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The Global Jukebox

DrugCrazed 31 Jan 12 - 05:40 PM
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Subject: The Global Jukebox
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 05:40 PM

Saw this over in the "Where the hell did the time go" section of the internet.

Folklorist's Global Jukebox Goes Digital

The folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax was a prodigious collector of traditional music from all over the world and a tireless missionary for that cause. Long before the Internet existed, he envisioned a "global jukebox" to disseminate and analyze the material he had gathered during decades of fieldwork.

A decade after his death technology has finally caught up to Lomax's imagination. Just as he dreamed, his vast archive — some 5,000 hours of sound recordings, 400,000 feet of film, 3,000 videotapes, 5,000 photographs and piles of manuscripts, much of it tucked away in forgotten or inaccessible corners — is being digitized so that the collection can be accessed online. About 17,000 music tracks will be available for free streaming by the end of February, and later some of that music may be for sale as CDs or digital downloads.

Full article here


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Subject: RE: The Global Jukebox
From: Ritchie
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 05:49 PM

great post ... an incredible amount of work ... thanks for posting


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Subject: RE: The Global Jukebox
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 12:24 PM

See also this thread: Alan Lomax Archive going online, where I've copied the NY Times article.

~ Becky in Tucson


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