Billy McComiskey shares the history of the band and his music with the American Folklife Center's Steve Winick.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Members of the Yvette Landry Trio talk about their personal history, influences on their music, and the roots of Cajun music and Louisiana Honky-Tonk with Stephen Winick.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Samuel Torjman Thomas explores the circulation of Moroccan music in America and the place of music in constructing modern Moroccan-American hybrid identities.Click┬ here to watch the video.
The 2016 Michael Denker Fellows from the American Printing History Association's Chesapeake Chapter gave presentations on their printing history and book arts projects.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Renowned pianist Paul Lewis speaks with David Plylar about selected manuscripts of music by Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt, including transcriptions by Liszt.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Gabriela Per├ęz B├íez discusses surmounting the challenges of linguistic and cultural revitalization.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown and vocalist Shoshana Bean discuss their collaboration and Brown's music, in conjunction with a performance at the Library of Congress.Click┬ here to watch the video.
This program highlighted the early history of the segregated Jewish community in Venice and showcased rare books and documents from the Library of Congress collection related to the Jewish Ghetto of Venice.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Translator Zelda Kahan Newman speaks about the Yiddish poetry of Rivka Basman Ben-Haim.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Virtuoso oud musician and composer Rahim AlHaj discusses his family, education, music and his experiences leaving Iraq and settling in New Mexico with Dan Sheehy prior to a Library of Congress concert.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Using their unique sounds on display in this concert, Gabriel Mu├▒oz & Melodias Borinque├▒as hope to introduce Puerto Rican folk music to many people around the world, and also to provide a nostalgic experience to Puerto Ricans living away from their homeland.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Journalist and author Cokie Roberts brings her newest children's book, "Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation," to the Library's Young Readers Center.Click┬ here to watch the video.
David Plylar interviews Sandro Ivo Bartoli about the centennial of Ferruccio Busoni's birth. They also discuss Bartoli's performance of works by Bach, Busoni, Liszt and transcriptions by Busoni.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Members of the Noka Trio and Mikel Markez discuss their music and its origins.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Hamid Dabashi discussed his book, "Persophilia: Persian Culture on the Global Scene."Click┬ here to watch the video.
Edward Burton discussed his work with the American and Saudi public and private sectors to promote the interests of U.S.-Saudi Arabian bilateral relationships.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Gail Prensky, creator and director of The J├╝dische Kulturbund Project, tells the story of Jewish musicians and performing artists who organized in 1933 Nazi Germany and performed until the "Final Solution" in 1941.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Valerie J. Frey discussed her book "Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions."Click┬ here to watch the video.
NASA's Noah Petro discussed remote sensing data and lunar surface areas that merit future exploration.Click┬ here to watch the video.
William Egginton discussed his new book, "The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World."Click┬ here to watch the video.
Harry D. Boonin spoke about his new book, "Never Tell A Boy Not To Fight," about four Jewish boxers from Philadelphia.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Ghanaian writer Kwame Dawes read samples of his work and participated in a moderated discussion.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Shenaz Patel read selections of her work and participated in a discussion with Library staff.Click┬ here to watch the video.
Filmmaker J.R. Biersmith discussed his documentary film "Men in the Arena," about two Somali national soccer team friends chasing their dreams against impossible oddsClick┬ here to watch the video.
Architectural historian and conservationist Rana Al Kadi spoke about the history of Islamic architecture from its origins in Damascus to North Africa, Spain and Turkey.Click┬ here to watch the video.