Monthly Archives for June 2012

ACE’s Geoffrey Clarfield Doing Fieldwork in Africa

Date posted: June 26, 2012

In 1962 Alan Lomax wrote: “Perhaps no two peoples (Pygmies and Bushman), so far separated in space (3,000 miles), living in such different environments (jungle and desert), and belonging to different racial and linguistic groups, share so many stylistic traits …

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Lomax’s 1962 Recordings Repatriated to The University of The West Indies, Trinidad

Date posted: June 21, 2012

A ceremony took place at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on June 18, 2012, to celebrate repatriation of the 60-plus hours of recordings and more than 1000 photographs made by Alan Lomax in the Eastern Caribbean to the Alma Jordan Library at Trinidad’s University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine. The repatriation marked the 50th anniversary of Lomax’s 1962 research trip. Alan’s daughter, Anna L. Wood, asked that the collection be named “The Alan Lomax and Jacob D. Elder Collection.” Dr. Elder, a native of Tobago, was a renowned folklorist and cultural activist, and Trinidad’s first Minister of Culture after Independence; he was also Lomax’s principal advisor and collaborator in the Caribbean, and a close colleague and friend.

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Ballads, Blues and Bluegrass Premieres at the LA Film Festival

Date posted: June 18, 2012

The Association for Cultural Equity is pleased to announce the World Premiere of Ballads, Blues, and Bluegrass at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival on Tuesday, June 19, at the Grammy Museum. The film — directed by Alan Lomax, shot by George Pickow, with sound by Jean Ritchie, and edited by Anna Lomax Wood — is a remarkable portrait of a brief, fabled era that was widely documented in recordings but all too under-represented in moving image.

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US State Department Lauds ACE’s Preservation Efforts

Date posted: June 7, 2012

ACE and the Archive received some international coverage from the State Department in the following article from the International Information Programs Bureau website.

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