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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.

By Marion Post Wolcott - Reproduction from color slide. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Posted on: November 11, 2018

AFS presentation Posted on: October 10, 2018

The ACE team joined specialists in the field to present the forum Equitable and Inclusive: The Global Jukebox at the American Folklore Society Conference in Buffalo, New York on October 18th.

DSU Posted on: October 10, 2018

ACE's Jorge Arévalo Mateus and Violet Baron traveled to Mississippi early this month to repatriate early Lomax recordings from the birthplace of the blues.

Steve Rosenthal Posted on: August 8, 2018

Today, we feature Steve Rosenthal, owner of the Magic Shop recording studio and long-time ACE collaborator.

Ethnomusicology Posted on: August 8, 2018

ACE President Anna Lomax Wood published Part I of a 2-part series in Ethnomusicology, the Society for Ethnomusicology’s academic journal.

Called “Like a Cry from the Heart”: An Insider's View of the Genesis of Alan Lomax's Ideas and the Legacy of His Research, Wood’s article is part prose poem of remembrance, recalling travels with Lomax and working in his rambling Upper West Side apartment-office on what would be his life’s projects to create the Global Jukebox. The article also includes deep analysis of Lomax’s work and the criticism that it met with, as well as a synthesis of new research on the projects that Lomax, and ACE, championed.

learning Posted on: August 8, 2018

The Rock Foundation has awarded ACE a $50,000 grant to plan and carry out a pilot curriculum for Choreometrics with dance analysts /professors/ethnochoreologists Forrestine Paulay and Miriam Philips as principals.  The curriculum will be presented within the Global Jukebox.

The Rock Foundation supports anthropological research, publishing, films and archaeological research.

AFS Posted on: August 8, 2018

The American Folklore Society approved the Association for Cultural Equity’s roundtable, Equitable and Inclusive: The Global Jukebox and Folklore Research, to take place on at the 2018 Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 18.
 
The panel will feature ACE researchers, archivists and scholars in conversation on how the Global Jukebox can be used as a tool for making folklore more interactive and inclusive of living cultures, and for understanding, studying and educating on the wide diversity of global cultural heritage.