murray

Judy Tiger

SOCIAL JUSTICE TRADITIONS

Judith Bauer

Dorothy Brizill

Carl Cole

Sandy Dang

Lori Dodson

Alfred Dudley

Bernice Fonteneau

Pat Hawkins

George LaRoche

Julius Lofton

Ignatius Mason

Phil Ogilvie

Mark Richards

Maurice Shorter

Kathryn Sinzinger

Larry Smith

John C. Snipes

Ivan Walk

Karen Zachary

SPOKEN, WRITTEN, RHYTHMIC WORD TRADITIONS

D.C. National Teen Slam Team -- D.C. National Teen Slam TeamHenry ArangoKenneth CarrollIsaac ColonJabari ExumOkechukwu lwealaLarry RobertsonLauren Wyatt

Jane Alberdeston

Quique Avilés

Racquel Brown

Grace Cavalieri

Kyra Garrett

Infinite Loop -- Infinite LoopChi Garden

Heady -- HeadyBrandon JohnsonKamaylaErnesto MercerE. Ethelbert MillerTerrance Nicholson

Opus Akoben -- Opus AkobenBlack IndianKokayiSub-Z

Orphyx -- OrphyxLisa PegramTiffany Thompson

Po-Emcees -- Po-EmceesDarrell PerryPatrick Washington

DJ Renegade

Rhyme Deferred -- Rhyme DeferredPsalmayene 24

Silvana Straw

Henry Taylor

Eleanor Traylor

Laurie Tsang

Fong Sai U

Unspoken Heard -- Unspoken HeardMichael AbbottAsheruBlue BlackRahman Branch

SPORT AND GAME TRADITITONS

Joe Lewis Abney

Wil Atkins

Jim "Bad News" Barnes

Bobby Bennett

Theo Brooks

Phil Chenier

Mark Chisolm

Betty Cleeg

Andrew Dyer

Richard Evans

Steve Francis

Barbara Garcia

Sonny Hill

Saleem Hylton

Brenda Jackson

Roy Jefferson

Andrew Johnson

George Johnson

Sam Jones

Andre Jordan

Lamont Jordan

Carver Leech

Dr. George Logan-El

Butch McAdams

Bill McCaffrey

Jimmy McLain

Thurston McLain

Mike McLeese

Lenny Moore

George Nock

Wanda Oates

Soya Proctor

Michael Smith

Betsy Stockard

Marty Tapscott

Tony Watkins

Christie Winters

Willie Wood

Jimmy Wright

WATERWAYS TRADITIONS

Anacostia Watershed Society

Sheila Brennan

Roger Legerwood, boat builder

Bob Martin, boat builder
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: 2000 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2000, Series 5
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2000 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5266f0af9-f647-4619-90fb-c7565eb2c485
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2000-ref39

Musics of Struggle

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Musical performances can be a part of social movements in a number of different ways. From marked silence through the revival of old musical forms to the composition of new genres, musical performances have both expressed and created feelings of community, have defined central concerns and aspirations, knit small communities together and projected messages to large international audiences. Music can be an effective resource for social movements because of the variety of ways it can be used - with subtlety or bluntness - and its ability to be heard in spite of censorship. Forged, transformed, and even abandoned in the crucible of struggle, music is part of the complex web of sounds and signs with which we experience and make history.

In the Musics of Struggle program, Fesival visitors could learn how different communities, in the United States and abroad, used traditional music, song, chant, and movement to make their voices heard. Recent years had seen profound changes in the social order resulting from mobilizations of popular support. Traditional music had taken on a dramatic, culturally dynamic role in some of these mobilizations. Old songs and tunes newly recontextualized or revalorized provided a link between the continuity of the past and the challenge of the present. Sometimes forgotton was how powerful could be music that articulates a sense of moral purpose and moves a community, a people, or a nation to transform itself. The 1990 program demonstrated just that power to transform, with performances ranging from the songs of the Freedom Singers to the chants, in sign language, of students in Gallaudet's 1988 "Deaf President Now" Movement.

Jacquelin Peters was Curator and Anthony Seeger was Program Consultant; Arlene L. Reiniger served as Program Assistant and Lori Taylor as Song Collection Coordinator.

Musics of Struggle was made possible, in part, by the Music Performance Trust Funds, the Inter-American Foundation, and the Arab American Cultural Foundation.
Presenters:
Barry Bergey, Nahida Dajani, Amy Horowitz, Merhdad Izady, Worth Long, Mick Moloney, Menzi Plaatje, Maria Isabel Prieto
Participants:
Participants

Agustin Lira & "Alma", Chicano Music

David Gomez, percussion, Fresno, California

Agustin Lira, rhythm guitar, lead vocals, Fresno, California

Mike Madrigal, upright bass, Redwood City, California

Harold Muñiz, congas, timbales, Sacramento, California

Ismael Rodriguez, percussion, vocals, Oakland, California

Patricia Wells Solórzano, guitar, vocals, Fresno, California

"Deaf President Now", Movement Music of the Hearing Impaired

Bridgetta Bourne, storytelling, Walkersville, Maryland

Gerald Covell, storytelling, Washington, D.C.

Mary Malzkuhn, storytelling, New Carrollton, Maryland

Barbara Riggs, storytelling, Greenbelt, Maryland

Steve Ryan, storytelling, College Park, Maryland

Feria Educativa, Quichua Music

Carlos Ajitimbay Cruz, 1961-, cuerdas, percussion, Riobamba, Ecuador

María Natividad Ajitimbay Cruz, guitar, vocals, Riobamba, Ecuador

Juan Pablo Aucancela, cuerdas, percussion, Riobamba, Ecuador

José Manuel León Bastidas, percussion, guitar, charango, Riobamba, Ecuador

Victor Manuel León Bastidas, cuerdas, percussion, Riobamba, Ecuador

Manuel Morochco Gualán, cuerdas, viento, percussion, Riobamba, Ecuador

Pedro Pablo Cayambe Morocho, viento, cuerdas, percussion, Riobamba, Ecuador

Paula Paca Simbaña, percussion, vocals, Riobamba, Ecuador

Freedom Singers, Music of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

Bettie Mae Fikes, vocals, tambourine, Carson, California

Rutha Harris, vocals, tambourine, Albany, Georgia

Charles Neblett, vocals, tambourine, Russellville, Kentucky

Cordell Hull Reagon, 1943-1996, vocals, tambourine, Berkeley, California

Hazel Dickens & Friends, U.S. Coal Miners' Music

Tom Adams, banjo, Westminster, Maryland

Dudley Connell, guitar, Germantown, Maryland

Hazel Dickens, guitar, vocals, Washington, D.C.

Tad Marks, fiddle, Ellicott City, Maryland

Dave McLaughlin, 1958-, mandolin, Winchester, Virginia

Barry Mitterhoff, mandolin, Paterson, New Jersey

Richard Underwood, 1956-, banjo, Rockville, Maryland

Marshall Wilborn, bass, Winchester, Virginia

Earl Yager, bass, Codorus, Pennsylvania

Irish Music

Frank Harte, vocals, Chapelizod, Dublin

Mick Moloney, guitar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Israeli Music

Sarah Alexander, 1942-, accordion, guitar, vocals, Paris, France

Kurdish Music

Temo Ezzadin, tambour, vocals, Paris, France

Sabreen, Palestinian Music

Yacoub Abou Arafeh, percussion, Jerusalem, Israel

Issa Freij, guitar, Jerusalem, Israel

Kamilya Jubran, vocals, zither, Jerusalem, Israel

Said Murad, composer, lute, Jerusalem, Israel

Raed Saadeh, manager, Jerusalem, Israel

Odeh Turjman, bouzouki, Jerusalem, Israel

South African Double Quartet Music

Sipho Bavuma, idiophone, vocals, Jersey City, New Jersey

Linda Bukhosini, idiophone, vocals, New York, New York

Jerry Mofokeng, idiophone, vocals, New York, New York

Tsepo Mokane, idiophone, vocals, New York, New York

Thandi Pase, idiophone, vocals, New York, New York

Sizakele Mtimkulu Seheri, idiophone, vocals, New York, New York

Silindile Sokutu, idiophone, vocals, New York, New York

Mbongiseni "Champ" Tshabalala, idiophone, vocals, Jersey City, New Jersey

Carolanne Carawan, workshops, New Market, Tennessee

Guy Carawan, workshops, New Market, Tennessee
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: 1990 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1990, Series 2
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5642ebd8b-20b8-48dc-80c2-4457245c5586
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1990-ref18

Festival Recordings: Cultural Conservation Plaza: Multilingualism in American Society; Chinese Dance

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Cultural Conservation Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Performer:
Atwell, Helen Mohammed, 1934-2003  Search this
Abusalah, Samiha  Search this
Phimmakaysone, Vath, 1940-  Search this
Yuen, Margaret, 1952-  Search this
Fung, Shu-Min, 1941-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
analog.
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Arab Americans  Search this
Chinese Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Lebanon
Michigan
Laos
Maryland
China
New York
Date:
1987 July 2
Contents:
Samiha Abusalah, Helen Atwell, Chou Chang, Carol Compton, Vath Phimmakaysone; Cui Shu-Min, Mei-Jiun Mai, Margaret Yuen, Ngan Hang Tung Multilingualism In American Society; Chinese Dance 3 Of 5
Track Information:
101 Multilingualism in American Society / Helen Mohammed Atwell, Samiha Abusalah, Vath Phimmakaysone.

102 Chinese Dance / Margaret Yuen, Shu-Min Fung.
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0318
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 2, 1987.
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:
Oral history  Search this
Dance  Search this
Ethnicity  Search this
language  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-0318
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: Cultural Conservation and Languages: America's Many Voices / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk53ffc1d78-4e38-43c2-9fdd-dee179f13d1e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref1418

Audio Log Sheets

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Michigan / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59897f732-c285-41ec-8993-78083d5dac93
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref1454
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Festival Recordings: Michigan Narrative Stage: Michigan Fiddling; Lore of the Lure; Migration to Michigan

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Michigan Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Performer:
Raber, Les, 1911-2000  Search this
Gifford, Paul  Search this
Lunning, Damien  Search this
Stewart, Elman, 1913-1999  Search this
Wicks, Jim  Search this
Baraka, Amnah  Search this
Atwell, Helen Mohammed, 1934-2003  Search this
Abusalah, Samiha  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
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Michigan
Hastings (Mich.)
McMillan (Mich.)
Mio (Mich.)
Alpena (Mich.)
Palestine
Lebanon
Dearborn (Mich.)
Date:
1987 July 1
Contents:
Les Raber, Paul Gifford; Jim Wicks, Damien Lunning, Elman "Bud" Stewart; Helen Atwell, Amnah Baraka, Samiha Abusalah, Moshin Elgabri Michigan Fiddling; Lore Of The Lure; Migration To Michigan 1 Of 4
Track Information:
101 Michigan Fiddling / Les Raber, Paul Gifford. Fiddle,Dulcimer.

102 Lore of the Lure / Damien Lunning, Elman Stewart, Jim Wicks.

103 Migration to Michigan / Amnah Baraka, Helen Mohammed Atwell, Samiha Abusalah.
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0274
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 1, 1987.
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:
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Storytelling -- Michigan  Search this
Violin  Search this
Dulcimer  Search this
Fishing lures -- Design and construction  Search this
Trapping  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Needlework  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Migration  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-0274
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Michigan / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5f7203dd7-8bcf-4995-a42e-444280be2927
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref791

Festival Recordings: Michigan Narrative Stage: Migration to Michigan; Michigan Fiddling; Ethnicity and Craft

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Michigan Program 1987 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Performer:
Atwell, Helen Mohammed, 1934-2003  Search this
Elgabri, Mohsin  Search this
Abusalah, Samiha  Search this
White, Bill  Search this
Raber, Les, 1911-2000  Search this
Gifford, Paul  Search this
Klein, Arnold, Jr.  Search this
Pietila, Gust, 1906-1999  Search this
Baker, Jim  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
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Michigan
Dearborn (Mich.)
Lebanon
Palestine
Hastings (Mich.)
Bruce Crossing (Mich.)
Hamtramck (Mich.)
Ukraine
Netherlands
Date:
1987 July 4
Contents:
Helen Atwell, Samiha Abusalah, Mohsin Elgabri; Paul Gifford, Les Raber, Bill White; Gust Pietila, Arnold Klein, Jim Baker Migration To Michigan, Michigan Fiddling; Ethnicity And Craft 1 Of 4
Track Information:
101 Migration to Michigan / Helen Mohammed Atwell, Mohsin Elgabri, Samiha Abusalah.

102 Michigan Fiddling / Bill White, Les Raber, Paul Gifford. Fiddle,Dulcimer.

103 Ethncity and Craft / Arnold, Jr. Klein, Gust Pietila, Jim Baker.
Local Numbers:
FP-1987-CT-0282
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 4, 1987.
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:
Oral history  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Violin  Search this
Dulcimer  Search this
Needlework  Search this
Migration  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Sleighs  Search this
Shoemakers  Search this
Egg decoration  Search this
Embroidery  Search this
Tools -- Design and construction  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-0282
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Michigan / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5c6cfb946-9f97-4bc1-9727-822fae3723dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref799

Register for the 2015 National Youth Summit on the War on Poverty

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Interviews
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-04-08T17:14:53.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_XCoFHj3lbhI

Arab American Collection - Fundraising, 1993-1994

Container:
Box 5 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-193, National Museum of American History, Archives Center, Chair Records
See more items in:
Chair Records
Chair Records / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-193-refidd1e1558

Arab American Collection - Alixa Naff, 1985-1994

Container:
Box 5 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-193, National Museum of American History, Archives Center, Chair Records
See more items in:
Chair Records
Chair Records / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-193-refidd1e1569

Arab American Collection - Alixa Naff, 1994-1997

Container:
Box 5 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-193, National Museum of American History, Archives Center, Chair Records
See more items in:
Chair Records
Chair Records / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-193-refidd1e1580

National Association of Arab Americans

Subseries Creator:
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Container:
Box 277
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982 January 21
Scope and Contents note:
Job Number: 19260
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number / Scurlock client negatives: N - Nys
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83545108f-c417-4ea3-aa5b-76e29465bdff
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-05-ref51426

Belly Dance, USA: Music, Movement, and Arab-American Communities

Publisher:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Topic:
Music  Search this
Social Studies  Search this
World History  Search this
Performing Arts  Search this
Middle East  Search this
Belly dance  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Typical age range 12-14  Search this
Typical age range 14-16  Search this
Typical age range 16-18  Search this
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_4224

National Youth Summit: The 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides

Creator:
Smithsonian Affiliates  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-01-24T19:20:22.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNeighbor
Data Source:
Smithsonian Affiliates
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNeighbor
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_46zmS4CsNAQ

Arab American National Museum Video Tour

Creator:
Smithsonian Affiliates  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2009-10-30T16:15:06.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNeighbor
Data Source:
Smithsonian Affiliates
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNeighbor
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_wN941Ns5kJo

Kudos Affiliates!! August 2021

Creator:
Smithsonian Affiliates  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 03 Aug 2021 13:43:04 +0000
Topic:
Exhibition  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Affiliations
Data Source:
Smithsonian Affiliates
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_2789a6730f59832ecce37fd6fceaa3d4

Year End Kudos!

Creator:
Smithsonian Affiliates  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 20:58:29 +0000
Topic:
Exhibition  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Affiliations
Data Source:
Smithsonian Affiliates
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_5420f3bea3dda09fd15d47600ea6d940

Kudos Affiliates!! November 2021

Creator:
Smithsonian Affiliates  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 28 Oct 2021 20:06:06 +0000
Topic:
Exhibition  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Affiliations
Data Source:
Smithsonian Affiliates
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_c716dae9d00a6f7515515bcdd76602b7

Kudos Affiliates!! February 2022

Creator:
Smithsonian Affiliates  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:02:40 +0000
Topic:
Exhibition  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Affiliations
Data Source:
Smithsonian Affiliates
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_fd5f3c438f41b46570ad4e3821b96c89

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