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American Samoa

Among its diverse collections of traditional American music and folklore, the American Folklife Center's holdings include wax cylinder recordings of traditional Samoan music from the Chicago World's Fair in 1893; documentation of Samoan music and dance in the Fahnestock South Seas Collection; and a recording of a performance by the Samoan Folk group, Isuela, at the Carter Inaugural concert in January 1977.

Collections

Local Legacies Collection: This project provides a "snapshot" of local culture as it was expressed in the year 2000. View a list of American Samoa 's Local Legacies projects.

Additional Resources

Publication: Music of the Pacific Islands in the Archive of Folk Song [available upon request]

 

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