Thursday, February 2, 2012

Alan Lomax's Dream of a "Global Jukebox"

 The New York Times reports on how Alan Lomax's dream of a "global jukebox" will soon be a reality. "The folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax was a prodigious collector of traditional music from all over the world and a tireless missionary for that cause." He envisioned a global jukebox to enable access to his many recordings, and by the end of February, much of it will be available streaming online.

Folklorist’s Global Jukebox Goes Digital

In the meantime, you can listen to many of his recordings and read his writings here at the library.

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