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The Lomax Legacy: Folklore in a Globalizing Century

Program

Please note that all panel presentations and the film screening will take place in the Mumford Room, 6th floor, Madison Building and that advance registration is required to attend. The afternoon concert/lecture on Wednesday, January 18, and the evening concert on Thursday, January 19, will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium in the Jefferson Building. Free tickets for both concerts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the auditorium on the day of the show.

JANUARY 18, 2006 -- WEDNESDAY

12:00-1:00 pm -- MISTER JELLY ROLL, MISTER LOMAX AND THE INVENTION OF JAZZ
Concert/Lecture featuring Dave Burrell, pianist, and John Szwed, author and jazz scholar (Yale University)

7:00-9:00 pm -- 'OSS 'OSS, WEE 'OSS - MAYDAY IN PADSTOW AND PADSTOW FIFTY YEARS LATER
Film Screening and discussion with John Bishop (World Arts and Culture Program, UCLA) of the film 'Oss 'Oss, Wee Oss - Mayday In Padstow (1951 -- directed and scripted by Alan Lomax; produced by Peter Kennedy; cinematography by George Pickow; sound by Jean Ritchie)

JANUARY 19, 2006 -- THURSDAY

9:00-9:45 am
-- WELCOMING REMARKS: Deanna Marcum (Associate Librarian for Library Services)
INTRODUCTION: Peggy Bulger (Director, American Folklife Center)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bill Ferris (Senior Associate Director, Center for the Study of the American South, UNC- Chapel Hill)

9:45-10:30 am -- THE ALAN LOMAX COLLECTION AT AFC AND ACE: AN OVERVIEW
INTRODUCTION: Michael Taft (Head, Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center)
Todd Harvey (Folklife Specialist, American Folklife Center) - The Alan Lomax Collection
Nathan Salsburg & Bert Lyons (Association for Cultural Equity, Alan Lomax Archives) - The Alan Lomax Database
Nancy Johnson (Independent Scholar) - The Performance Style & Culture Collection Guide

10:45 am-12:30 pm -- EQUITY AND CULTURAL POLICY
MODERATOR: Robert Baron (New York State Council on the Arts, NY)
Betsy Peterson (Fund for Folk Culture, Santa Fe, NM)
Bill Westerman (Chicago Cambodian American Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial. IL)
Jake Homiak (Museum Support Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC)

12:30-1:30 -- LUNCH

1:30-3:15 pm -- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD
MODERATOR: Peggy Bulger (American Folklife Center)
Jeff Greenberg ( Beldock, Levine & Hoffman (LLP), NY)
Preston Hardison (Tulalip Tribes of Washington)
Gigi Sohn (Public Knowledge, Washington, DC)

3:30-5:15 pm -- MIN(D)ING THE PAST: TALES FROM THE FIELD
MODERATOR: Ron Cohen (Indiana University Northwest, IN)
Judith Cohen (York University, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA)
Jeff Todd Titon (Brown University, RI)
Don Hill (State University of New York, College at Oneonta, NY)

7:00-9:00 pm -- CONCERT
The National Chorus of the Church of God and Saints of Christ
and special guests The Solomon Carey Family
performing traditional a capella African-American spirituals and secular songs

Judith Cohen singing songs from the Luso-Hispanic tradition of rural Spain and Portugal and from the Sephardic diaspora

JANUARY 20, 2006 -- FRIDAY

9:00-9:30 am -- KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Szwed (Yale University)

9:45-11:45 am -- CANTOMETRICS, CHOREOMETRICS AND SCHOLARLY TRENDS TODAY
MODERATOR: Victor Grauer (Independent Scholar, PA)
John Bishop (World Arts and Culture, UCLA)
Colin Quigley (World Arts and Culture, UCLA)
Goffredo Plastino (University of Newcastle, UK)

11:45-1:00 pm -- LUNCH

1:00-3:00 pm -- DISSEMINATION: THE INTERNET, BROADCASTING, AND RECORDINGS
MODERATOR: Norma Cantú (Department of English, Classics and Philosophy, University of Texas - San Antonio)
Dan Sheehy (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and Global Sound, DC)
Nick Spitzer (American Routes, Public Radio International, LA)
Henry Sapoznik (Executive Director, Living Traditions, NY)
Bill Nowlin (Rounder Records, MA)

3:15-3:30 pm -- CLOSING REMARKS: REMEMBERING ALAN
Anna Lomax Wood (President, Association for Cultural Equity, NY)

 

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