Monthly Archives for February 2012

President Obama Introduces the “Red, White and Blues” Performance at the White House By Describing the Impact of Alan Lomax’s Work

Date posted: February 21, 2012

This evening, President Barak Obama welcomed to the White House stage B.B. King, followed by Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Shemekia Copeland, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Trombone Shorty, and more. His introduction to the deep importance of blues music radiates from his description of the fateful meeting between Alan Lomax and McKinley Morganfield–otherwise known as Muddy Waters–on the Stovall Plantation in Mississippi in the year 1941.

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“Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork 1978-1985″ Screens at SPACE Gallery in Portland, Maine

Date posted: February 7, 2012

Excerpts from Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork Series–originally compiled as a PBS TV series from recordings, made between 1978-1985, of folk musicians throughout the American South and Southwest–will screen at SPACE Gallery on 538 Congress St in Portland, Maine at 4:30pm this Saturday, the seventh.

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Emily Jones Pointer Library, Como, Mississippi

Date posted: February 3, 2012

In 1959 and 1978 Alan Lomax visited the Hill Country town of Como, Mississippi. On Friday, February 3, 2011, a celebration was held at the Emily Jones Pointer Library in Como to mark the repatriation of the recordings, photographs, and videos collected by Lomax during those visits. The event included performances by Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band, the Como Mamas, and Glen Faulkner. John Lomax III, Alan Lomax’s nephew, represented ACE at the ceremony.

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