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The Latest from ACE

Posted on: January 1, 2016

Mark Davidson, University of California, Santa Cruz, organized and chaired the a fascinating session at SEM entitled Alan Lomax at 100: A Critical Re-evaluation of Lomax’s Legacy in the Twenty-First Century, sponsored by the Historical Ethnomusicology Section. Gage Averill, University of British Columbia gave a cogent summary of Lomax’s “metrics” (Canto, Choreo, etc.) and their relevance to ethnomusicology today.

Posted on: November 11, 2015

The American Folklife Center has announced the online publication of the Lomax Family manuscripts.

card Posted on: October 10, 2015

The Association for Cultural Equity, in partnership with Berea College Special Collections & Archives, University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center, and the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, are proud to announce the launch of The Lomax Kentucky Recordings, an online exhibition of over 70 hours of Eastern Kentucky folk musi

Posted on: September 9, 2015

2015, Lomax’s Centennial year, has been an exciting one with regard to his 1938 recordings made in Michigan.

Posted on: September 9, 2015

A photo exhibition entitled 1954-1955 Alan Lomax in Italia will be on display until Sunday, September 27th at the Palazzo Ducale, Spazio Aperto, in Genoa, Italy.  Organized by Laura Parodi and Goffredo Plastino, it features photos taken by Alan during his time in Italy.

Title: 1954-1955 Alan Lomax in Italia

Posted on: June 6, 2015

From June 21 through October 4, 2015, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale presents the first comprehensive museum survey of photography in Haiti in the exhibition From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography. This exhibition is supported by frequent ACE partner, the Green Family Foundation, and features some of Alan Lomax’s imagery. See the museum site for more information.

 

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Inspired by the field work of Lomax, David Marker, a young field recorder, Italian American and NYU student, has made a significant effort to document what remains of this music today. In comparing the recordings of Lomax to contemporary recordings, a picture of changing cultural identity and values becomes apparent. This presentation will showcase a handful of select recordings from Lomax’s 1954 trip as well as a number of recordings from Marker’s contemporary work.

Posted on: January 1, 2015

A six-hour marathon of Alan Lomax’s films and raw footage, from his earliest Library of Congress trips to Haiti, Kentucky, and Michigan to his last moving image collection, shot on the Grenadan island of Carriacou, in 1991.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Dreamland, Louisville, Kentucky
More information here.