Earliest Footage of Native American Drumming

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Sioux frame drum, 1904; Museum of Modern Art The Afrodrumming organization recently produced this video detailing two early recorded examples of Native American drumming. Many thanks to…

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John Baird’s Tennessee Gospel

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Selection from the cover of I’m Believin’: Gospel Music in Middle Tennessee  By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field series Editor In the latest post from Notes…

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Arts Funding 2.0: Dust and Grooves

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Frank Gossner, of the Voodoo Funk blog, in Ghana; Eilon Paz, Dust and Grooves By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor Today we introduce a new weekly series, Arts…

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The Redeemer: John Baird’s Everyday Art

Monday, August 6, 2012

all photographs by Jennifer Joy Jameson By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field editor I have a few friends who were recently married—the kind of friends who…

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North Country: Introducing A New Series

Monday, July 16, 2012

Girls with banjos; Veazie, Maine circa 1900-10; Maine Folklife Center Collection By Alyce Ornella, North Country series Editor   Maine exists in an in-between place in the American…

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Course On Midwest Culture: The Paradox of Heartland Rock

Friday, July 6, 2012

Photograph from the insert to the Bruce Springsteen & E-Street Band Live 1975-1985 LP box set By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture editor Last week in the…

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Notes From The Field: Blues, Ballads, & Bluegrass

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Still from Blues, Ballads, & Bluegrass   By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field editor   On a recent trip home to visit my folks in California,…

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This Land Is Your Land

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

On this fourth of July, we’re reminded of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land,” a song that, beneath its famous early verses, articulates a vision of a…

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Communities That Can Support Artists & Free Culture

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New articles have been slow this week, as we are working on an exciting grant opportunity — of which we will offer more news soon. Until then, we…

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Introducing A New Series: Notes From The Field

Friday, June 22, 2012

Art of the Rural is excited to announce Notes From The Field, a new series that applies the lessons of ethnography and folklore studies within the contemporary frame…

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