Monthly Archives for February 2006

Lomax Staff Archive Department Makes US State Department-Sponsored Speaking Tour of Nine European Countries

Date posted: February 15, 2006

Anna Lomax Wood and staff members at the Alan Lomax Archive and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress participated in a presentation tour of nine European countries by invitation from the U.S. State Department. In honor of …

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Jelly Roll Morton Set Wins Two Grammies

Date posted: February 7, 2006

It is with great pride that we announce that our Jelly Roll Morton: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax box set, released on Rounder Records, won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Historical Album, naming Jeffrey Greenberg and …

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Blues for New Orleans: Mardi Gras and America’s Creole Soul, by Roger D. Abrahams, with Nick Spitzer, John F. Szwed, and Robert Farris Thompson, University of Pennsylvania Press

Date posted: February 1, 2006

A paean to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and a study of Mardi Gras as a celebration of cultural creolization. Showing how the music, dance, and fanciful displays of Carnival in the Greater Caribbean follow identical patterns …

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Victor Grauer’s “Echoes of Forgotten Ancestors” in Print

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“Echoes of Our Forgotten Ancestors,” Victor Grauer’s monograph applying Cantometrics theory to the “out-of-Africa model in population genetics was published in the 2/2006 issue of The World of Music. Drawing upon his early work with Alan Lomax on the Cantometrics project, …

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