Folk Music in the American Century: An Alan Lomax Tribute

Beginning on April 9th and continuing from April 11th-12th of this year, CUNY will hold a conference and concert celebrating the life and work of Alan Lomax. A distinguished group of musicians, folklorists, ethnomusicologists, social historians and social activists will gather for three days of lectures, discussions, and performances exploring the Lomax legacy. Friday evening’s events will include an Alan Lomax “Song Swap” hosted by the New Lost City Ramblers. Pete Seeger, Guy Carawan, Barbara Dane, Oscar Brand, Judith Cohen, Bess Hawes, Spencer Moore, Cecil Haga, and Joe Hickerson will also participate. Saturday night’s Lomax tribute concert will feature Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Odetta, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Jean Ritchie, Cecil Haga and The New Lost City Ramblers.

This event is co-sponsored by City Lore, The Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College, The Graduate Center at CUNY, The People’s Poetry Gathering, and the Association for Cultural Equity.

Originally posted: April 9, 2003