Watch these videos just added to the Library of Congress website.Daymé Arocena
Full of energy, talent, and charisma, Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena comes to the Library to enchant her audience with her rich and powerful vocals. In a conversation with Library staff, she related the behind-the-scenes story about recording the concert from Canada while her band was in Havana. Finally, she shared her experience in a series of educational videos.
- Daymé Arocena Concert
- Daymé Arocena Conversation
- Educational Video #1: Vocal Improvisation
- Educational Video #2: Afro-Cuban Rhythms
- Educational Video #3: Afro-Cuban Influences in Music
- Educational Video #4: Music Composition
- Educational Video #5: Five Tips for Emerging Artists
A sumptuous recital by an all-star trio paints an intimate composer portrait, in performances of mesmerizing intensity. This masterly presentation of Tchaikovsky songs is interwoven with readings of poems from Alexander Pushkin, Afanasy Fet and Mikhail Lermontov, and letters to the composer’s brother Modest and patron Nadezhda von Meck.
Maratón de PoesíaThe Maratón de Poesía/Poetry Marathon is a trailblazing event in the United States that brings together recognized Hispanic poets, from the United States and abroad, to share their work with the local poetry community. The aratón kicks-off virtually at the Library of Congress with a poetry reading by all participating poets and a conversation to follow.
Igor Stravinsky’s iconic work L’Histoire du soldat is based on the eternal story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil, achieving fame and fortune, but losing everything when the devil calls in the debt.
Kazem Abdullah leads a conversation with Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis. They discuss his work, “A Fiddler’s Tale” and his collaboration and work with Stanley Crouch.
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