4 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Puerto Ricans--Music.

  1. Brooklyn Rediscovery Folklife Study Project collection, 1980-1983

    5310 items received in ; 21 containers ; 7 linear feet. . sound recordings: 6 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. sound recordings: 3 sound cassettes : analog.. graphic images: 982 photographs : film, negatives, black and white.. graphic images: 39 photographs : film, negatives, color.. graphic images: 169 photographic prints : black-and-white ; various sizes.. graphic images: 23 photographic prints ; color ; various sizes.. graphic images: approximately 3588 slides : color ; 35 mm.. manuscripts: 15 linear in.. manuscripts: 500 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Fieldwork for the Brooklyn Rediscovery Folklife Study Project undertaken and coordinated by Sheldon Posen and Maxine Miska, 1980-1983. The project surveyed and recorded traditions in Brooklyn, New York, on behalf of the Brooklyn Educational and Cultural Alliance (BECA) documenting ethnic foodways, neighborhood events, private celebrations, street life and play, store fronts, music, folk theater, religious events, urban sports and pastimes. Ethnic groups include African Americans, diasporic Jews (including Hassidic), Greek Americans, Italian Americans, Polish Americans, Puerto Ricans, West Indian Americans, Irish Americans, Chinese Americans, and Ukrainian Americans. The annual West Indian Carnival in Prospect Park/Eastern Parkway was documented in-depth. Joseph Sciorra and Sheldon Posen documented the Our Lady of Mount Carmel giglio tradition with photographs by Martha Cooper. Sheldon Posen also photographed the dancing of the giglio in New Jersey. The collection includes photographs of Greek Easter celebrations, Sukkot and Etrog Market, and documentation of exhibitions about Brooklyn folklife.

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  2. W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection, 1936-1991

    7 boxes 4.5 linear feet.. manuscripts: 115 folders.. 239 sound discs (35 hours) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.. 170 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 24 drawings.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The California Folk Music Project of the California Work Projects Administration (WPA) was conceived and directed by Sidney Robertson Cowell and co-sponsored by the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Music Division, Library of Congress from 1938 to 1940. Additional support was provided by the New Music Society of California and the Society of California Pioneers. The resulting collection of sound recordings, photographs, correspondence, field notes, and drawings documents the musical culture, including religious music and folk song, of many ethnic and English-language performers in northern California. The collection includes the documentation of the music of Anglo Americans, Armenians, Assyrians, Basques, Croatians, English, Finns, Hungarians, Icelanders, Italians, Norwegians, Russian Molokans, Scots, Portuguese, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Spaniards and Spanish Americans from 1938 to 1940. The sound recordings were deposited in the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1940. The collection also includes a few instantaneous sound discs made by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Missouri and Iowa for the Farm Security Administration in 1936-1937, and includes folk music research, writing, photographs, and technical drawings and sketches of the musical instruments, generated by Cowell and by the WPA staff who worked for her, plus related documents to 1991.

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  3. 1992 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1992

    8 folders in 2 boxes (1 linear foot).. 7 sound tape reels : analog: 7 1⁄2 ips, 2 track, stereo; 10 in.. 1 sound tape reel : analog: 7 1⁄2 ips, 2 track, stereo; 7 in.. 3 sound cassettes (270 minutes): analog.. 41 negatives; black and white.. 28 photographic prints : black and white, color ; 8x10 in. and smaller.. 49 slides : color. 516 photographs: on 23 contact sheets, black and white.. 7 videocassettes (VHS): sound, color; 1/2 inch.. 1 computer disk; 3 1⁄2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of Puerto Rican folk music; Tennesse old-time music; folk music from Veracruz, Mexico; dances of the Tewa Indians from the Santa Clara Pueblo; Irish folk dance and music; gospel music; and bluegrass music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through September 1992, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Some concerts were recorded for broadcast on WAMU-FM, hosted by Dick Spottswood. Manuscripts include some correspondence and program flyers autographed by the performers.

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  4. 1984 Neptune Plaza Concert Series collection, 1984

    7 folders. 10 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, double track, stereo. and mono. ; 10 in.. ca. 325 photographs : black and white, color. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of manuscript materials, sound recordings, and photographs documenting the performance of bluegrass music from Ohio, blues music and African American a capella doo-wop from Washington, D.C., folk music from Bengal, India; Japanese music from Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rican cuatro and salsa music from Washington, D.C. recorded live at the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, in concerts from May through September 1984, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The concert of Japanese music was followed by a workshop in the Whittall Pavilion on Japanese brush painting.

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