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Folk Music Fieldwork Returns to Caribbean Origins

Folk Music Fieldwork Returns to Caribbean Origins
In the early 1960s, folklorist and musicologist Alan Lomax spent several months in the Caribbean collecting folk songs and came across the same song, Brown Girl, in Trinidad, Tobago, St. Kitts, Anguilla and Jamaica.
The Alton Augustus Adams Music Research Institute has been chosen as the sole repository in the Caribbean region for return of the research he has done on folk music. On Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Anna Lomax Wood will make the presentation to Dr. Rosita M. Sands, institute director, in a program at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef Resort.
The program, open to the public, will feature many guest speakers, including Dr. Warrick L. Carter, Columbia College president, and Lois Hassell-Habtes, who has sung Brown Girl many times. The Lockhart School Cultural Dancers will give a musical demonstration. A reception will follow.
The institute, located at Kongens Gade, is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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