ACE Presents Equitable and Inclusive: The Global Jukebox at the 2018 American Folklore Society Conference

October 10, 2018 | by

The ACE team presented its forum Equitable and Inclusive: The Global Jukebox at the American Folklore Society Conference in Buffalo, New York on October 18th.


Bringing in an attentive crowd, ACE President Anna Lomax Wood, Executive Director Jorge Arévalo Mateus, Research Associate Violet Baron and Intern Miriam Elhajli joined specialists in the field to discuss the innovations and impacts of the Global Jukebox for folklorists, archivists, music educators, musicians and others.


After opening remarks by Wood on folklore and the legacy of Cantometrics and Choreometrics on the Jukebox, Baron and Elhajli gave a brief presentation on the Global Jukebox’s goals, tools and functionality.


Next, Vermont Folklife Center Director of Archives and Research Andy Kolovos, Columbia College Professor of Music Rosita Sands, Penobscot Nation Tribal Historian James Francis, and Yale University Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, African American Studies and Film Studies and Lomax biographer John Szwed each gave their commentary on and analysis of the Global Jukebox from the perspectives of their fields of expertise.


Arévalo served as the discussion moderator. Dance scholar and Choreometrics co-creator Forrestine Paulay was scheduled to join the forum but was unable to attend.


The forum was followed by a discussion with the audience about the future of the Jukebox and its influences.


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