2 boxes (1 linear ft.)..
4 audiotape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, stereo ; 10 in.
3 audiocassettes (DAT) : digital.
251 photographs : negatives, contact sheets, black and white.
124 slides : color.
9 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes.
5 videocassettes (Hi-8) : sound, color.
3 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and moving images documenting the performance of Tibetan sacred music and dance; Tamburitza music from the Balkan Peninsula; Iroquois music; African American rhythm and blues quartet singing; gospel brass band music; bluegrass music; and Cuban mambo music recorded live outdoors on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, at concerts from April through September 1994, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Several concerts were emceed by Dick Spottswood, WAMU-FM. Manuscripts include some correspondence and program flyers autographed by the performers.
April 21: Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Tibet (Tibetan Buddhist sacred music and dance) -- May 19: Sviraj (Tamburitza music of the Balkans from Pennsylvania) -- June 2: Six Nations Longhouse Women Singers (Iroquois music, New York and Canada) -- June 16: Legendary Orioles (Rhythm and blues quartet singing, Maryland) -- July 21: Kings of Harmony (Gospel brass band, Washington, D.C.) -- August 18: David McLaughlin and Josh Crowe (Bluegrass music from Virginia) -- September 15: Cachao and his Latin All Stars (Cuban mambo, New York).
Photographs include negatives, black and white and color contact sheets (251 images), black and white and color photographic prints, and color slides taken by James Hardin, John Gibbs, Yusef El-Amin, Nikki Vreeland, and unidentified photographers. Video recordings filmed by Peter Bartis, Nolyn Mason, and Terrence L. Lisbeth.
1994 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection (AFC 1994/001), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C..
Duplication of the recorded materials may be governed by copyright and other restrictions.
In English, Iroquois, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and Tibetan.
Collection guide available in the Folklife Reading Room and online via the American Folklife Center web pages.