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This footage from a Humanities Salon program features folklorist and fiddler Alan Jabbour discussing his globetrotting adventures recording fiddle music from traditional practitioners of the art. Jabbour's primary focus is Appalachia and the old…

Musical traditions and recollections of eight retired African-American railroad track laborers whose occupational folk songs were once heard on railroads that crisscross the South. They recount experiences in the segregated South, describe organized…

Retired doormen, butlers, seamstresses, cooks, and plumbers tell their stories at the 1992 Smithsonian Folklife Festival as part of the two-hundredth anniversary of the White House. The Humanities Council funded an exhibition on the topic in 1993.
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