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Cultural Preservation Projects as the Basis for Community Building in Post-Earthquake Haiti ( Poster for the ACURIL Conference )
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Cultural Preservation Projects as the Basis for Community Building in Post-Earthquake Haiti


The outreach, the music, the films, dances and songs that the people of
Haiti have shared with us, and how these treasures have been shown
around Haiti and beyond. Through integration of multi-media
engagements with community health, education, gender equity,
environmental preservation and food security outreach, we reached over
250,000 souls in Haiti alone. The unique approach Fastforward has
developed for disseminating information, combined with GFF's years of
experience in community health and development and work towards
meeting the Millennium Development Goals, we have created a
wonderful partnership with the people of Haiti.
From


Digital images of Alan Lomax photographs
Lopinot, Trinidad ( )


At Sinema anba Zetwal.
Petit Goave, Haiti. July 2010
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51434945 @N05/4857863598



"Haiti's Lost Music" Airs on PBS' Need to Know


Produced by Anthony Lappe and Kimberly Green,
President of the Green Family, the piece focuses on the city
of Leogane, site of many of Alan Lomax's most rare film
and music recordings from more than 70 years ago. The
crew filmed on the same sites Lomax filmed on his journey
in the 1930s.


April 26th, 2010, Kimberly Green of Green Family
Foundation, Anna Lomax (daughter of Alan Lomax) of the
Association for Cultural Equity, Grammy nominated
ethnomusicologist Gage Averill, Grammy award winner
Warren Russell-Smith, and Jeffrey A. Greenberg traveled to
Haiti to initiate Alan Lomax Haiti recordings' repatriation.


Brooke Wooldridge
Project Coordinator
Digital Library of the Caribbean
brooke wvooldridge@fiLu edu


Bert Lyons
Folklife Specialist / Digital Assets
Manager
American Folklife Center
Library of Congress


At Sinema anba Zetwal.
Petit Goave, Haiti. July 2010
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51434945@N05/4857012743


Two 2010 GRAMMY Award nominated box set has 10 CDs, DVDs, and
two books chronicling Lomax's 1936-1937 recordings in Haiti.
2011 New Orleans Jazz Fest Haiti Pavilion
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51434945@N05/5728274542/


Lomax's Caribbean Recordings
The Bahamas
In 1935, at the urging of novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston and on a budget of $198 from the Library of
Congress, 19-year-old Alan Lomax sailed to Nassau, Cat Island and Andros Island to record sailors, sponge fishermen, farmers and
dockworkers. African and New World styles and traditions are charmingly intertwined in their boat-pulling songs, shanties, anthems, and
old story songs (a cross between Jack tales and African Anancy tales of trickster lads outwitting the devil). The "John B. Sail" is one of
the songs in this collection whose engaging melody and lyrics made it a popular hit, sung by The Weavers, Pete Seeger, Roger Whitaker,
Dick Dale, The Beach Boys, and Johnny Cash.

Haiti
Alan Lomax Listening Station Showcased at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest Haiti Pavilion sponsored by the Green Family
Foundation.
In 1936-37, Alan Lomax persuaded the Library of Congress to sponsor an extensive recorded survey of Haitian music. Again at the behest
of Zora Neale Hurston, and with guidance from Melville Herskovits, Lomax made fifty hours of recordings documenting early Rara,
combite, children's game songs, Vaudoo, antique French ballads, and legendary composer Ludovic Lamothe (1882-1953). The collection
is accompanied by a compelling diary and correspondence chronicling the trip, with diagrams, drawings, and film footage. This rich
corpus languished for seventy years until ACE transferred the recordings to DAT and restored them.

The Eastern Caribbean
In 1962, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and sponsorship from the University of the West Indies, Alan Lomax arranged to record
the music of the Lesser Antilles, the chain of islands forming the eastern rim of the Caribbean. Over the course of six months, Lomax made 1,859
field recordings and 1,093 documentary photographs in twelve islands, including Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe,
Martinique, Carriacou, St. Lucia, St. Barthelemy, Anguilla, and St. Kitts, and Nevis. Collaborators and advisors to the project were folklorists
Jacob D. Elder, Dan Crowley, Roger Abrahams, Philip Sherlock (University College of the West Indies, Jamaica), and Andrew C. Pearse (St.
Lucia). A complete copy on open-reel tape was deposited at the University College of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. Later in the 1960s
Lomax made recordings in St. Eustatius and the Dominican Republic.


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Alan Lomax recording in Dominica, 1962
Photo by Antoinette Marchand.
(www.culturalequity.org)




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Recordings by Alan Lomax Digital images of Alan Lomax photographs Lopinot Trinidad ( www.dloc.com ) Alan Lomax recording in Dominica, 1962 Photo by Antoinette Marchand (www.culturalequity.org) Bert Lyons Folklife Specialist / Digital Assets Manager American Folklife Center Library of Congress blyo@loc.gov Brooke Wooldridge Project Coordinator, Digital Library of the Caribbean brooke.wooldridge@fiu.edu Cultural Preservation Projects as the Basis for Community Building in Post Earthquake Haiti Haiti Alan Lomax Listening Station Showcased at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest Haiti Pavilion sponsored by the Green Family Foundation. In 1936 37, Alan Lomax persuaded the Library of Congress to sponsor an extensive recorded survey of Haitian music. Again at the behest of Zora Neale Hurston, and with guidance from Melville Herskovits, Lomax made fifty hours of recordings documenting early Rara combite Vaudoo antique French ballads, and legendary composer Ludovic Lamothe (1882 1953). The collection is accompanied by a compelling diary and correspondence chronicling the trip, with diagrams, drawings, and film footage. This ri ch corpus languished for seventy years until ACE transferred the recordings to DAT and restored them. The Bahamas In 1935, at the urging of novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston and on a budget of $198 from the Library of Congress, 19 year old Alan Lomax sailed to Nassau, Cat Island and Andros Island to record sailors, sponge fishermen, farmers and dockworkers. African and New World styles and traditions are charmingly intertwined in their boat pulling songs, shanties, anthe ms, and old story songs (a cross between Jack tales and African Anancy tales of trickster lads outwitting the devil). The "John B. Sail" is one of the songs in this collection whose engaging melody and lyrics made it a popular hit, sung by The Weavers, Pete Seeger, Roger Whi taker, Dick Dale, The Beach Boys, and Johnny Cash. The Eastern Caribbean In 1962, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and sponsorship from the University of the West Indies, Alan Lomax arra nge d to record the music of the Lesser Antilles, the chain of islands forming the eastern rim of the Caribbean. Over the course of six month s, Lomax made 1,859 field recordings and 1,093 documentary photographs in twelve islands, including Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, Guade lou pe, Martinique, Carriacou St. Lucia, St. Barthelemy Anguilla, and St. Kitts, and Nevis. Collaborators and advisors to the project were folklorists Jacob D. Elder, Dan Crowley, Roger Abrahams, Philip Sherlock (University College of the West Indies, Jamaica), and Andrew C. Pearse (St. Lucia). A complete copy on open reel tape was deposited at the University College of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. Later in the 1960s Lomax made recordings in St. Eustatius and the Dominican Republic. April 26th, 2010, Kimberly Green of Green Family Foundation, Anna Lomax (daughter of Alan Lomax) of the Association for Cultural Equity, Grammy nominated ethnomusicologist Gage Averill, Grammy award winner Warren Russell Smith, and Jeffrey A. Greenberg traveled to Haiti to initiate Alan Lomax Haiti recordings' repatriation. Know Produced by Anthony Lappe and Kimberly Green, President of the Green Family, the piece focuses on the city of Leogane site of many of Alan Lomax's most rare film and music recordings from more than 70 years ago. The crew filmed on the same sites Lomax filmed on his journey in the 1930s The outreach, the music, the films, dances and songs that the people of Haiti have shared with us, and how these treasures have been shown around Haiti and beyond. Through integration of multi media engagements with community health, education, gender equity, environmental preservation and food security outreach, we reached over 250,000 souls in Haiti alone. The unique approach Fastforward has developed for disseminating information, combined with GFF's years of experience in community health and development and work towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals, we have created a wonderful partnership with the people of Haiti From http://www.thisishaiti.org / At Sinema anba Zetwal Petit Goave Haiti. July 2010 http://www.flickr.com/photos/51434945@N05/4857863598 Two 2010 GRAMMY Award nominated box set has 10 CDs, DVDs, and two books chronicling Lomax's 1936 1937 recordings in Haiti 2011 New Orleans Jazz Fest Haiti Pavilion http ://www.flickr.com/photos/51434945@N05/5728274542 / At Sinema anba Zetwal Petit Goave Haiti. July 2010 http:// www.flickr.com/photos/51434945@N05/4857012743