Alan Lomax and the Blues: Seeking the Roots

A program presented by the Alan Lomax Archive at Norway’s Notodden Blues Festival and sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Norway. Photographs and film footage by Alan Lomax and John Bishop were on exhibit at the Notodden Library, where Anna Lomax Wood gave a presentation illustrating the history of African American music with field recordings, photos, and video clips. Anna also gave a short presentation to the Notodden Choir and taught them “Dink’s Song,” a Lomax recording and family favorite. Her address at the opening of the festival was broadcast on Radio Norway.

Originally posted: August 3, 2005