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Alan Lomax's Song Tree reaches target on Kickstarter

The Alan Lomax archive, the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE), has reached its target on Kickstarter in only eight days. The crowdfunding campaign will pay for the completion of the Global Jukebox Song Tree, an online navigational catalogue of Lomax's recordings, logging similarities and variation in folk forms around the world in various graphical interfaces.

The organisation raised its target of $15,000 in eight days, and are doubling the goal amount in order to be able to add more functionality including new navigational tools to the Song Tree. All those pledging money will be granted early access to the Song Tree, among other rewards. The deadline for the campaign is 2 July. More on the Song Tree and the crowdfunding drive at Kickstarter.