The Archives of Traditional Music is an audiovisual archive that documents music and culture from all over the world. With over 100,000 recordings that include more than 2,700 field collections, it is one of the largest university-based ethnographic sound archives in the United States.
Its holdings cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, vocal and instrumental music, linguistic materials, folktales, interviews, and oral history, as well as videotapes, photographs, and manuscripts.
Hoagy Carmichael Collections. 1920s to 1981. Over 3500 recordings, photographs, and personal effects from the life of popular songwriter, singer, jazz musician, and actor Hoagy Carmichael.
Upcoming Event from ATM
Hakka Music from Taiwan
Please join us on Monday, September 21 at 12:00 noon for a special performance and demonstration of traditional Hakka Music from Taiwan. Hakka people are a distinct ethnic group of about 80 million throughout the world with most living today in China and Taiwan.
As part of its month-long Sensing Taiwan series, the Indiana University East Asian Studies and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan) are pleased to present the Miao-Li Chen Family Pei-Kuan Pa-Yin Group (苗栗陳家班北管八音團), directed by Dr. Cheng Rom-Shing (鄭榮興). Dr. Cheng is the fifth generation of directors of this group, which was formed over a century ago by traditional Hakka musicians in north Taiwan. Prof. Cheng and his group are committed to preserving and promoting the music, folk arts, and cultural heritage of Taiwan’s Hakka community. In 2010, this highly acclaimed troupe of musicians was designated by the Taiwanese government as the primary preserver of Hakka pa-yin music. While in Bloomington, Director Cheng and ten musicians will participate in performances, musical conversations, and educational programs.
They invite you to enjoy three exciting performances of traditional Hakka music, including popular selections of Hakka pa-yin music, opera, and folksongs. Performances will include storytelling and introductions to Hakka music and culture by ethnomusicologist Dr. Hsin-Wen Hsu (許馨文; PhD, IU, 2014).
Sunday, September 20, 3:00 pm
Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center
1000 E 17th St
Monday, September 21, 12:00 noon.
IU Archives of Traditional Music Performance Series
Hoagy Carmichael Room
Morrison Hall 006
Monday, September 21, 7:30 pm
“Traditional Music in the U.S. and Taiwan: A Cultural-Musical Dialogue”
Featuring the Miao-Li Chen Family Pei-Kuan Pa-Yin Group and
Brad Leftwich and the Hogwire Band.
Folklore & Ethnomusicology Performance and Lecture Hall
800 N Indiana Ave