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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan

Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Japanese tea ceremony  Search this
Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912  Search this
Shōken, Empress, consort of Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1850-1914  Search this
Extent:
616 Items (approximate count)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mammoth plates
Photographs
Photograph albums
Stereographs
Cartes-de-visite
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Japan -- 1890-1900
Kyoto (Japan)
Tokyo (Japan)
Yokohama-shi (Japan)
Date:
1860 - ca. 1900
Scope and Contents:
Assembled by collectors Dr. Henry D. Rosin and Nancy Rosin to document nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century photography of Japan. Includes albumen prints, portions handcolored, some signed and numbered in the negative. Taken by photographers Felice Beato (b. ca. 1825), Baron Raimon von Stillfried (1938-1911), Kusakabe Kimbei (active 1880s), Ueno Hikoma (1838-1904), Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) and unknown photographers to depict architecture, landscapes, formal studio portraits, and daily activities.
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically by the creators.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry and Nancy Rosin were collectors of Japanese photography of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.35
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Ainu  Search this
Photography of women  Search this
Streets -- Japan  Search this
Temples -- Japan  Search this
Samurai  Search this
Sumo wrestlers  Search this
Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Mammoth plates
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Photograph albums
Stereographs -- 1860-1900
Cartes-de-visite
Photographic prints
Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35
See more items in:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-35
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The 'Miyako-odori' dancing in Kioto

Publisher:
Tamamura, Kozaburo, 1856-19??  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
3 Photographic prints (Album 2, page 18, hand coloring, image 24 x 19.2 cm.; on mount 30.5 x 38.5 cm)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Triptychs
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[After 1872]
Scope and Contents:
An assortment of musicians and dancers perform upon tatami mats in front of a painted folding screen.
Item is a triptych, consisting of three panels.
Full title reads, The 'Miyako-odori' dancing in Kioto, which is very peculiar in Japan, is opened for about a month in April, every year; the dancers and musicians are most famous dancing and singing girls in Kioto. The photos show their charming figures as they were taken in the same manner.
The Miyako-odori, or Cherry Blossom Dance, is performed by top geishas and maikos every April in Kyoto. The Miyako-odori, begun in 1872, was meant to alleviate the gloominess and depression following the great capital switch, when Kyoto was replaced by Tokyo as the new capital of Japan. This dance also serves as an opportunity for ordinary people to witness top-class geisha and maiko performances usually reserved for the elite of society.
Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
R360, R361, R362 (Rosin Number).

FSA A1999.35 360-362
General:
Forms part of Rosin album number 2. Page 18.
Included in an album produced by the studio of Tamamura Kozaburo.
Title taken from print.
Title printed on bottom of print.
Album Information:
rosinalbum2 018
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Ornamental combs  Search this
Geishas  Search this
Fashion -- Japan  Search this
Kimonos  Search this
Shamisen  Search this
Hairstyles -- Japan  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Musicians -- 19th century -- Japan  Search this
Screens -- Japan  Search this
Women dancers  Search this
Women -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Triptychs
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 360-362
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan / Series FSA A1999.35 A2: Photo album from the studio of Tamamura
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref524
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[Three dancing women]

Publisher:
Tamamura, Kozaburo, 1856-19??  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (Album 2, page 29, hand coloring, image 24 x 19.2 cm.; on mount 30.5 x 38.5 cm)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Three dancing women with painted folding screen in background.
Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
R373 (Rosin Number).

FSA A1999.35 373
General:
Forms part of Rosin album number 2. Page 29.
Included in an album produced by the studio of Tamamura Kozaburo.
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Album Information:
rosinalbum2 029
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Fashion -- Japan  Search this
Kimonos  Search this
Hairstyles -- Japan  Search this
Women dancers  Search this
Screens -- Japan  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Women -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 373
See more items in:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan / Series FSA A1999.35 A2: Photo album from the studio of Tamamura
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref535

[Children dressed as dancers]

Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Photographic print, hand coloring, 18.5 x 23.7 cm.)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Scope and Contents:
Five children dressed as dancers, with gold head ornaments and white makeup.
Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
R392 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 392
General:
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Occupation:
Dancers  Search this
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Children -- Japan  Search this
Costumes  Search this
headgear  Search this
Girls -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 392
See more items in:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-35-ref566

Catalogue of the Kimbei Photographic Studio

Creator:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934 (studio operator)  Search this
Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Photographer:
Kusakabe, Kimbei, 1841-1934  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Booklet (40 pages)
Type:
Archival materials
Booklets
Catalogs
Photographs
Place:
Asia
Japan
Date:
[1880-1900]
Scope and Contents:
Printed catalog of the Kimbei Studio in Yokohama, one of the leading commercial studios in Japan in the mid and late Meiji period. The catalog is divided by Costumes (mostly studio portraits and assemblages), and then by scenic regions. The catalog has extensive annotations in pencil and red ink.
Biographical / Historical:
Born to a family of textile merchants in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Kusakabe Kimbei moved to Yokohama in 1859. Although unclear, Kusakabe apprenticed under either Felice Beato and/or Raimond von Stillfried. Kimbei managed a studio in Yokohama, first at Bentendori until 1881, then later at Honchodori. His photo studio catered primarily to visiting foreigners.
Local Numbers:
R478 (Rosin Number)

FSA A1999.35 478
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Photography -- Japan  Search this
Photography -- Studios and dark rooms -- 19th century  Search this
Photography -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalogs
Photographs
Catalogs
Collection Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35, Item FSA A1999.35 478
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Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Bella Lewitzky scrapbook, 1937-1950

Creator:
Lewitzky, Bella, 1916-2004  Search this
Lewitzky, Bella, 1916-2004  Search this
Subject:
Horton, Lester  Search this
Federal Theater Project (Calif.)  Search this
Topic:
Ballet  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9439
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211637
AAA_collcode_lewibell
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211637

Tinka Tarver papers, 1973-1983

Creator:
Tarver, Tinka, 1932-  Search this
Tarver, Tinka, 1932-  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9993
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212779
AAA_collcode_tarvtink
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212779

Bermuda Connections

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Approaching Bermuda by air or sea, one notices first that the isles are opulently landscaped and impeccably adorned with lush gardens and pastel architecture. For its 300,000 yearly visitors and 60,000 islanders alike it is a land that is small in area but rich in culture. Bermuda is at once a geographic place and cultural space - a creation of human enterprise, artistry, and effort.

Bermuda's local culture grew out of the island's strategic location. From its very early settlement this tiny archipelago was a central navigational landmark between the British lsles, mainland America, the Caribbean, and later the Azores. Patterns of travel and exchange have continued to rejuvenate the cultural fabric of the island colony. These patterns have been a source of material goods, population, and culture. People, ideas, and goods, along with music, foods, and other forms of culture, flow out and back from Bermuda with the regularity of the ocean tides. Bermudian folklife is the creative, pragmatic, and unique fusion of these cosmopolitan trends - a fusion that was vividly on display to visitors at the 2001 Festival.

Bermudians value the resourcefulness with which they turn circumstances to their own use. In keeping with their perception of constant risk yet relative good fortune, they are realists, opportunists, and yet careful to acknowledge divine providence (there are more local religious establishments per person than most places in the world). They endeavor to use every resource; to watch what and who enters and leaves the island; to foster, nurture, and manage connections between family and community. They maintain clear borders between insiders and outsiders. These values permeate Bermudian experience. Bermudian culture shapes the island, and the island shape Bermudian culture. Festival visitors could share in this Bermudian experience, if only for a few hours, as it was transported to the National Mall for two weeks during the Festival.

Diana Baird N'Diaye was Curator, with Jackie Aubrey as Program Coordinator for Bermuda, and Yulette George as Program Coordinator for the U.S. The Bermuda Coordinating Committee included: Heather Whalen, Cultural Affairs Officer; Geneva Humdy-Woodley, Development and Sponsorship Relations; Linda Smith, Public Relations.

An Advisory Roundtable included: Charlotte Andrews, Johnny Barnes, R. Bruce Barritt, Jolene Bean, Geoff Bell, Joanne Brangman, Gary Burgess, Alan Burland, The Hon. Dale Butler, J.P., M.P., Karen Cabral, Colin Campbell, George Cook, Eddy DeMello, Connie Dey, Caroldey Douglas, Llewellyn Emery, Richard Fell, Glenn Fubler, Eloise Furbert, LaVerne Furbert, Sylvie Gervais, Joe Gibbons, Jennifer Gray, Joyce D. Hall, Edward Harris, Randolph Hayward, Carol Hill, Eva Hodgson, Sharon Jacobs, Elizabeth Kawaley, Ed Kelly, Stanley Kennedy, Fanon Khaldun, Ronald Lightbourne, Elsie Martin, Clarence Maxwell, Florenz Webbe Maxwell, Conchita Ming, Frederick Ming, Marshall Minors, Beverley Morfitt, Stanley Oliver, Amanda Outerbridge, Elise Outerbridge, Graeme Outerbridge, John Payne, Shirley Pearman, Ira Phillip, M.B.E., J.P., Liz Pimental, Robert Pires, Patricia Pogson, Grace Rawlins, Anthony Richardson, Veronica Ross, Dennis Sherwin, Llewellyn Simmons, Senator Calvin Smith, James Smith, Mary Talbot, Ruth Thomas, Shangri-La Durham Thompson, James Tucker, Yvona Vujacic, Jack Ward, Mary Winchell, and James Zuill.

The program was produced in partnership with the Bermuda Government Departments of Community and Cultural Affairs within the Ministry of the Environment, Development & Opportunity and The Bermuda Connections Smithsonian Folk life Festival Charitable Trust. The Leadership Committee was chaired by The Honourable Terry E. Lister, J.P., M.P. Major contributors included the Bank of Bermuda Foundation, the Bermuda Hotel Association, BELCO, Cable a Wireless, Tyco International Ltd., ACE Limited, The Argus Group, and Centre Solutions. Major in-kind support was provided by the Bermuda Container Line, the Bermuda Hotel Association, Appleby, Spurling a Kempe, Bermuda Export Sea Transfer, Stevedoring Services, XL Capital Ltd., and Deloitte & Touche.
Researchers, Presenters, and Curatorial Committee:
Marcelle Beach, Bonnie Exell, Rawle Frederick, Joe Gibbons, Nan Godet, Ronald Lightbourne, Diana Lynn, Florenz Webbe Maxwell, Elizabeth Pedro, Gary Phillips, Patricia Phillips, Robert Pires, Llewellen Simmons, Ruth Thomas, Lynne Thorne, James Tucker, Joy Wilson Tucker, Cynthia Vidaurri, Shirley White, James Ziral, John Zuill, William Zuill
Presenters:
Jolene Bean, Llewellyn Emery, Bonnie Exell, Rawle Fredrick, Joe Gibbons, Nan Godet, Randy Horton, Ron Lightbourne, Fred Ming, Elizabeth Pedro, Gary Phillips, Patricia Phillips, Llewellyn Simmons, Vejay Steede, Ruth Thomas, Lynne Thorne, James Tucker, Joy Wilson Tucker, Judith Wadson, Shirley White
Participants:
Arts of the Sea

Chris Flook, specimen collector, Smith's, Bermuda

Lisa Haynes, Seagull racer, boat builder, Hamilton, Bermuda

Llewellyn Hollis, fisherman, Pembroke, Bermuda

Michael Hooper, model boat maker, Warwick, Bermuda

Nick Hutchings, diver, Somerset, Bermuda

Royle Kemp, sailor, Southampton, Bermuda

Anson Nash, boat builder, Bermuda

George Outerbridge, glass bottom boat guide, St. George's, Bermuda

Amanda Petty, Seagull racer, boat builder, Warwick, Bermuda

Andrew Petty, Seagull racer, Pembroke, Bermuda

Mike Tatem, fitted dinghy sailor, Sandys, Bermuda

Tim Ward, Seagull racer, boat builder, St. George's, Bermuda

Alexandra West, sail maker, repairer, Shelly Bay, Bermuda

Arts of the Land, Bermuda

Joanne Adams, herbalist, Southampton, Bermuda

Teddy Burgess, builder, Paget, Bermuda

Eddie Cattell, home gardener, Flatts, Bermuda

Tony DaCosta, builder, Bermuda

Coleridge Fubler, builder, Southampton, Bermuda

Randy Furbert, beekeeper, Crawl, Bermuda

Andre Hubbard, furniture maker, restorer, Flatts, Bermuda

Altino Lopes, builder, Paget, Bermuda

Larry Mills, builder, Southampton, Bermuda

Trevor Mills, builder, Southampton, Bermuda

Julian Van Lowe, builder, Warwick, Bermuda

Tom Wadson, farmer, Southampton, Bermuda

Elizabeth Wingate, ornamental home gardener, Warwick, Bermuda

Arts of Hospitality

Betty Grant, floral arranger, Bermuda

Jane Greene, guest house owner, manager, Southampton, Bermuda

Shawn Lekki, show bartender, Hamilton, Bermuda

Fred Ming, chef, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

Fernanda Pacheco, cook, St. David's, Bermuda

Muriel Richardson-Greaves, guest house manager, Pembroke, Bermuda

Laquita Trew, home baker, Somerset, Bermuda

Carvel Van Putten, bell captain, perfumer, Hamilton, Bermuda

Judith Wadson, foodways, Sandys, Bermuda

Shirley White, candy maker, Paget, Bermuda

Arts of Play

Matilda Caines, doll maker, Smith's, Bermuda

Judith James, teacher, children's games, Paget, Bermuda

Florenz Webbe Maxwell, storyteller, Warwick, Bermuda

Al Seymour, Jr., kite maker, Sandys, Bermuda

Al Seymour, Sr., kite maker, cricketer, Devonshire, Bermuda

Antoine Simons, kite maker, Somerset, Bermuda

Vincent Tuzo, kite maker, Paget, Bermuda

Family and Community Connections

Joe Almeida, Portuguese home decorating, Flatts, Bermuda

Lisa Almeida, Portuguese holiday crafts, Flatts, Bermuda

Jolene Bean, genealogist, family folklorist, Somerset, Bermuda

Violet Brangman, lodge traditions, oral historian, Pembroke, Bermuda

Carlos Brum, Azorean home, holiday traditions, Paget, Bermuda

Natalia Brum, Azorean home, holiday traditions, Paget, Bermuda

Yeaton Outerbridge, family business, foodways, family historian, Hamilton, Bermuda

Gloria Pearman, home, holiday decoration, home hospitality, Somerset, Bermuda

Joy Wilson Tucker, Bermudian community traditions, Pembroke, Bermuda

Crafts

Ronnie Chameau, banana doll maker, St. David's, Bermuda

Llewellyn Emery, cedar carver, Hamilton, Bermuda

Genevieve Escolastica, crochet artist, Paget, Bermuda

Fred Phillips, furniture maker, restorer, Warwick, Bermuda

Chesley Trott, cedar carver, Southampton, Bermuda

Janice Tucker, Gombey costume maker, herbalist, Pembroke, Bermuda

Arts of Performance

Gita Blakeney, vocals, Hamilton, Bermuda

Geneman (Marvin Stovell), reggae singer, Warwick, Bermuda

Leyoni Junos, vocals, Hamilton, Bermuda

Runksie (Philando Hill), reggae singer, Flatts, Bermuda

Gene Steede, Calypsonian, Pembroke, Bermuda

APEX 4 QUARTET, HAMILTON PARISH -- APEX 4 QUARTET, HAMILTON PARISHEric Whitter, group leader, vocals, Hamilton Parish, BermudaGary Bean, vocals, Hamilton Parish, BermudaHarry Bean, vocals, Hamilton Parish, BermudaRobert Symonds, vocals, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

BERMUDA STROLLERS -- BERMUDA STROLLERSTed Ming, leader, Southamption, BermudaHerman Burch, bass guitar, Warwick, BermudaJohn Burch, lead guitar, Warwick, BermudaMichael Cupidore, steel pan, Devonshire, BermudaJames Martinez, steel pan, Devonshire, BermudaGladstone Ming, congas, Southampton, Bermuda

JAZ -- JAZMike Stowe, leader, Bailey's Bay, BermudaStephan Ahknaton, keyboard, Hamilton, BermudaDennis Francis, bass, Southampton, BermudaJade Minors, saxophone, St. George's, BermudaDayton Wharton, guitar, Smith's, Bermuda

MOSAIC -- MOSAICGary Phillips, spoken word, Paget, BermudaGrace Rawlins, spoken word, St. David's, BermudaRuth Thomas, spoken word, Southampton, Bermuda

NOT THE UM-UM PLAYERS -- NOT THE UM-UM PLAYERSBruce Barritt, satirist, spoken word, Devonshire, BermudaFred Barritt, satirist, spoken word, Pembroke, BermudaChris Broadhurst, satirist, spoken word, Hinson's Island, BermudaPeter Smith, satirist, spoken word, Warwick, BermudaTim Taylor, satirist, spoken word, Devonshire, Bermuda

PLACE'S GOMBEYS -- PLACE'S GOMBEYSAndre Place, captain, dancer, Devonshire, BermudaDion Ball, Jr., drums, Crawl, BermudaGlenville DeShields, dancer, BermudaKyree A. Dillas, dancer, Pembroke, BermudaJahdeko Fubler, dancer, Hamilton, BermudaTafari Mallory, dancer, Devonshire, BermudaAndre Parsons, lead drum, Shelly Bay, BermudaLeoshawon Place, dancer, Smith's, BermudaShaun Place, dancer, drums, Warwick, BermudaStevon Somersall, 2nd chief, dancer, Crawl, BermudaDelmair D. Trott, chief, dancer, Pembroke, BermudaDenton Trott, bow and arrow leader, dancer, Pembroke, Bermuda

SHINE HAYWARD, HAMILTON -- SHINE HAYWARD, HAMILTONWendell "Shine" Hayward, saxophone, Hamilton, BermudaAnthony Bicchieri, piano, Hamilton, BermudaEugene Joell, guitar, Hamilton, BermudaVernon Tucker, drums, Hamilton, BermudaEugene Tuzo, bass, Hamilton, BermudaJohnny Woolridge, piano, Hamilton, Bermuda

TRUNEH AND FIRES OF AFRICA, DEVONSHIRE -- TRUNEH AND FIRES OF AFRICA, DEVONSHIREDeverux "Truneh" Flood, lead vocals, percussion, Devonshire, BermudaMaxinne Burch, vocals, Devonshire, BermudaKristos Ingham, vocals, Devonshire, BermudaStamford Jackson, drums, Devonshire, BermudaCarlos Richardson, keyboardist, lead guitar, Devonshire, BermudaSidney Simmons, bass, Devonshire, Bermuda

WARNER GOMBEYS -- WARNER GOMBEYSAllan Warner, captain, dancer, St. David's, BermudaBilal Binns, dancer, Sandys, BermudaEldridge Burrows, 2nd vice-captain, Hamilton, BermudaDavid Darrell, drums, Pembroke, BermudaWilfred Furbert, drums, dancer, Pembroke, BermudaGerkimo Gardiner, dancer, Devonshire, BermudaAndre Simons, vice-captain, dancer, Pembroke, BermudaWillis A. Steede, dancer, Pembroke, BermudaWillis 0. Steede, drums, Pembroke, BermudaMarcus Tucker, dancer, Paget, BermudaWilliam L. Warner, drums, dancer, Sandys, BermudaRobert Wilson, captain, dancer, Hamilton, Bermuda

Arts of Celebration

BERMUDA PIPE BAND, ST. GEORGE'S -- BERMUDA PIPE BAND, ST. GEORGE'SDavid Frith, leader, St. George's, BermudaJoel Cassidy, St. George's, BermudaGeorge Cooke, St. George's, BermudaJosh Simons, St. George's, Bermuda

BERMUDA REGIMENT BAND -- BERMUDA REGIMENT BANDBarrett Dill, bandmaster, BermudaDeonnie Benjamin, BermudaAllan Brown, BermudaNeilson DeGraff, BermudaAndre Esdaille, BermudaAlfred Furbert, BermudaStyles Furbert, BermudaWayne Furbert, BermudaPhilip Pitman, BermudaJohn Richards, BermudaOrin Simmons, BermudaMaclarien Smith, BermudaAidan Stones, BermudaCarmen Trott, BermudaJohn Van-Lowe, BermudaDwayne Williams, BermudaStanley Ward, Bermuda

CRICKET LEGENDS -- CRICKET LEGENDSColin Blades, captain, batsman, radio commentator, Paget, BermudaGladstone Brown, opening batsman, Southampton, BermudaAllan Douglas, cricket coach, wicket keeper, St. George's, BermudaDarin Lewis, all-rounder, Warwick, BermudaAllan "Forty" Rego, Sr., crown and anchor, Warwick, BermudaMansfield "Bojangles" Smith, groundskeeper, St. George's, BermudaWendell Smith, cricket coach, St. George's, BermudaDennis Wainwright, wicket keeper, opening batsman, St. George's, BermudaC.V. Woolridge, cricket commentator, Smith's, BermudaWarrington "Soup" Zuill, cricket storyteller, St. George's, Smith's, Bermuda

ST. GEORGE'S CRICKET CLUB, ST. GEORGE'S -- ST. GEORGE'S CRICKET CLUB, ST. GEORGE'SLouis DeSilva, president, St. George's, BermudaJason Anderson, St. George's, BermudaAnkoma Cannonier, St. George's, BermudaMaxwell Crane, St. George's, BermudaEugene Foggo, St. George's, BermudaGregory Foggo, St. George's, BermudaKameron Fox, St. George's, BermudaSinclair Gibbons, St. George's, BermudaKenny Phillips, St. George's, BermudaMark Ray, St. George's, BermudaAndrew Richardson, St. George's, BermudaDetroy Smith, St. George's, BermudaRyan Steede, St. George's, Bermuda

SOMERSET BRIGADE BAND, SOMERSET -- SOMERSET BRIGADE BAND, SOMERSETMajor Leslie Lowe J.P., leader, Somerset, BermudaEllsworth Bean, Somerset, BermudaWilbur Brangman, Somerset, BermudaDwayne Bulford, Somerset, BermudaGaren Bulford, Somerset, BermudaClayton De Roza, Somerset, BermudaHiram Edwards, Somerset, BermudaRobert Lambe, Somerset, BermudaMaxwell Maybury, Somerset, BermudaElliott Perinchief, Somerset, BermudaDawnette Smith, Somerset, BermudaHenry Smith, Somerset, BermudaAllan Tucker, Somerset, BermudaAndrea Tucker, Somerset, BermudaReginald Tucker, Somerset, Bermuda

SOMERSET CRICKET CLUB, SOMERSET -- SOMERSET CRICKET CLUB, SOMERSETDexter Basden, Somerset, BermudaTony Cheeseman, Somerset, BermudaCurtis Jackson, Somerset, BermudaEugene Johnson, Somerset, BermudaKenneth Maybury, Somerset, BermudaStephen Outerbridge, Somerset, BermudaLeon Place, Somerset, BermudaShaun Roberts, Somerset, BermudaJacobi Robinson, Somerset, BermudaLynn Wade, Somerset, BermudaShannon Warner, Somerset, BermudaWendell White, Somerset, Bermuda
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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.
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Introduction:
At first, it might seem like an oxymoron to talk about the "folklore" or "folklife" of one of the world's most modern cities, but daily life in New York would be impossible without this body of shared urban traditions, of collective community knowledge, customs, historical memories, and cultural understandings that constitutes the folklife of the city. lt provides the basic ground rules that shape how New Yorkers interact with their families, their colleagues, and their fellow New Yorkers. From subway etiquette to local street food to stickball games, these traditions give New York City its unique sense of place.

ln addition to a shared urban culture, most New Yorkers also have one or more reservoirs of specialized traditional knowledge, which they have acquired from their ethnic and/or religious upbringing, working in a particular occupation, or living in a specific area of the city. The innumerable, multifaceted ways in which these factors interact are what make New York and New Yorkers so fascinating. Of course, it was impossible to cover all aspects of New York's culture in a single event, but by approaching city culture thematically, and by carefully selecting examples that highlight different aspects of work, life, and leisure in New York, New York City at the Smithsonian sought to acquaint Festival visitors with both the ordinary and extraordinary aspects of life in Gotham.

What gives New York a sense of being different is not merely tbe myriad ethnic and interest groups that are found in the city, but the complex ways in which they overlap and interact. The physical landscape of New York - the lack of space, the reliance on mass transit by people of vastly differing backgrounds, neighborhoods which are home to both the very rich and the extremely poor - makes it impossible for New Yorkers to ignore the influence of "others." From kosher Chinese restaurants to lrish hip-hop groups to Mexican pizzas, cultures from all corners of the globe have influenced one another in New York, in part because of their physical proximity.

The 2001 Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrated just a few of the innumerable manifestations of traditional culture in New York City. More importantly, fieldwork leading up to the Festival allowed the Smithsonian, working in close collaboration with city-based cultural organizations and ethnic and occupational communities, to document daily life in New York City at the turn of the millennium. Material collected during the course of this research, as well as information recorded during and after the Festival, will significantly enrich the Smithsonian's archival holdings about New York City. A century from now, when scholars and writers want to know what it was like to live in New York in 2001, to work on Broadway, to drive a taxi, to trade stocks on Wall Street, or teach English in a school filled with recent immigrants, they can turn to the documentation collected by this project. That body of documentation - and the recordings and photographs made during the Festival itself - took on increased importance with the events of September 11, 2001, barely three months after the Festival had closed, which emphasized to all observers how the cultural values of New Yorkers, vividly on display to Festival visitors, also provided them a reservoir of resiliency to surmount those tragic events.

Nancy Groce was Senior Curator for the program, supported by several Area Curators: Ray Allen, music; Marion Jacobson, urban fashion; Annie Hauck-Lawson, foodways; Cathy Ragland, music; Ethel Raim, music; Henry Sapoznik, media; Brian Thompson, Wall Street; Kay Turner, Wall Street; and Steve Zeitlin, neighborhood. Arlene Reiniger was Program Coordinator.

An Advisory Committee included: Ruth Abram, Director, Lower East Side Tenement Museum; Gladys Pena Acosta, Director, RAICES; Ray Allen, Director, American Studies Program, Brooklyn College/CUNY; Gage Averill, Chair, Music Department, New York University; Fatima Bercht, Chief Curator, El Museo del Barrio; Melody Capote, Executive Director, Caribbean Culture Center/African Diaspora Institute; Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; Cara De Silva, Food Historian; Miriam De Uriarte, Director of Education, El Museo del Barrio; Howard Dodson, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/NYPL; Sharon E. Dunn, Senior Assistant for the Arts, New York City Board of Education; Juan Flores, Professor, Black and Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College/CUNY; Laura Hansen, Director, Place Matters, Municipal Art Society; John Haworth, Assistant Director, National Museum of the American Indian; Ellie Hisama, Director, Institute for Studies in American Music, Brooklyn College/CUNY; Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Professor, Performance Studies Department, NYU; Leah Krauss, Program Officer, The New York Community Trust; Susana Torruella Leva!, Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio; Robert MacDonald, Executive Director, Museum of the City of New York; Fay Chew Matsuda, Executive Director, Museum of Chinese in the Americas; Ethel Raim, Executive Director, Center for Traditional Music and Dance; Jan Seidler Ramirez, Vice President of Public Affairs, New York Historical Society; Frances A. Resheske, Vice President of Public Affairs, Consolidated Edison Company; Joseph Sciarra, Academic Programs, Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College; Gabrielle Shubert, Director, New York Transit Museum; Pravina Shukla, Assistant Professor, Folklore Department, Indiana University; John Kuo Wei Tchen, Director, Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program & Institute, NYU; Brian Thompson, Director, Museum of American Financial History; Michael Wallace, Historian and Author, CUNY; Steve Wheeler, Archivist, New York Stock Exchange; Theodora Yoshikami, Multicultural Program, American Museum of Natural History; Steven Zeitlin, Executive Director, City Lore: The Center for Urban Culture.

The program was produced in collaboration with New York's Center for Traditional Music and Dance and City Lore, with major funding from the New York City Council, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Howard P. Milstein, and the New York Stock Exchange. The Leadership Committee was co-chaired by The Honorable Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Elizabeth Moynihan and corporate chairman Howard P. Milstein. Major support was provided by Amtrak, Con Edison, the Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Funds, Arthur Pacheco, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Major contributors included The New York Community Trust, The Coca-Cola Company, The Durst Foundation, the May & Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Leonard Litwin, Bernard Mendik, and Stephen and Judy Gluckstern. Additional donors included Emigrant Savings Bank, Jeffrey Gural, Lester Morse, Richard Schwartz, Michael Bloomberg, Keyspan Energy, Martin Segal, and Earle Mack.
Researchers:
Jerald Albarelli, Ray Allen, Emily Botein, Lori Branston, Kathleen Condon, Martha Cooper, Amanda Dargan, Andrew Davis, Tony DeNonno, Sonia Estreich, Makale Faber, Kwali Farbes, Michael Greene, Laura Hansen, Annie Hauck-Lawson, Marion Jacobson, Denise Lynn, Elena Martinez, Cathy Ragland, Ethel Raim, Henry Sapoznik, Roberta Singer, Les Slater, Scott Spencer, Brian Thompson, Kay Turner, Tom Van Buren, Li Wangsheng, Bill Westerman, Lois Wilken, Steven Zeitlin
Presenters:
Judy Adamson, Ray Allen, Dwight Blocker Bowers, Kathleen Condon, Andrew Davis, James Early, Makale Faber, Juan Flores, Annie Hauck-Lawson, Marion Jacobson, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Wangsheng Li, Elena Martinez, Cathy Ragland, Ethel Raim, Kristin Richard, Henry Sapoznik, Les Slater, Brian Thompson, Kay Turner, Tom Van Buren, Meg Ventrudo, Cynthia Vidaurri, George Zavala, Steve Zeitlin
Participants:
Arts & Artists

Wilfreda "Bio" Feliciano, muralist, Tats Cru

Hector "Nicer" Nazario, muralist, Tats Cru

Sotero "BG 183" Ortiz, muralist, Tats Cru

Gaspar Ingui, neon sign maker

Robbie Ingui, neon sign maker

Theresa Ingui, neon sign maker

Backstage Broadway

Judy Adamson, costume maker, Barbara Matera

Jarred Aswegan, costume maker, Barbara Matera

Gary Brouwer, theatrical milliner

Kimberly Cea, actress

Edie Cowan, director, choreographer

Brian Healy, prop maker, armorer, Costume Armour

Bob Kelly, wig maker, make-up artist

Polly Kinney, costume maker, Barbara Matera

Janice Lorraine, actress

Terry Marone, Gypsy Robe, Actors' Equity

Barbara Matera, costume maker

Nino Novel lino, prop maker, Costume Armour

Peter Ray, prop maker, Costume Armour

Woody Regan, rehearsal pianist

Linda Rice, wig maker, Bob Kelly

Tom Rocco, actor

Tom Schneider, theatrical milliner

Scott Sliger, make-up artist, Bob Kelly

Josephine Spano, costume maker, Barbara Matera

Patricia Sullivan, costume maker, Barbara Matera

Brian Wolfe, prop maker, Costume Armour

Leslie Wolfe, prop maker, Costume Armour

Building Trades

George Andrucki, sheet metal worker, Local 28

Stan Bernstein, sheet metal worker, Local 28

William Bush, water tank builder

Adonis Cegisman, water tank builder

Ryszard Danielewski, water tank builder

John DeGeorge, water tank builder

Robin Delk, sheet metal worker, Local 28

Nicholas Maldarelli, sheet metal worker, Local 28

Leah Rambo, sheet metal worker, Local 28

Andrew Rosenwach, water tank builder

Thomas Schlitz, sheet metal worker, Local 28

George Treanor, sheet metal worker, Local 28

Arthur Tyburski, sheet metal worker, Local 28

Urban Fashion & Garment Industry

Britt Bowers, window display and design, Fashion Institute of Technology

Vanessa Burgos, needle trade worker, Garment Industry Development Corporation

Lidia Carrera, needle trade worker, UNITE! Local 23-25

Esther Cheung, needle trade worker, Garment Industry Development Corporation

Mary Costantini, mannequin sculptor

Linda Dworak, director, Garment Industry Development Corporation

Shiniji Horimura, window display and design, Fashion Institute of Technology

Elizabeth Jacobsen, window display and design, Fashion Institute of Technology

Anne Kong, window display and design, Fashion Institute of Technology

Anne Liu, needle trade worker, Garment Industry Development Corporation

Nicole Mata, window display and design, Fashion Institute of Technology

Adrienne Muken, window display and design, Fashion Institute of Technology

Ana Perez, needle trade worker, Garment Industry Development Corporation

Ramon Roman, window display and design, Fashion Institute of Technology

Isabel Toledo, fashion designer

Ruben Toledo, fashion designer

Monica Williamson, window display and design, Fashion Institute of Technology

May Xian, needle trade worker, Garment Industry Development Corporation

Foodways

Salvator Bartolomeo, Italian cook

Kam-Chung Chan, Chinese cook

Cara De Silva, food researcher, writer

Makale Faber, West African cook

Mark Federman, Jewish appetizing

Trevor Fraser, West Indian, Caribbean cook

Theresa lngui, Polish, German cook

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, food historian

Alana Grace Lawson, Polish cook

Vertamae Grosvenor, African-American cook

Molly O'Neill, food writer and chef

Ming Hua Qian, Chinese cook

Donald Ross, bagel and bialy maker

Esta Ross, bagel and bialy maker

Steve Ross, bagel and bialy maker

Community Media

Clay Berry, producer, African-American radio

Kathleen Biggins, host, Irish-American radio

Joe Franklin, host, entertainment community

Debi Jackson, producer, African-American radio

Hal Jackson, host, African-American radio

Bill Jaker, 1939-, radio historian

René Lopez, host, Latino radio

Henry Sapoznik, host, Yiddish radio

Music, Dance & Performance

Wrickford Dalgetty, Caribbean song

Julio Diaz, Latin dancer

Tony DeMarco, Irish fiddle

Linda Hickman, Irish flute

D.J. Angola, turntablist

D.J. Rehka, turntablist

ABDOULAYE DIABATE & SUPER MANDEN -- ABDOULAYE DIABATE & SUPER MANDENAbdoulaye Diabate, director, vocals, guitarChiek Barry, bassMoussa Cissoko, n'goni, guitarAboubakar Diabate, djembeMamadou Diabate, 1975-, koraTapani Sissoko, vocalsAbou Sylla, bala

APOLLO THEATRE, AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO -- APOLLO THEATRE, AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLOVanessa Brown, Amateur Night assistantJoseph Gray, lead vocalsJane Harley, Kemet ProductionsMonteria Ivey, hostSteve Jones, production managerC.P. Lacey, The ExecutionerShirley Matthews, coordinating producerMoni-J, hostessDavid Rodriguez, executive director

RAY CHEW & THE CREW -- RAY CHEW & THE CREWRay Chew, musical directorMike Ciro, guitarBobby Douglas, keyboardArtie Reynolds, bassRalph Rolle, drums

CHERISH THE LADIES -- CHERISH THE LADIESSean Conner, step dancerDeirdre Connolly, tin whistle, vocalsMary Coogan, guitar, banjo, mandolinKatie Fox, step dancerDonna Long, piano, fiddleJoanie Madden, director, tin whistle, flute, vocalsPaul McKeown, sound engineerMary Rafferty, accordion, tin whistleMarie Reilly, fiddle

CHERES UKRAINIAN FOLK ENSEMBLE -- CHERES UKRAINIAN FOLK ENSEMBLEAndriy Milavsky, leader, woodwindsVictor Cebotari, accordionGeorge Cheremush, violinAlexander Fedoriouk, cymbaly (hammered dulcimer)Oleh Ivanyschuk, contrabass

DAVID DAVID -- DAVID DAVIDLauterio Polanco, director, lead vocals, accordionAdriel Espaillat, guieraAdelso Fernandez, bajoKenny Fernandez, tamboraMenecio Martinez, pianoHector Mota, saxophoneFernando Rodreguez, conga

FRISNER AUGUSTIN AND LA TROUPE MAKANDAL -- FRISNER AUGUSTIN AND LA TROUPE MAKANDALFrisner Augustin, 1948-2012, lead drums, vocalsRaymond Charles, third drumSteve Deats, second drumSmith Destin, dancerKethelyne Jean-Louis, dancerKesler Pierre, percussionSandy St. Cyr, dancer

HANGUK: SOUNDS OF KOREA (KOREAN TRADITIONAL PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION) -- HANGUK: SOUNDS OF KOREA (KOREAN TRADITIONAL PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION)Gee Soak Back, percussionHyung Joan Kim, percussionChii-Seung Kwon, percussionJi-Young Park, dancer, percussionSue Yeon Park, dancer, percussionKathy Soh, dancer, percussionMaggie Soh, percussion

LOS AFORTUNADOS -- LOS AFORTUNADOSFelix Sanabria, director, congas, bata, percussionFrancisco Cotto, bassPedro Domeich, dancer, vocalsAlbert Lusink, trumpetAbraham Rodriguez, vocals, percussionMichael Rodriguez, percussionBrandon Rosser, percussionSusan Richardson Sanabria, dancerAdam Tully, tres guitar

LOS MACONDOS -- LOS MACONDOSJorge L. Marquez, bajoEugenio R. Ortega, accordion, lead vocalsJuan A. Ortega, caja vallenata, vocalsDavid Pacheco, timbalesGuillermo E. Penate, guieroMario A. Rodriguez, congas

LOS PLENEROS DE LA 21 -- LOS PLENEROS DE LA 21Juan J. Gutierrez, leader, tamboreroAlberto Cepeda, güiro, tamboreroRoberto Cepeda, vocals, bailador de bomba, güiro, maraca, tamboreroJose Lantigua, keyboardHector Matos, vocals, tamboreroEdgardo Miranda, cuatroDonald Nicks, bassJose Rivera, vocals, tamboreroDomingo Tanco, vocalsNellie Tanco, vocals, bailadora de bomba, tamboreraVictor Velez, vocals, tamborero

MERITA HALILI & THE RAIF HYSENI ORCHESTRA -- MERITA HALILI & THE RAIF HYSENI ORCHESTRAGezim Halili, clarinet, saxophoneMerita Halili, vocalsRaif Hyseni, accordionArtan Kushi, dajreTome Lleshaj, bass guitarEdmond Xhani, laouta

MESAOUDA JUDEO-ARABIC ENSEMBLE -- MESAOUDA JUDEO-ARABIC ENSEMBLEMarc Hazan, vocalsJoshua Levitt, naiHaig Manoukian, oudTomer Tzur, percussion

MUKTHAMBAR FINE ARTS, INC. -- MUKTHAMBAR FINE ARTS, INC.A. Balaskandan, violinBala Ganesh, mrudangist (Asian Indian drum)Aarati Ramanand, dancerSaavitri Ramanand, vocals

MUSIC FROM CHINA -- MUSIC FROM CHINASusan Cheng, director, daruanChung Bun Chiu, percussionWai Wah Law, vocalsGao Renyang, dizi, xiaoGuowei Wang, erhu, zhong hu, daohuTienjou Wang, gou hu, zhong huHerman Wong, concert managerMin Xiaofen, pipaHelen Yee, yang qinYing Ying Zhu, vocals

SAU FAMILY ORCHESTRA -- SAU FAMILY ORCHESTRAZoran Muncan, keyboardErnie Sau, button accordionMichael Sau, button accordionVinnie Sau, violin

SHASHMAQAM BUKHARAN JEWISH CULTURAL GROUP -- SHASHMAQAM BUKHARAN JEWISH CULTURAL GROUPAbokhay Aminov, vocals, doyra (drum)Tavriz Aronova, ensemble memberDavid Davidov, tarFiruza Junatan, dancerShumiel Kuyenov, doyra (drum)Boris Kuknariyev, accordionIzro Malakov, vocals

SIMON SHAHEEN & QANTARA -- SIMON SHAHEEN & QANTARASimon Shaheen, director, oud, violinOlga Chirino, keyboardsBilly Drewes, soprano saxJamie Haddad, world percussionFrancois Moutin, contrabassAdam Rogers, acoustic and electric guitarBassam Saba, flute, naiLuis Santiago, Latin percussionNajib Shaheen, oudSteve Sheehan, world percussionSoraya, vocalsMartin Zarzar, world percussion

SON MUNDANO -- SON MUNDANOBobby Allende, bongosJimmy Bosch, 1962-, tromboneNelson Gonzalez, Cuban tresNelson Gonzalez, Jr., lead vocalsOscar Hernandez, electric pianoRene Lopez, Jr., congasLuis Rosa, vocalsJoe Santiago, upright bass

VISION BAND

X-ECUTIONERS -- X-ECUTIONERSD.J. AngolaTotal EclipsePeter KangRoc RaiderMista SinistaRob Swift

YURI YUNAKOV ENSEMBLE -- YURI YUNAKOV ENSEMBLELauren Brody, keyboard, vocalsCatherine Foster, clarinetIvan Milev, accordionGeorge Petrov, drumsCarol Silverman, vocalsYuri Yunakov, 1958-, saxophone

Neighborhood & Community Life -- Neighborhood & Community LifeLori Brandston, urban sports and gamesSam Chwat, speech therapist, dialect coachMichael E. Clark, Citizens Committee for New York CitySonia Estreich, Citizens Committee for New York CityMichael Greene, urban sports and gamesLaura Hansen, Place Matters, Municipal Art SocietyRoberta Jones, storytellerJessica Katz, Citizens Committee for New York CityAnnie Lanzilloto, storyteller, performance artistMoe Maloney, community activist, "Mayor of Windsor Terrace"Rosalyn Perry, storytellerLiz Sevcenko, Memory Map, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Street Life, Festival, Celebration

Mikey Enoch, steel pan tuner

Richie Richardson, Caribbean carnival costume maker

Les Slater, Caribbean carnival culture

Transit

Carissa Amash, New York Transit Museum

Bruce Alexander, subway engineer, MTA

Chris Creed, subway engineer, MTA

Sandra Lane, subway operator, MTA

Anthony Palombella, bus operator, MTA

Luz Montano, New York Transit Museum

Tarin Reid, subway operator, MTA

Charles Sachs, Sr., curator, New York Transit Museum

Gabrielle Shubert, director, New York Transit Museum

Mark Watson, New York Transit Museum

Wall Street

Richard Anderson, Jr., stock market investor, speaker

Richard Anderson, Sr., stock market investor, analyst

Richard Baratz, caricaturist, stock certificate engraver, American Bank Note Company

Madeline Boyd, trader, New York Stock Exchange

Victoria Chukwuka, New York Metro Coordinator, Stock Market Game

Joseph Cicchetti, trader, New York Mercantile Exchange

Anthony DeMarco, trader, New York Board of Trade

Joe Gabriel, engineer, plant manager, New York Stock Exchange

Michael Geoghan, clerk, New York Mercantile Exchange

John E. Herzog, founder, Museum of American Financial History

Scott Hess, trader, New York Mercantile Exchange

Myron Kandel, senior financial editor, CNN

Michael LaBranche, specialist, New York Stock Exchange

Gary Lapayover, trader, New York Mercantile Exchange

Michel Mark, New York Mercantile Exchange

Mark Tomasko, financial printer, engraving historian

Nancy Norton Tomasko, financial printer

Steve Wheeler, archivist, New York Stock Exchange

Jason Zweig, columnist, -- Money -- Magazine

Generations: a centennial tribute to Margaret Mead

THE FLOWERS FAMILY SINGERS -- THE FLOWERS FAMILY SINGERSRev. James N. Flowers, Jr., director, vocals, Ft. Washington, MarylandAnthony Flowers, vocals, keyboard, Seat Pleasant, MarylandYolanda Flowers, vocals, Capital Heights, MarylandMarie Hickson, vocals, Capital Heights, MarylandDorothy McDowell, vocals, Upper Marlboro, MarylandMargie Pickett, vocals, Landover, MarylandErma Reed, vocals, Landover, MarylandMildred Scruggs, vocals, Capital Heights, Maryland

WALKER CALHOUN AND THE RAVEN ROCK DANCERS -- WALKER CALHOUN AND THE RAVEN ROCK DANCERSWalker Calhoun, director, vocals, drum, rattle, Cherokee, North CarolinaAndrew Calhoun, dancer, Cherokee, North CarolinaJennifer Calhoun, dancer, Cherokee, North CarolinaChris Mahan, dancer, Cherokee, North CarolinaVelma Mahan, dancer, Cherokee, North CarolinaDelana Smith, dancer, Cherokee, North CarolinaPatrick Smith, dancer, vocals, Cherokee, North Carolina

THE SAU FAMILY ORCHESTRA, RIDGEWOOD, QUEENS, NEW YORK -- THE SAU FAMILY ORCHESTRA, RIDGEWOOD, QUEENS, NEW YORKZoran Muncan, keyboard, Ridgewood, Queens, New YorkAksenti Sau, piano accordion, Ridgewood, Queens, New YorkErnie Sau, button accordion, Ridgewood, Queens, New YorkMichael Sau, button accordion, Ridgewood, Queens, New YorkNikica Sau, keyboard, Ridgewood, Queens, New YorkVinnie Sau, violin, Ridgewood, Queens, New York
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: 2001 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2001, Series 4
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Special Events

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Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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Introduction:
Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert - Bernice Johnson Reagon Song Family: Continuum of Songs, Singing and Struggle. Bernice Johnson Reagon's work as a carrier of African American congregational singing traditions spans more than four decades. During that time she worked collaboratively with Ralph Rinzler on different projects related to the preservation and sharing of traditional music and the importance of music as part of the culture of struggle and resistance. Reagon, using her southwest Georgia beginnings as a foundation, began the evening with a congregational sing. The concert also featured performances by the SNCC Freedom Singers, Sweet Honey ln The Rock, and Toshi Reagon and Big Lovely.

Power and Glory: Folk Songs of the Presidency. This concert was held in conjunction with The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden exhibition at the National Museum of American History, Behring Center, and featured Oscar Brand with John Foley, Josh White Jr., Joe Glazer, and Magpie.

Across Generations: A Centennial Tribute to Margaret Mead. Anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978) was an enthusiastic supporter of the Festival, and so it was fitting that the Center paid tribute to her during her centennial year with a program that reftects a shared interest: the transmission of culture across generations. The Flowers Family Singers, Walker Calhoun and the Raven Rock Dancers, and the Sau Family Orchestra presented their traditions - old and new - and shared thoughts on the interactions between age groups by which cultural traditions are communicated, how they change, and what they mean to the tradition-bearers and the identity of their larger communities.

For the Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert, Bernice Johnson Reagon was Curator and Kate Rinzler was Program Coordinator. For the Tribute to Margaret Mead, Carla Borden was Curator and James Early, Rayna Green, and Ethel Raim were presenters. For Folk Songs of the American Presidency, Howard Bass was Curator and Dennis Callahan was Associate.

The Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert was made possible by the Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Funds. The Tribute to Margaret Mead was made possible by the Institute for Intercultural Studies and the Office of the Senior Scholar Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution. The American Presidency exhibition was made possible by the generous support of Kenneth E. Behring; The History Channel; Chevy Chase Bank; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Elizabeth and Whitney MacMillan; and Heidi and Max Berry; with additional support provided by Automatic Data Processing, Inc.; Business 2.0; KPMG LLP; Sears, Roebuck and Co.; and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
Participants:
Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert: The Bernice Johnson Reagon Song Family

Bernice Johnson Reagan

SNCC FREEDOM SINGERS -- SNCC FREEDOM SINGERSRutha Mae HarrisCharles NeblettBernice Johnson Reagan

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK -- SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCKBernice Johnson ReaganYsaye M. BarnwellNitanju Bolade CaselAisha KahlilShirley Childress Saxton, sign-language interpreter

TOSHI REAGON AND BIG LOVELY

Power and Glory: Folksongs of the Presidency

Oscar Brand, vocals, guitar

John Foley, guitar

Josh White Jr., vocals, guitar

Joe Glazer, vocals, guitar

MAGPIE -- MAGPIEGreg Artzner, vocals, instrumentals, Takoma Park, MarylandTerry Leonina, vocals, instrumentals, Takoma Park, Maryland
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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.
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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: 2001 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2001, Series 5
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Festival Recordings: Bermuda Gombey Dancers (Patricia Phillips), Bermudian Jazz

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:
2001 July 6
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: 2001 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2001, Item FP-2001-CT-0235
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Like Mother Like Daughter- Liberian Dance in the US

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (digital audio file)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 July 04
Scope and Contents:
Toni Shapiro (presenter); Koramassa Bobo; Saigay Sheriff; Nana Korantona Ayobosto; Joseph Bryant ;Master Liberian dancer Kormassa Bobo and her American-born daughter and apprentice Saigay Sheriff demonstrate some of the repertoire they share. Bobo danced in the premier troupes in her native Liberia and toured internationally before fleeing to the United States in 1993, while Liberia was engulfed in the first of two back-to-back civil wars. Today, an estimated 15,000 or more Liberians call the Philadelphia area home, and Bobo is committed to teaching Liberian traditional dances to both show them a positive side of their heritage, and help them focus on ways to advocate for themselves with dignity. This session is co-presented with the Philadelphia Folklore Project.
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: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2017, Item SFF2017_0704_OTM_Story_Circle_0003
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Archival Repository:
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Like Mother Like Daughter- Liberian Dance in the US

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (digital audio file)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 July 04
Scope and Contents:
Toni Shapiro (presenter); Koramassa Bobo; Saigay Sheriff; Nana Korantona Ayobosto; Joseph Bryant ;Master Liberian dancer Kormassa Bobo and her American-born daughter and apprentice Saigay Sheriff demonstrate some of the repertoire they share. Bobo danced in the premier troupes in her native Liberia and toured internationally before fleeing to the United States in 1993, while Liberia was engulfed in the first of two back-to-back civil wars. Today, an estimated 15,000 or more Liberians call the Philadelphia area home, and Bobo is committed to teaching Liberian traditional dances to both show them a positive side of their heritage, and help them focus on ways to advocate for themselves with dignity. This session is co-presented with the Philadelphia Folklore Project.
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: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2017, Item SFF2017_0704_OTM_Story_Circle_0006
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Caporales Unidos: A Bolivian Tradition Workshop

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (digital audio file)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 July 07
Scope and Contents:
David Bosserman (presenter); Bryant Anaya; Jocelyn Copa; Jacky Dorado; Matthew Espinoza; Jlia Garcia (community advisor); Teresa Larios; Amichai Maciel; Maria Esther Mayda (liason); Melanie Miranda; Marian Moya; Ruben Paredes; Jackie Peredo; Hector Tolentino; Amy Torrico; Giselle Vidal; Alex Viscarra; Justin Zapata ;Dancers from across the D.C. metro region convene as Caporales Unidos to demonstrate a popular Afro-Bolivian festival dance tradition. Its members belong to different cultural associations in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., home to the largest population of Bolivian descent in the United States. They work to promote unity, camaraderie, and respect among the Bolivian American fraternities, which have grown in number of participants over the past years. In this session, they will talk about their festival traditions, demonstrating and teaching moves from their dances.
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: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2017, Item SFF2017_0707_OTM_Story_Circle_0002
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What We Bring: Immigrant Gifts

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (digital audio file)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 July 07
Scope and Contents:
Sahar (presenter); Hector Morales; Kiran Singh Sirah; and Malini Srinivasan ;Artists Hector Morales (percussion), Kiran Singh Sirah (slam poet), and Malani Srivinivasan (dancer) tell stories and share performances of the traditions from their home countries that they sustain in the United States. This performance is a work-in-progress presented by City Lore and the International Storytelling Center. Founded in 1986, City Lore works to foster living cultural heritage in New York City and across the United States through education and public programs. For five decades, the International Storytelling Center, based in Jonesborough, Tennessee, has been dedicated to enriching the lives of people around the world through storytelling.
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: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2017, Item SFF2017_0707_OTM_Story_Circle_0004
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Caporales Unidos: A Bolivian Tradition Workshop

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (digital audio file)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 July 07
Scope and Contents:
Julia Garcia; Perla Guerrero (presenter); Bryant Anaya; Jocelyn Copa; Jacky Dorado; Matthew Espinoza; Jlia Garcia (community advisor); Teresa Larios; Amichai Maciel; Maria Esther Mayda (liason); Melanie Miranda; Marian Moya; Ruben Paredes; Jackie Peredo; Hector Tolentino; Amy Torrico; Giselle Vidal; Alex Viscarra; Justin Zapata ;Dancers from across the D.C. metro region convene as Caporales Unidos to demonstrate a popular Afro-Bolivian festival dance tradition. Its members belong to different cultural associations in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., home to the largest population of Bolivian descent in the United States. They work to promote unity, camaraderie, and respect among the Bolivian American fraternities, which have grown in number of participants over the past years. In this session, they will talk about their festival traditions, demonstrating and teaching moves from their dances.
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: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2017, Item SFF2017_0707_OTM_Story_Circle_0005
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What We Bring: Immigrant Gifts

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (digital audio file)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 July 07
Scope and Contents:
Steve Zeitlin (presenter); Hector Morales; Kiran Singh Sirah; and Malini Srinivasan ;Artists Hector Morales (percussion), Kiran Singh Sirah (slam poet), and Malani Srivinivasan (dancer) tell stories and share performances of the traditions from their home countries that they sustain in the United States. This performance is a work-in-progress presented by City Lore and the International Storytelling Center. Founded in 1986, City Lore works to foster living cultural heritage in New York City and across the United States through education and public programs. For five decades, the International Storytelling Center, based in Jonesborough, Tennessee, has been dedicated to enriching the lives of people around the world through storytelling.
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: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2017, Item SFF2017_0707_OTM_Story_Circle_0007
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What We Bring: Immigrant Gifts

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (digital audio file)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 July 08
Scope and Contents:
Steve Zeitlin (presenter); Sahad Maradi; Hector Morales; Malani Srinivasan; Kiran Singh Sirah ;Artists Hector Morales (percussion), Kiran Singh Sirah (slam poet), and Malani Srivinivasan (dancer) tell stories and share performances of the traditions from their home countries that they sustain in the United States. This performance is a work-in-progress presented by City Lore and the International Storytelling Center. Founded in 1986, City Lore works to foster living cultural heritage in New York City and across the United States through education and public programs. For five decades, the International Storytelling Center, based in Jonesborough, Tennessee, has been dedicated to enriching the lives of people around the world through storytelling.
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: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2017, Item SFF2017_0708_OTM_Jubilee_Stage_0001
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What We Bring: Immigrant Gifts

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (digital audio file)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 July 08
Scope and Contents:
Steve Zeitlin (presenter); Sahad Maradi; Hector Morales; Malani Srinivasan; Kiran Singh Sirah ;Artists Hector Morales (percussion), Kiran Singh Sirah (slam poet), and Malani Srivinivasan (dancer) tell stories and share performances of the traditions from their home countries that they sustain in the United States. This performance is a work-in-progress presented by City Lore and the International Storytelling Center. Founded in 1986, City Lore works to foster living cultural heritage in New York City and across the United States through education and public programs. For five decades, the International Storytelling Center, based in Jonesborough, Tennessee, has been dedicated to enriching the lives of people around the world through storytelling.
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: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2017, Item SFF2017_0708_OTM_Jubilee_Stage_0003
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Circus Arts

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Description:
The modern circus has been a form of public entertainment since the late 18th century; President George Washington attended John Bill Ricketts' circus in Philadelphia in 1793. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the circus introduced towns and cities across the country to a wider world through the dazzling sights, sounds, and stunts of the circus artists.

With a history of more than 2 centuries, Circus Arts are considered a heritage and traditional art form; its varied skills have been passed down in families through generations. More recently, troupes and circus schools have been established to train new generations in the specific skills of circus arts. This traditional art form has finally received national recognition; the NEA awarded the aerialist Dolly Jacobs the National Heritage Fellowship in 2015. She is the first circus performer to receive this prestigious NHF award.

Circus members belong to a highly distinctive occupational group, including experts in any one of several clusters of both performance and material arts. Working and performing together, they create a spectacle which induces surprise and amazement in the spectators. It is not just the single acts, it is the entire production and business of the circus that was represented in the Circus Arts program of the 2017 Folklife Festival.

Circus performance arts have focused primarily on various aspects of physical movement, strength, and endurance. The artists work on the outer boundaries of the potential for the human body and physique. These performance arts encompass five main disciplines of circus arts: acrobatics, aerials, clowning, equilibristic, and object manipulation. For each of these performance categories, teams and individuals from around the country and around the world were invited to demonstrate and perform at the festival.

The material arts of the circus include aspects of painting and drawing, design, costuming, and tent making, as well as derivative arts inspired by the circus, such as toy making and miniatures. Workshops for modeling these skills were set up around the festival grounds to enable visitors to view the intricacies of their production. Panels also discussed the interplay between the material and performance arts.

In the Circus Science tent, demonstrations and discussions presented the synergies of science and skill in different circus art forms. The circus Cookhouse was set up to display the culinary skills of circus chefs. Multiple forums were scheduled where circus stories could be shared, including topics such as the social circus, circus families, the history of the circus in American culture, and the changing circus landscape. These forums provided opportunities for experiential exploration of the life and work of circus people, encompassing both the family and community structures in which they thrive.

The emerging concept of the social circus was everywhere on display during the Circus Arts program. The training opportunities focused on the future roles of these young actors beyond their personal growth. By removing themselves from the professional/commercial entertainment arena, they have become participants in social change. This new concept brings needed revitalization to the traditional circus arts in the same year that, coincidentally, the largest American circus, Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus announced its closure due to business concerns.

This presentation on the National Mall spotlighted the occupational culture of Circus Arts at a critical moment in 2017. The Circus Arts program not only helped expand and elevate visitors' understanding and appreciation of a distinctive occupational group. It also championed the vitality of Circus Arts around the world, paving the way for future collaborations. It is in this exploration that myths can be displayed, tough questions can be raised, and the sharing of deep knowledge can take place between Festival participants and visitors.
Production Staff & Participants:
Production

Director: Sabrina Lynn Motley

Curator: Preston Scott

Co-curators: James Deutsch, Cristina Díaz-Carrera

Program Coordinator: Nichole Procopenko

Foodways Coordinator: Arnie Malin

D.C. Circus Day Coordinator: Marissa Walker

Interns: Isabella Barrengos, Maia Daniel, Miranda DiMase-Nordling, Taylor Heagler, Maris Jones, Michaela Podolny, Laura Yee

Lead Volunteer: Zakiya Williams

Advisors and Presenters: Hovey Burgess, David Carlyon, Janet M. Davis, LaVahn Hoh, Rodney Huey, Dominique Jando, Jennifer Lemmer Posey, Linda Simon, Deborah Walk, Matthew Wittmann Big Top Artistic Director: Pedro Reis

Big Top Production Team: Henry Barragan, Jesse Cogswell, Joe D'Emilio, Luis S. Garcia, Leigh Ketchum, Devin Nee, Amanda Scarpa, Mark Wilson, Atos Zamperla

Participants

Stars of the CircusDolly Jacobs

Rafael Palacios

Ambra Zerbini Bauer

Joseph Dominic Bauer

Marina Luna

Ella Storme

Olesya Fedotova

Rony Gomez

Diosmani Aguero

Leosvel Almeida Gutierrez

Kenneth Kenny Raskin

Circus Arts ConservatoryBarry Lubin

Diosmani Aguero

Leosvel Almeida Gutierrez

Luna Storme

Olesya Fedotova

Karen Bell

Robin Eurich

Jaime Hernandez Carranza, student

Keith Phillips, student

Big Apple CircusRay Slizewski, circus cook

Bindlestiff Family Circus

Circus BellaCarlo Gentile

Gianluca "Gianni Magi" Gentile

Gioia Mei "Tatlo" Gentile

Giulia "Trixie Love" Gentile

Giuseppina "Guisi", Gentile

Orlene Gentile

Circus CenterSteve Smith

Circus CultureAmy Cohen

Circus Harmony

Circus JuventasDan Butler

Makenna Cook

Piper Gibbs

Sophie Bauer

Circus SmirkusJacqueline Davis

Jennifer Agans

Amity Stoddard

Cirque des VoixElla Storme

Marina Luna

Pedro Reis

Dolly Jacobs

Rafael Palacios

Matuni Vaiaoga

Barry Lubin

Clowns without Borders

Happenstance Theater

Hebei Golden Eagle Acrobatic Troupe

Listo Trapeze VolantMiguel Cáceres

Medical Clown Project

New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA)

Sailor Circus

School of Acrobatics and New Circus ArtsIan Jagel

Tyler Henry

UniverSoul CircusBone Breakers, Contorionists

Caribbean Dynasty Dancers

Chain Reaction, Acrobats

Daniel "Lucky" Malatsi, Ringmaster

Fresh the Clowns

Veronica Blair, Aerialist

Carlos Pinto Morales, Acrobatics

Sherrie Silver, Dancer

Wallenda Family TroupeAlessandro Wallenda

Tomas Wallenda

Wenatchee Youth CircusRebecca Geren

Jillian Davis

Lily-Ann Geren

Martin Talbot

Wise Fool New MexicoAmy Christian

Lisa Smith

Band of Jugglers

Unaffiliated PerformersPatrik Elmnert, Juggler

Craig Quat, Juggler

David Tetrault, Calliope

Jeffrey Raz, Clown

Kim Hawkins, Clown

Thom Wall, Juggler

Dominique Jando, Scholar

LaVahn Hoh

Sarah Chapman, Circus Cook

Tim Mack, Ringmaster
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: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2017, Series 2
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
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