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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.

rrff Posted on: July 7, 2017

ACE’s Jorge Arevalo Mateus and Kathleen Rivera gave a presentation entitled “Vision and Dance: The Global Jukebox, The Urban Strain, and Rock Metrics” at the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s 2017 Summer Teacher Workshop, held at NYU on July 20th.

The annual workshop brings together a stellar group of guest presenters, educators and cultural specialists that are working to share new ideas, media, and technology with utility for Arts education and pedagogy.