Film, Video Traditional Music of Coastal Louisiana: 1934 Lomax Recordings
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- Traditional Music of Coastal Louisiana: 1934 Lomax Recordings
- This talk examines the songs recorded in the summer of 1934 by folklorist John Lomax, with assistance from his son Alan, who was then a teenager. While the music they recorded there has often been described as Cajun or Creole music, what they actually found was much more complex: a diverse admixture of old medieval lays, Continental pop songs, blues ballads, round dance songs, traditional ballads in French, a Scottish jig, and much more. This talk coincides with the release of the book Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana, a study of the 1934 trip.
- Library of Congress
- American Folklife Center, sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2013-12-11.
- - Culture, Folklife
- - Education
- - Literature
- - Classification: Language and Literature.
- - Joshua Caffery.
- - Recorded on 2013-12-11.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Traditional Music of Coastal Louisiana:Lomax Recordings. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -12-11, 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021689286/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2013) Traditional Music of Coastal Louisiana:Lomax Recordings. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -12-11. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021689286/.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Traditional Music of Coastal Louisiana:Lomax Recordings. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -12-11, 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021689286/>.