Episode from the podcastTwenty Thousand Hertz

Sounds Worth Saving

Released Wednesday, 9th December 2020
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Alan Lomax believed that the culture of poor Americans was important and worthy of saving. So he spent decades traveling the American South and recording obscure musicians on their front porches, in churches, even in prisons. Today, he's considered an American icon, but the road to becoming a legend wasn't an easy one. Featuring Southern Historical Collection archivist Chaitra Powell, American Folklife Center curator Todd Harvey, and filmmaker Rogier Kappers.

Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. 
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Archival recordings in this episode came from the Alan Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center, courtesy of the Association for Cultural Equity.
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112
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