80.3 F
Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, June 30, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesFolk Music Fieldwork Returns to Caribbean Origins

Folk Music Fieldwork Returns to Caribbean Origins

Folk Music Fieldwork Returns to Caribbean Origins
In the early 1960s, folklorist and musicologist Alan Lomax spent several months in the Caribbean collecting folk songs and came across the same song, Brown Girl, in Trinidad, Tobago, St. Kitts, Anguilla and Jamaica.
The Alton Augustus Adams Music Research Institute has been chosen as the sole repository in the Caribbean region for return of the research he has done on folk music. On Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Anna Lomax Wood will make the presentation to Dr. Rosita M. Sands, institute director, in a program at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef Resort.
The program, open to the public, will feature many guest speakers, including Dr. Warrick L. Carter, Columbia College president, and Lois Hassell-Habtes, who has sung Brown Girl many times. The Lockhart School Cultural Dancers will give a musical demonstration. A reception will follow.
The institute, located at Kongens Gade, is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,758FollowersFollow
Folk Music Fieldwork Returns to Caribbean Origins
In the early 1960s, folklorist and musicologist Alan Lomax spent several months in the Caribbean collecting folk songs and came across the same song, Brown Girl, in Trinidad, Tobago, St. Kitts, Anguilla and Jamaica.
The Alton Augustus Adams Music Research Institute has been chosen as the sole repository in the Caribbean region for return of the research he has done on folk music. On Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Anna Lomax Wood will make the presentation to Dr. Rosita M. Sands, institute director, in a program at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef Resort.
The program, open to the public, will feature many guest speakers, including Dr. Warrick L. Carter, Columbia College president, and Lois Hassell-Habtes, who has sung Brown Girl many times. The Lockhart School Cultural Dancers will give a musical demonstration. A reception will follow.
The institute, located at Kongens Gade, is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.