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Jeffery Greenberg
Posted on: November 11, 2020

It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Jeffrey Alan Greenberg, longtime ACE Board member, ACE attorney, and cherished friend.  Jeff was a part of ACE for 25 years, and leaves behind a great hole in the fabric of our organization, and is a deep personal loss for us all.  President Anna Lomax Wood shared her memories of Jeff.

Posted on: November 11, 2020

In September UNESCO accredited the Association for Cultural Equity as a non-governmental organization providing advisory services to its 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).  UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage program is devoted to safeguarding ICH through documentation, promotion, fostering transmission and revitalizing cultural practices and expressions.  It designates ICH from among the 178 states parties that have ratified the Convention for the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural of Humanity and lists of best safeguarding practices a

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Posted on: October 10, 2020

Anna Wood, together with Eric Crawford from Coastal Carolina University, will be co-chairing a forum entitled "The Return: Rethinking Historical Recordings in Collaboration with Source Communities" at this year's virtual American Folklore Society conference, on Friday, October 16 at 10:30 am.  ACE contributors Violet Baron, Lamont Jack Pearley, and Donato Raimondo will be on the panel as well.

Bessie Jones album cover
Posted on: June 6, 2020

Bessie Jones was one of the most popular performers on the 1960s and '70s folk circuit, appearing usually at the helm of the Georgia Sea Island Singers at colleges, festivals, the Poor People's March on Washington, and Jimmy Carter's inauguration. GET IN UNION is a collection of classic recordings with the Singers, combined with previously unavailable solo and small-group performances captured by Alan Lomax between 1959 and 1966. This digital-only release by the Alan Lomax Archive is an expanded version of the two-CD set issued by Tompkins Square in 2013, featuring nine previously unreleased tracks. Visit, where 85% of your purchase will benefit ACE and Bessie Jones' heirs. The album is also available via streaming services.

Fleary drumming
Posted on: December 12, 2019

At 1:30 am on December 5th, a friend and great Caribbean cultural leader was lost to us.  Winston Fleary passed away on his home island of Carraicou.  He was a folklorist, musician, activist and ambassador - and was and is an inspiration to all of us.

Posted on: September 9, 2019

In the Fall of 1959, Alan Lomax -- assisted by the English folksinger Shirley Collins -- undertook a two-and-a-half month field-recording trip throughout the American South.

GJB Presentation
Posted on: July 7, 2019

This month, ACE presented an in-development education component of the Global Jukebox to a group of educators under the auspices of a larger City Lore education and technology initiative.  

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Posted on: March 3, 2019

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to the Association for Cultural Equity to support the collaborative and ethical repatriation of archived Native American field recordings. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,605 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 972 grants in this category.