Alan Lomax Awarded Michigan Heritage Award

The Michigan Heritage Award is the state’s highest distinction to honor individuals who continue their family community and cultural traditions with excellence and devotion.

Alan Lomax was posthumously presented this honor by the Michigan State University Museum for his “dedication to the preservation of musical traditions and cultural heritage in Michigan and beyond.”

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A puppet of Alan made by students in NW Michigan in association with Blackbird Arts, SEEDS, and Earthwork Collective this past spring--all part of the Quest, an innovative arts/musicking project for underserved high school and middle school students organized around the Lomax 1938 Michigan recordings.

Originally posted: August 30, 2014