The Tahitian brand Mareva gave voices to the lepers of the Orofara colony, who sing for their brethren around the world.
~ June 2020 update: a little bit of everything ~
Details of the posts that have been updated, upgraded or revised this spring.
Undermined expectations, for the better.
A record bought upon its promise of being a rare curiosty teached me a good lesson.
The Hill Billies, and the musical genre named after them.
By naming a Virginia string Band "The Hill Billies", Ralph Peer accidentally gave a name to an yet-unnamed-by-the-music-industry musical genre.
The John Lomax legacy: field recordings for the preservation of folk songs.
John Lomax was the first to record folk songs in the wild in the early 10's. He opened the way for many other folklorists and ethnomusicologists around the world, desperate to save local cultures that could quickly disapear.
John Lomax at work: Afro-american worksongs (1933-1939)
John Lomax, pioneer in field recording and in preservation of American folk songs, travelled with his son Alan through southern states of the US in 1933, to collect folk songs of the Afro-american people. This was as essential for the preservation of a whole culture, as totally new.