FILMS FROM THE ALAN LOMAX ARCHIVE  (usa)
from 1978 to 1983, ALAN LOMAX and a video-crew traveled through the american south, documenting its traditional music brass bands, second-liners, and mardi gras Indians in new orleans; miners, moonshiners, and primitive baptists in kentucky; flat-footers, string bands, and piedmont blues in north carolina; cajun cowboys, fiddlers, and zydeco stompers in french-speaking louisiana; and fife-and-drum ensembles, gospel quartets, and former railroad track-liners, levee-camp muleskinners, and players on the pre-war blues circuit in mississippi.

this footage ultimately totalled over 400 hours and was edited into loam's "AMERICAN PATCHWORK" series, which aired on american public television in 1991. but the lion's share has never been seen publicly. nathan salsburg, curator of the ALAN LOMA archive, will screen a program of assorted clips from the "AMERICAN PATCHWORK" collection.
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