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Alan Lomax: the man who recorded the world… not always with the best practices.

CW: Race, racism and black culture representation. All the blues was born and developed following the slavery of black communities, and it was only almost three centuries later that it became possible to hear the voice of this human mass, uprooted from their land, frustrated in the most elementary expectations of life, desperate in anContinue reading “Alan Lomax: the man who recorded the world… not always with the best practices.”

BLUES POETRY: STERLING A. BROWN AND THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

Despite its humble origins and its often formulaic and repetitive nature, the blues has represented one of the most flourishing resources and one of the most important deposits for African American culture. Poets and writers have turned to it in search of powerful tools and symbols, shapes and figures suitable to describe a peculiar andContinue reading “BLUES POETRY: STERLING A. BROWN AND THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE”

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