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; background
music for the Samoan Battalion Motion Picture Release duplicated from the
US Marine Corps collection in the Library; 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.
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.
Publication: Music of the Pacific Islands in the Archive of Folk Song [available upon request]