"Our own Blues is Musette" (Boris Vian) Interview with Christian Van Den Broeck, Dominique Cravic and Robert Crumb to celebrate the release of their book about the history of musette.
Songs of the Tahitian lepers
The Tahitian brand Mareva gave voices to the lepers of the Orofara colony, who sing for their brethren around the world.
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.
Forgotten Balladeers : “Peg” Morland
"Peg" Morland is unknown today but recorded 20 sides for Victor between 1928 and 1930. Updated on 01/2022