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Korean musical performances [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Information transcribed from box: Tape 1 - Negitine, San Cho. Tape 2 - Writing in Korean on tape box

Korean musical performances [sound recording]

National Anthropological Archives
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.

Musical performance by Grupo Bella

Smithsonian Latino Center
Traditional music from the different regions of Mexico by Grupo Bella at our 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Family Festival at the National Museum of American History.

Utah - Music & Performing Arts

Smithsonian Magazine

From settlement days forward, Utahns have actively supported the performing arts as opportunities for entertainment, education, and enlightenment. Nearly every city and community has amateur performing companies, or access to performances through the state's colleges and universities. Though based in Salt Lake City, Ballet West and Utah Symphony and Opera perform throughout the state. Elsewhere, the popular Utah Shakespearean Festival has put Cedar City on the "cultural map." �

Country Music Performers Photograph Album

National Museum of American History
Photo album of country music performers. Ninety-three (93) color photographs labeled with performers name, date, and occasionally venue. Performers include: Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner (May 27, 1972), Mack Magaha, Buck Trent, Jane Downing and Brother Mack, Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter (May 29, 1972), Billy Reynolds, Liz Anderson, Cathy Glick, The Carter Brother's Show, The Sheltons, Crazy Elmer, Jean Valli, Jim Ed Brown (June 17,1972) and the Gems, Melba Montgomery and Del Reeves and the Good Time Charlies (June 24, 1972), Susan Oliver, Bob Luman, Gus and Joanne Thomas, and Wilma Burgess. Locations: Richland, Boscov's East, Schaefferstown, Ontalaune, Shartlesville (state or states unknown) USA. May 27, 1972--Aug. 3, 1975, months range March--September.

These snapshots were taken in the summer of 1972 by an unidentified fan. The album documents a variety of country music performances in small, local venues, from a time when fans could easily take snapshots and gather autographs of favorite performers. It is likely the woman in the upper left corner is the maker of the album, and perhaps the young man in brown, right edge, is her son.

Musical Performers at the National Collection of Fine Arts

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 65454.

Digital contact sheet available.

Musical performers at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the day after the museum's dedication, sponsored by Smithsonian Associates.

Musical Labor Performed in Northwest Tanzania

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
The farmers of the Banunguli farming group from Kisessa village near Mwanza, Tanzania, build tie ridges—raised earthen mounds into which the cotton seeds are planted. The accompanying kadete (one-string fiddle) player regulates the pace of the workers and spurs them on with his sung words of encouragement.

Musical Labor Performed in Northwest Tanzania

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Summer/Fall 2014: Labor

Musical Labor Performed in Northwest Tanzania

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
"Musical Labor Performed in Northwest Tanzania" from Smithsonian Folkways Magazine available here: http://goo.gl/WyizJs The farmers of the Banunguli farming group from Kisessa village near Mwanza, Tanzania, build tie ridges—raised earthen mounds into which the cotton seeds are planted. The accompanying kadete (one-string fiddle) player regulates the pace of the workers and spurs them on with his sung words of encouragement. Recorded in January 1995 by Frank Gunderson. The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

Bolivian Music Performance by Los Masis

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
The Bolivian group Los Masis have been playing traditional Andean music for more than 40 years. They are dedicated to the preservation of the indigenous Quechua language and culture. At the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival they performed as part of the "One World, Many Voices" Program. Videography: David Barnes and Hannah Balcomb Editing: Alexander Jusdanis and Kylie Shryock [Catalog No. CFV10571; Copyright 2013 Smithsonian Institution]

Maryland - Music and Performing Arts

Smithsonian Magazine

Strathmore
Welcome to Maryland's campus for the arts in North Bethesda, presenting concerts, art exhibitions, afternoon teas and family festivals in the mansion and new 1,976-seat music center.

The Peabody Institute
Located in Baltimore's historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood, Peabody is one of the country's premier music schools and stages more than 800 music and dance performances annually.

Schooner Sultana 1768 and the Sultana Center
Based in Chestertown, the schooner Sultana sails the Bay teaching bay ecology and Colonial maritime history to thousands of students each year. Public sails also available.

Massachusetts - Music and Performing Arts

Smithsonian Magazine

Tanglewood
Tucked into the idyllic Berkshires, the highlands of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the country’s premier venues for music and the performing arts. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood and its surrounding area is simply a beautiful place to spend a few days while soaking in the abundant offerings of art, music and natural beauty.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Also in the Berkshires, the Jacob’s Pillow was originally a farm that served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Its 163 acres of grounds now include three stages, a professional school, restaurants, gardens, trails and woodlands. The festival, which lasts all summer, features dance in all its forms from all over the world.

Aruba - Music and Performing Arts

Smithsonian Magazine

Aruba's performing arts scene is a reflection of the diversity of cultures and people who have inhabited the island over hundreds of years. The region's music mixes Latin American, European, and African influence and is a central part of the island's many celebrations and festivals. Among these, the biggest is Aruba's annual month-long Carnival celebration, which embraces the full spectrum of Aruban music, including brass bands, calypso, tumba, and Aruba's unique brand of Roadmarch dance processions. Also notable are the annual June festivals, the "Dera Gai" (St. John's Feast) celebration and the Jazz and Latin Music Festival. Every Tuesday night, Oranjestad's Fort Zoutman hosts the Bonbini Festival, which showcases Aruba's folkloric dance and music talents. Cas di Cultura, Oranjestad's local performing arts theatre, also regularly features local talent, as do the island's many bars and clubs.

Illinois - Music and Performing Arts

Smithsonian Magazine

The Grant Park Music Festival, held every summer in Chicago’s Millennium Park at the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, is the only free outdoor classical concert series in the country. Concerts take place each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday under the pavilion’s 120-foot brushed steel proscenium arch.

The nearby Harris Theater has a year-round menu of ballet and modern dance, classical music and jazz. The theater also serves as a venue for the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, which combines experimental music with visual arts, dance and poetry.

For indie rock fans, the Pitchfork Music Festival, held each July in Chicago’s Union Park, offers three days of music by dozens of well-known and underground bands.

Pennsylvania - Music and Performing Arts

Smithsonian Magazine

Two of the country’s premiere orchestras make their homes in Pennsylvania.

The Philadelphia Orchestra was founded in 1900, and the ensemble has premiered many major works in the United States, including symphonies by Mahler and Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which has played there since 1896, performs at the splendid Heinz Hall. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is also noteworthy, and for non-classical music fans, Pittsburgh has a thriving popular music scene.

Barbados - Music and Performing Arts

Smithsonian Magazine

The Bajans celebrate their Afro-Caribbean heritage through music; and calyspo, reggae, drum and soca music can be heard easily throughout the island. But arguably the most musical time of year is the annual Crop Over Festival, which includes many musical competitions and processionals. The festival dates back to the 1780s, when the island would come together to celebrate the end of the sugar can harvest. It is the island's most popular, colorful, and melodic festival. This and other festivals regularly feature 'tuk' bands, which consist of a kettle drum, bass drum, and tin flute, and evolved out of the slave culture.

Hawaii - Music and Performing Arts

Smithsonian Magazine

Hawaii is indelibly associated with hula, the story-telling dance style invented on the island of Molokai. Every spring, the Big Island city of Hilo celebrates hula at the Merrie Monarch Festival. The week-long event includes art exhibitions, craft fairs, hula lessons and performances, a parade and a three-day international hula competition.

The Annual Ukulele Festival, every summer in Waikiki, showcases Hawaiian music’s signature instrument, invented there in the 1880s. The festival includes free concerts by world-class ukulele players and an all-ukulele orchestra.

Maine - Music and Performing Arts

Smithsonian Magazine

The Portland Symphony Orchestra
Recognized as one of the top orchestras of its size in the country, the Portland Symphony Orchestra performs classical, pops, chamber and holiday concerts at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Since its founding in 1924, the PSO has built a strong reputation and set the standard in Maine for performances of the highest artistic quality.

Alabama - Music and Performing Arts

Smithsonian Magazine

Alabama certainly has a swing in its step. The state's musical history is second to none, and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia pays tribute to all those who made their mark in blues, jazz, bluegrass, country and rock 'n' roll. Memorabilia from legends like Wilson Pickett, Nat King Cole and Hank Williams can all be found there.

For theatergoers, the sixth largest Shakespeare festival in the world is sure to appeal. Originally a summer theater event in Montgomery, the ASF now resides in the city year- round, putting on plays and workshops in its 250-acre park.

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