The Kitchen Party - Folk and Roots Music on WIUS AM 1570 ( Bloomington, IN

Saturday, September 25, 2004

From the Archives- new regular feature

"From the Archives" will be a continuing feature on this season's "Kitchen Party." Every show I'll feature a recording or series of recordings from the Archives of Traditional Music, the "largest university-based ethnographic sound archives in the United States," housed here on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington.

This week's show will celebrate the grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. And while the DC folks are having fun at the First Americans Festival with a wide diversity of music and artists from Alaska to South America, I'll be playing some field recordings of Native American tribes, collected by LaMont West, Jr. in 1956.

You are really in for a treat with this Archives feature. Their collection boasts: "2,000 field collections; unique and irreplaceable recordings collected by anthropologists, linguists, ethnomusicologists, and folklorists throughout the world; as well as extensive holdings of Native American, African, and Latin American music and spoken word, and several large collections of early jazz and blues 78s."

I'll meet you in the ether tomorrow night at 7 pm EST on or AM 1570 for you Bloomington residents.


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