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Earliest Footage of Native American Drumming

Aug 22 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
A Sioux frame drum, 1904; Museum of Modern Art

The Afrodrumming organization recently produced this video detailing two early recorded examples of Native American drumming. Many thanks to Kelle Jolly of Carpetbag Theatre for leading us to this video
Please [continue reading]

John Baird’s Tennessee Gospel

Aug 21 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
 Selection from the cover of I’m Believin’: Gospel Music in Middle Tennessee 

By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field series Editor
In the latest post from Notes From The Field , I wrote about the dynamic metal sculptures of Kittrell, Tennessee [continue reading]

Arts Funding 2.0: Dust and Grooves

Aug 8 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
Frank Gossner, of the Voodoo Funk blog, in Ghana; Eilon Paz, Dust and Grooves
By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor

Today we introduce a new weekly series, Arts Funding 2.0 , that will highlight an arts-focused “crowd funding” campaign each week. [continue reading]

The Redeemer: John Baird’s Everyday Art

Aug 6 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
all photographs by Jennifer Joy Jameson
By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field editor
I have a few friends who were recently married—the kind of friends who first told me about the art environments of Grandma Tressa Prisbrey, of [continue reading]

We Juke Up In Here: Mississippi Juke Joint Traditions

May 9 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
Red Paden at home in Red’s Lounge; Lou Bopp

This month will see the release of a new documentary from Jeff Konkel of Broke and Hungry Records and Roger Stolle of the Cat Head music and art store. We Juke Up [continue reading]

Music Trekking: Here Come Our Mothers

May 8 2012
Here’s To Our Mothers! Although Mothers Day as we know it is not be recognized all over the globe, there is not one single culture that does celebrate the roles of mothers, grandmothers and similar figures in their folklore, stories and songs. Do other cultures love their moms and like to sing about them? You [continue reading]

Music Trekking: Here Come Our Mothers

May 8 2012
Here’s To Our Mothers! Although Mothers Day as we know it is not recognized all over the globe, there is not one single culture that doesn’t celebrate the roles of mothers, grandmothers and similar figures in their folklore, stories and songs. Do other cultures love their moms and like to sing about them? You bet [continue reading]

Music Trekking: Andean Music for Spring

Apr 10 2012
That Little Chicken! (Ese Pollito) Is there anything more adorable than a baby chick? A perfect omen that Spring is on the way! This month I’m featuring a huayño – a type of traditional song from Peru.  The video to follow tells the story of someone who gets a chicken as a gift and it [continue reading]

Idiom and Assimilation: Miles Davis & C.D. Wright

Apr 7 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans, recording in 1958

If there is any particular affinity I have for poetry associated with the South, it is with idiom. I credit hill people and African Americans for keeping the language distinct. Poetry should repulse assimilation. Each [continue reading]

Hiss Golden Messenger Takes To The Air

Mar 21 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger; Abigail Marti n

As we catch up on news we were unable to cover over the last few weeks, we wanted to share this: Frank Stasio of NPR’s The State of Things , in conversation with MC Taylor of [continue reading]

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