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Posted on: October 10, 2020

Anna Wood, together with Eric Crawford from Coastal Carolina University, will be co-chairing a forum entitled "The Return: Rethinking Historical Recordings in Collaboration with Source Communities" at this year's virtual American Folklore Society conference, on Friday, October 16 at 10:30 am.  ACE contributors Violet Baron, Lamont Jack Pearley, and Donato Raimondo will be on the panel as well.

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

Bessie Jones was one of the most popular performers on the 1960s and '70s folk circuit, appearing usually at the helm of the Georgia Sea Island Singers at colleges, festivals, the Poor People's March on Washington, and Jimmy Carter's inauguration. GET IN UNION is a collection of classic recordings with the Singers, combined with previously unavailable solo and small-group performances captured by Alan Lomax between 1959 and 1966. This digital-only release by the Alan Lomax Archive is an expanded version of the two-CD set issued by Tompkins Square in 2013, featuring nine previously unreleased tracks. Visit, where 85% of your purchase will benefit ACE and Bessie Jones' heirs. The album is also available via streaming services.

Fleary drumming
Posted on: December 12, 2019

At 1:30 am on December 5th, a friend and great Caribbean cultural leader was lost to us.  Winston Fleary passed away on his home island of Carraicou.  He was a folklorist, musician, activist and ambassador - and was and is an inspiration to all of us.

Posted on: September 9, 2019

In the Fall of 1959, Alan Lomax -- assisted by the English folksinger Shirley Collins -- undertook a two-and-a-half month field-recording trip throughout the American South.

GJB Presentation
Posted on: July 7, 2019

This month, ACE presented an in-development education component of the Global Jukebox to a group of educators under the auspices of a larger City Lore education and technology initiative.  

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Posted on: March 3, 2019

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to the Association for Cultural Equity to support the collaborative and ethical repatriation of archived Native American field recordings. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,605 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 972 grants in this category.

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Posted on: January 1, 2019

This month Tamika Galanis, current Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection at the John G.

Choreometics Films
Posted on: December 12, 2018

The Association for Cultural Equity recently completed a National Film Preservation Foundation grant project to digitally transfer and preserve items in the Alan Lomax Choreometrics Films Collection, housed at the American Folklife Center-Library of Congress. The project entailed selection of rare film material from the Presentation Library, which ACE will make available to dance scholars and researchers interested in the analysis method developed by Alan Lomax: Choreometrics.