Film, Video Bourgeois Town: Lead Belly in Washington DC

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Bourgeois Town: Lead Belly in Washington DC
To celebrate the 125th birthday of the legendary folk singer Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Todd Harvey interviews Lead Belly family members Terika Dean and Alvin Singh on their famous relative, his contributions to American culture and world music and an overview of the significant Lead Belly materials in the Center's archive.
Event Date
April 24, 2015
-  Todd Harvey is an archivist with the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress.
-  Alvin Singh is an author and entrepreneur who has served as a consultant for Fortune 500 organizations, governments, non-profits organizations and technology start-ups. As historical curator of the Lead Belly Archives, Singh provided material for major Lead Belly exhibits at the Grammy Museum and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Co-author of the book "Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures," he currently lives in South Africa.
-  Terika Dean is Lead Belly's great-great niece. She is a board member for the Lead Belly Foundation and currently works as the licensing manager for the Lead Belly Estate. She assisted with the recently-opened exhibit "Lead Belly: A Musical Legacy" at the Grammy Museum in Los Angles and the just-released CD boxed-set "Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection."
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59 minutes 12 seconds
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