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Smithsonian Folkways Remembers Pete Seeger (1919-2014)


The Smithsonian community was saddened to learn of the death of Pete Seeger Monday, January 27. Seeger, a venerated folklorist,Read More

January 28, 2014   No Comments

Sabrina Lynn Motley Named Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival


Sabrina Lynn Motley, senior director of programs and exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center, has been appointed director of theRead More

December 3, 2013   No Comments

Special program with Dr. Franklin Odo to celebrate the publication of Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai`i


(Oxford University Press, 2013) Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:00 pm Location: National Museum of American History Presidential Reception SuiteRead More

October 30, 2013   No Comments

White House Workers: Traditions and Memories features “The Butler” Eugene Allen


On August 16, 2013, theaters will premiere Lee Daniels’ The Butler, a historical drama that follows the experience of anRead More

August 8, 2013   No Comments

Remembering Olive Lewin (1927-2013)


Olive Lewin—a renowned Jamaican folklorist, musicologist, singer, actress, and community servant—passed away on April 10, 2013, at the age ofRead More

April 24, 2013   No Comments

The Stone Carvers Screening at MoMA, February 3, 2:30 pm


CFCH curator Marjorie Hunt joins co-director Paul Wagner at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for a screeningRead More

January 31, 2013   No Comments

Roberto Martínez (1929-2013): Appreciating a Musical Life


Roberto Martínez (1929-2013) was a prominent musician, composer, and standard bearer of northern New Mexican-southern Coloradan musical tradition. He wasRead More

January 15, 2013   No Comments

Save the Date! January 30, 2013—The Will to Adorn lecture by Diana Baird N’Diaye at the Library of Congress


January 30, 2013, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Whitthall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington DC DianaRead More

January 14, 2013   No Comments

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