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DSU
Posted on: October 10, 2018

ACE's Jorge Arévalo Mateus and Violet Baron traveled to Mississippi early this month to repatriate early Lomax recordings from the birthplace of the blues.

Steve Rosenthal
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Today, we feature Steve Rosenthal, owner of the Magic Shop recording studio and long-time ACE collaborator.

Ethnomusicology
Posted on: August 8, 2018

ACE President Anna Lomax Wood published Part I of a 2-part series in Ethnomusicology, the Society for Ethnomusicology’s academic journal.

Called “Like a Cry from the Heart”: An Insider's View of the Genesis of Alan Lomax's Ideas and the Legacy of His Research, Wood’s article is part prose poem of remembrance, recalling travels with Lomax and working in his rambling Upper West Side apartment-office on what would be his life’s projects to create the Global Jukebox. The article also includes deep analysis of Lomax’s work and the criticism that it met with, as well as a synthesis of new research on the projects that Lomax, and ACE, championed.

learning
Posted on: August 8, 2018

The Rock Foundation has awarded ACE a $50,000 grant to plan and carry out a pilot curriculum for Choreometrics with dance analysts /professors/ethnochoreologists Forrestine Paulay and Miriam Philips as principals.  The curriculum will be presented within the Global Jukebox.

The Rock Foundation supports anthropological research, publishing, films and archaeological research.

AFS
Posted on: August 8, 2018

The American Folklore Society approved the Association for Cultural Equity’s roundtable, Equitable and Inclusive: The Global Jukebox and Folklore Research, to take place on at the 2018 Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 18.
 
The panel will feature ACE researchers, archivists and scholars in conversation on how the Global Jukebox can be used as a tool for making folklore more interactive and inclusive of living cultures, and for understanding, studying and educating on the wide diversity of global cultural heritage.
 

agnani
Posted on: May 5, 2018

The Association for Cultural Equity returned to Italy this Spring to honor its rich history of collaborations with Italian singers, dancers, and tradition-bearers, recording and appreciating the region’s living heritage. 

BFF
Posted on: April 4, 2018

 

ACE took the Global Jukebox on the road to present and demonstrate its newest incarnation at the 10th annual Brooklyn Folk Festival on April 8th.

ACE President Anna Lomax Wood, Executive Director Jorge Arévalo Mateus, Senior Researcher Kathleen Rivera and Researcher Violet Baron led a full audience through the highlights of the Global Jukebox, and a discussion on its applications.
 

Roger Abrahams
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Margaret Mead taught us that elders transmit culture through their open palms. I have found this to be a helpful precept. It must have been at the Folklore Society Meetings ​in Nashville. As I was walking out,​ I saw a figure enrobed in a dark shawl seated in a wing chair with his back to the conference looking out at the grey afternoon. I tried to go by quietly but he noticed. His eyes lit up and ​he broke into ​his crooked smile. “Anna, it’s so nice to see you.