" 'Like musical woodpeckers tapping honey-trees' —Alan Lomax's Six Months in Spain, 1952"
Ethnomusicologist Judith Cohen will describe how legendary American folklorist Alan Lomax lugged a tape recorder around Spain to capture the musical traditions of mountain villages, fishing ports and island hamlets. Now, more than 50 years later, she has interviewed many of the same people. Cohen will discuss the nexus between her work and Lomax’s documentary material--recordings, photographs, diaries, letters and ephemera--housed in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Cohen is the first Alan Lomax Fellow in Folklife Studies at the John W. Kluge Center.
Thursday, August 25, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. Room LJ 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., S.E., Washington, DC 20540.
Free and open to the public, no reservations required.
Request ASL and ADA accommodations five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.
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Library of Congress
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