Monthly Archives for April 2012

The Land Where the Blues Began Screening at Sensoria Festival, UK

Date posted: April 25, 2012

As part of the “Translating Culture” program, on April 25, 2012, at 6pm in the Green Room of the UK’s Sensoria Festival of Music and Film, Alan Lomax’s Delta blues documentary “The Land Where the Blues Began” will screen.

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On the 100-Year Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic, the Huffington Post Presents a Sampling of Early 20th-Century Folk Songs on the Disaster, Many Recorded by Alan Lomax and Family

Date posted: April 14, 2012

“Indeed, one of the most common themes of Titanic songs is the wrath of God. By advertising the ship as “virtually unsinkable” and adding a list of wealthy and prominent passengers, the White Star Line made many people feel the whole voyage reflected hubris, waste, and greed. In many minds, the iceberg was the hand of God, teaching a lesson to the rich and the mighty.”

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John Lomax III and Rocky Hill featured in Tennessean

Date posted: April 11, 2012

John Lomax III is featured in an article about his new release of blues guitarist Rocky Hill (brother of ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill), perhaps the greatest guitarist you’ve never heard of.

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John Stanmeyer Presents a Selection of Alan Lomax’s Photographs

Date posted: April 9, 2012

“Photojournalist, humanist, incessant traveler, carpenter, organic farmer, husband, father, and reclusive ethnomusicologist” John Stanmeyer looks at Alan Lomax’s career as a photojournalist and celebrates the availability of his entire body of work on the Cultural Equity website.

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