Local Music Worldwide

“The essence of America lies not in the headlined heroes … but in the everyday folks who live and die unknown, yet leave their dreams as legacies.” – Alan Lomax

Welcome to Local Music Worldwide, a radio series documenting traditional and folk musics from around the world, played locally in New York City. In the tradition of journalist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, the series seeks to preserve personal narratives and intimate live recordings. Over the course of six episodes, producer Willis Arnold will explore how music evolves even as traditions are kept alive.

Follow the links on the drop-down menu above or on this page to explore Local Music Worldwide.

Week One, 10/17/2012: The Lomax Archives