Alan Lomax Archive Channel makes available video clips from Lomax's “American Patchwork” fieldwork (1978-1983), thus far including Mississippi Delta and Hill Country, Appalachia, New Orleans, Cajun Louisiana, Johns Island, SC. Among the hundreds of participants are fife-and-drum ensembles; blues singers and songsters; former muleskinners and railroad tie-tampers; cloggers and buck dancers; old-time fiddlers, banjoists, and string bands; family gospel groups and church congregations; coal miners, tobacco farmers, and retired bootleggers; brass bands and second liners; Mardi Gras Indians and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs; veterans of the Storyville jazz scene; Cajun cowboys, fiddlers, accordionists, and assorted zydeco stompers.
Global Jukebox Channel. ACE is a contributing member of the Endangered Language Project, a free online resource dedicated to saving languages in danger of extinction. The 600 recorded language examples collected by Lomax for Parlametrics, his study of speaking style, were preserved and cataloged by The Rosetta Project and added to their online database. The recordings were made in the 1960s and ‘70s, by linguists and at the United Nations.
Cultural Equity in the Eastern Caribbean Channel was set up to provide Grenadians at home and in the Diaspora with an interactive online resource for Grenadian folkways and an outlet for cultural feedback. In 2012 ACE was invited to film cultural traditions in Carriacou, Grenada, West Indies — the Big Drum ceremony, a boat launching, drum making and drumming instruction, and oral history interviews. John Bishop prepared the clips, which come with comments and translations by Winston Fleary and Krèyol transcriptions by Ron Kephart.
The Association for Cultural Equity Channel houses our Tradition Talks! conversations.