The entire archive of American ethnomusicologist, Alan Lomax is online and completely accessible.

This article titled “Alan Lomax's Global Jukebox goes online” was written by Sean Michaels, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 1st February 2012 11.24 UTC

One of the biggest collections of field recordings is to go online. The Association for Cultural Equity is to begin streaming 17,000 tracks recorded by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, including music from Britain, Ireland, the US, the Caribbean and the former USSR.

Arguably the world's second most famous folklorist (after his father, John), Lomax spent much of the 20th century collecting and promoting folk music. He founded the association in 1983, aiming to “explore and preserve the world's expressive traditions”. Even before Lomax's death, in 2002, the organisation had begun digitising his vast archive. According to the New York Times, it comprises more than 5,000 hours of sound recordings, 400,000 ft of film and 3,000 videotapes.

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