The Transatlantic Ballad of Alan Lomax

multimedia essay published at transatlantic cultures.

Studying vocal performance styles during his time in Europe during the 1950s, the US ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax (1915-2002) transformed his regionalist approach to folk songs into a global framework. His “Cantometrics” and “Global Jukebox” projects show how a “reverse” transatlantic experiences can produce transnational maps of song and culture. A new multimedia essay published at Transatlantic Cultures.

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