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Alan Lomax East Caribbean recordings repatriated

The entire archive of Alan Lomax's collection of East Caribbean recordings is being repatriated to Trinidad's University of the West Indies. Lomax visited twelve islands in 1962 with folklorist JD Elder, and recorded dances, religious songs, Christmas celebrations, Shango ritual performances, carnival and calypso songs, and took around 1100 photos.

The collection will now be held (and is accessible) at the Alma Jordan Library. All the files, which include photos and sound files, are also available to stream online at the Association For Cultural Equity archive.