Yearly Archives for 2011

William Stetson Kennedy (October 5, 1916-August 27, 2011) – An Appreciation by Anna Lomax Wood

Date posted: September 21, 2011

Though slight and soft-spoken, Stetson tackled the problems of the South, of his South, with the same spirit — fearlessly, directly, and with optimism. He did it with his pen, with wit and wile, and through folklore.

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Cinquefrondi, Calabria, Italy: Mediateca Comunale “Pasquale Creazzo”

Date posted: April 21, 2011

On August 1, 1954, Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella arrived in an impoverished village clinging to the foothills of the Aspromonte mountain range in the province of Reggio Calabria. There Lomax took 135 photographs and made 19 recordings, including several love songs in polyphony by a group of women. These, more than anything else, Lomax wrote, brought him back to the songs and people of the Mississippi Delta of the 1930s and ’40s.

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First Alan Lomax Fellowship Awarded

Date posted: March 1, 2011

Judith Cohen received the first Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies from the Library of Congress’s Kluge Center. Over the next four months in Washington, D.C., she will prepare for publication Lomax’s 1952 fieldwork diary from Spain, a treasure trove of notes, photographs, local festival programs and other ephemera.

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Haiti Outreach Documented in New Site

Date posted: February 1, 2011

The Green Family Foundation (GFF) and Fastforward have launched a new website, This is Haiti, to document their work in Haiti over the past year. Music and film from Alan Lomax’s field trip to Haiti have been used in their …

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