Yearly Archives for 2010

Introducing Global Jukbox, an Independent Music Label from the Alan Lomax Archive

Date posted: December 2, 2010

Thousands of hours of international field recordings housed in the Alan Lomax Archive will now reach audiences through Global Jukebox, the Archive’s first independent music imprint. Find out more.

Alan Lomax in Haiti Nominated for Grammys

Date posted: December 1, 2010

Alan Lomax in Haiti: recordings from the Library of Congress, 1936-1937, has been nominated for two Grammys: Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes. Congratulations to the whole Lomax in Haiti team and to Harte Recordings.

“The Day We Fall Is Not The Day We Sink”: Cultural Repatriation in Haiti After the Quake

Date posted: May 11, 2010

By Gage Averill, SEM President In an odd twist of fate, my trip to Haiti in mid-January was postponed when the remote broadcast I was helping to set up from the Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival for CIUT-FM in Toronto fell apart. …

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Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World

Date posted: May 5, 2010

On May 5, Yale University’s John Szwed will present and discuss his upcoming biography of Alan Lomax for the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm. The …

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“The Recovery of Our Grenadian Heritage is a Priority!”

Date posted: March 2, 2010

In a meeting at ACE on January 12, Hon. Dessima Williams, Ambassador from Grenada to the U.N., said that her government is making the preservation and recovery of Grenadian cultural traditions a definite priority. Folklorist and musician Winston Fleary, a long-time cultural …

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