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Film, Video 'Poor Wayfaring Stranger'

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  • 'Poor Wayfaring Stranger'


  • The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress challenged musical artists to interpret material from its unparalleled archive of ethnographic recordings of traditional folk music. Artists were asked to put their own spin on these archival treasures, and to perform them at a special showcase during the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City in 2017. The showcase was recorded for this webcast. This video features Canadian singer-songwriter AHI from Toronto performing "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" from Alan Lomax's 1949 field recording of Kentucky singer Jean Ritchie made in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Event Date

  • February 18, 2017

Running Time

  • 4 minutes 17 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text





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'Poor Wayfaring Stranger'. 2017. Video.

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(2017) 'Poor Wayfaring Stranger'. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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