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Alan Lomax and multiculturalism

When Alan Lomax accepted a position as the Assistant in Charge of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1936 he became a gatekeeper to the largest repository of recorded traditional music in the country. 252 more words

Ethnomusicology

In Discipline: Talks from the European Side

For this week’s In Discipline post, we are very happy to introduce Stephen Millar, a PhD student from Queen’s University Belfast. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences with us, Stephen. 862 more words

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Gnawa Music: A Refresher

The other day, a friend shared this fellow’s music project with me.  http://remixtheearth.com/

The boogiemeister has quite a cause going on!  Some of his pictures on the headers were Gnawa musicians from Morocco.   204 more words

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Choosing a Recording Device

Ethnomusicologists have come a very long way from Frances Densmore’s iconic photograph, but the judicious use of recording devices is just as important. Today, Alice Rogers shares her experience and expertise regarding useful questions to ask and things to consider when buying recording devices and making recordings. 713 more words

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Why This Matters.

Many of you might be wondering why we chose this project, and while we’ve explained some of our personal motivationshere and here, that still leaves the bigger question of  357 more words

Folk Music

Dear Balladeer

Dear John Jacob Niles,

I was seventeen when I first heard your voice. You were singing “Go ‘Way from my Window,” and I thought it was one of the most beautiful things I’d ever heard. 422 more words

Folk Music

In Discipline: Talks from the European Side

Welcome to In Discipline: 2015, dear readers! This evening, I have the pleasure of introducing Mikaela Minga, a researcher at the Albanian Institute of Anthropology and Arts who also currently teaches courses at the Faculty of Music in Tirana. 2,248 more words

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