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Complete archive of folk music for all countries
In your country, city or your village, there are some musicians who play folk music of their area. Maybe they are famous or maybe they are not! Let's introduce them to the world. We are not looking for folk-pop, folk-jazz or folk-rock. We are looking for pure folk and classical traditional of each region. You can send their songs here and give us information about their music and their works. It can be an old farmer or a dedicated musician. Currently its hard to find information about folk / traditional music of all countries in one place. We want to achieve this goal with your help.

This project is focused on original folk and traditional music of the different countries, nations and ethnic groups of the world. Definition of “folk” and “traditional” music in different cultures changes, and generally it's hard to give a universal definition.

Although folk music usually refers to orally transmitted music or music with unknown composers, but it can include the traditional classical music of countries as well which theoretically differs from folk music, like Indian traditional classical music vs. Indian folk music. But it doesn't include Western (European) Classical music.

These music are accepted here: indigenous music, aboriginal music, ethnic music, regional music, rural music, root music, traditional ritual music, arranged folk music, recreated folk music,...

These music are not accepted in this project: folk-pop, folk-rock, folk-jazz (any kind of folk fusion that employs some folk elements like an instrument, a melody or a rhythm in another genre or style), world music (folk music arranged for Western ears with commercial interests, usually published by Western labels; although some “world music” are original and accepted), fusion of different original folks (like Arabic oud with Indian sitar or Spanish flamenco with West African rhythms), modernized and contemporized versions of folk tunes with new sounds, especially electronic sounds.
folk  music  archive 
9 weeks ago by Quercki
Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology, page 1
Andersen, Hans Christian (1805-1875).
Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories. An excellent home page featuring Denmark's most famous writer. Included here are a chronological listing of Andersen's folk-like fairy tales, electronic texts of most stories, and links to additional information.
The H. C. Andersen Home Page. Links to Andersen's works in Danish. This site is sponsored by the Danish Royal Library.
H. C. Andersen-Centret, a treasure trove of information (in Danish and in English) from the H. C. Andersen Center in Odense, Denmark.
Androcles and the Lion. Tales of type 156, in which a man pulls a thorn from a lion's paw, thus gaining the beast's eternal gratitude and loyalty.
Androcles (Aesop).
The Slave and the Lion (Aesop).
Androcles and the Lion (Joseph Jacobs).
The Lion and the Saint [Saint Jerome] (Andrew Lang).
Of the Remembrance of Benefits (Gesta Romanorum).
The Lion and the Thorn (Ambrose Bierce).
folk  stories  index  archive  myth  books  **** 
february 2018 by Quercki
An expansive photo record of Native American life in the early 1900s
In 1906, Curtis was approached by wealthy financier J.P. Morgan, who was interested in funding a documentary project on the indigenous people of the continent. They conceived a 20-volume series, called The North American Indian.
With Morgan’s backing, Curtis spent more than 20 years crisscrossing North America, creating over 40,000 images of more than 80 different tribes. He made thousands of wax cylinder recordings of native songs and language, and wrote down oral histories, legends and biographies.
In his efforts to capture and record what he saw as a vanishing way of life, Curtis sometimes meddled with the documentary authenticity of his images. He posed his subjects in romanticized settings stripped of signs of Western civilization, more representative of an imagined pre-Columbian existence than the subjects’ actual lives in the present.
“Noble savage” stereotypes aside, Curtis’ vast body of work is one of the most impressive historical records of Native American life at the beginning of the 20th century.
Native_American  archive  photos 
february 2017 by Quercki
Museum of Modern Art | MoMA
Thanks To The Internet, You Can Now Visit Every MoMA Exhibition That Ever Happened
Ready to visit all the Museum of Modern Art shows that closed before you were born?

The archive begins with MoMA’s very first exhibition, “Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Van Gogh.” It then spans 3,500 subsequent shows including 1932’s “Modern Architecture,” 1936’s “Cubism and Abstract Art,” 1939’s “Bauhaus 1919–1928,” and 1970’s “Information.”

Photographs and materials related to each exhibition are available for free in the public domain, where they can be sorted and analyzed. Users can determine, for example, how many exhibitions good ole Paul Klee has been in throughout the years, or surf through all shows curated by Kynaston McShine.

The archive also features photos of magic moments throughout MoMA history ― mostly, when famous people or artists fell under the spell of one of the museum’s works.

In one 1957 photograph, Audrey Hepburn admires Picasso’s “Garçon à la Pipe,” while in another, Mies van der Rohe chats with architect Philip Johnson at his 1947 exhibition opening. The photographs, available to historians, students, artists, and museum nerds of all types, map out the changing image of modernity as it evolved over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries.
art  history  archive  photos 
september 2016 by Quercki
Research Center
The Sound Recordings catalog comprises over 17,400 digital audio files, beginning with Lomax’s first recordings onto (newly invented) tape in 1946 and tracing his career into the 1990s. In addition to a wide spectrum of musical performances from around the world, it includes stories, jokes, sermons, personal narratives, interviews conducted by Lomax and his associates, and unique ambient artifacts captured in transit from radio broadcasts, sometimes inadvertently, when Alan left the tape machine running. Not a single piece of recorded sound in Lomax’s audio archive has been omitted: meaning that microphone checks, partial performances, and false starts are also included.
This material from Alan Lomax’s independent archive, begun in 1946, which has been digitized and preserved by the Association for Cultural Equity, is distinct from the thousands of earlier recordings on acetate and aluminum discs he made from 1933 to 1942 under the auspices of the Library of Congress. This earlier collection — which includes the famous Jelly Roll Morton, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, and Muddy Waters sessions, as well as Lomax’s prodigious collections made in Haiti and Eastern Kentucky (1937) — is the provenance of the American Folklife Center at the Library. Attempts are being made, however, to digitize some of this rarer material, such as the Haitian recordings, and to make it available in the Sound Recordings catalog. Please check in periodically for updates.
music  archive  audio  history  Alan_Lomax  folk 
march 2015 by Quercki
Alan Lomax's Massive Archive Goes Online : The Record : NPR
Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. Now thousands of the songs and interviews he recorded are available for free online, many for the first time. It's part of what Lomax envisioned for the collection — long before the age of the Internet.

Lomax recorded a staggering amount of folk music. He worked from the 1930s to the '90s, and traveled from the Deep South to the mountains of West Virginia, all the way to Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. When it came time to bring all of those hours of sound into the digital era, the people in charge of the Lomax archive weren't quite sure how to tackle the problem.

"We err on the side of doing the maximum amount possible," says Don Fleming, executive director of the Association for Cultural Equity, the nonprofit organization Lomax founded in New York in the '80s. Fleming and a small staff made up mostly of volunteers have digitized and posted some 17,000 sound recordings.


HISTORY
Hear An Interview With Alan Lomax On 'Fresh Air'
"For the first time, everything that we've digitized of Alan's field recording trips are online, on our website," says Fleming. "It's every take, all the way through. False takes, interviews, music."

"Alan would have been thrilled to death. He would've just been so excited," says Anna Lomax Wood, Lomax's daughter and president of the Association for Cultural Equity. "He would try everything. Alan was a person who looked to all the gambits you could. But the goal was always the same."
music  folk  Alan_Lomax  recording  archive 
march 2015 by Quercki
Activists' Guide to Archiving Video | archiveguide.witness.org
Start Here
Who is this Guide for?
Why Archive?
What is Archiving?
How to Use this Guide
The Workflow
Create
Transfer
Acquire
Organize
Store
Catalog
Preserve
Share
Resources
Key Concepts
Glossary
Tip Sheets
Video as Evidence
video  activism  archive  howto 
july 2014 by Quercki
Excavated Shellac - download music from 78s
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West Africa: Ga
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West Africa: Jula
West Africa: Malinké
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Zanzibar
blogs  mp3  music  archive  download 
june 2014 by Quercki
Take six :: Take Six home page
Welcome to the Take Six website, a searchable database of the manuscript archives of several of the UK's most prominent folksong collectors.Each of the archives has been completely catalogued and digitised, and you can search the catalogues and view the digitised documents here. Most of the documents are songs and tunes, but you can also access other manuscript items such as dances or correspondence.
music  folk  songs  morris  archive 
january 2011 by Quercki
Bookmark Archives That Don't (Pinboard Blog)
Bookmark Archives That Don't
When I first started work on Pinboard, it was because I wanted to have my own Internet archive, a place where if I saved something I stood a reasonable chance of being able to see it again, no matter what happened to the original website. I was astonished at the amount of link rot that had accumulated in my delicious bookmarks after just three years of use.
Of course, other people had this idea as well, and today Pinboard is one of three paid sites that will store archived copies of your bookmarks for an annual fee. In this post, I'd like to take a moment to argue why I think we do a better job at this than anybody else.

ho Runs Pinboard?
Maciej Ceglowski (maciej) is a computer guy in San Francisco. He writes on non-technical topics at idlewords.com.

Peter Gadjokov (pvg) co-founded del.icio.us in 2003. His previous projects include Bigbook, Infoscape, Weathernews, and the internal networking protocols for an Austrian tank.
bookmarking  bookmarks  archive 
december 2010 by Quercki
The Classic Science Fiction Channel
Legal science fiction video. Has Flash Gordon. sliders, firefly
sciencefiction  movies  video  to-do  archive 
june 2008 by Quercki

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