Center for the Study of the American South http://wunc.org en ConvergeNC Festival Challenges Notions Of What Makes Music "Southern" http://wunc.org/post/convergenc-festival-challenges-notions-what-makes-music-southern <p>The ConvergeNC Southern Music Festival is underway on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.&nbsp; It's organized by students and faculty.<br /><br />Co-founders Libby Rodenbough&nbsp; and Gabe Chess spoke with WUNC's Eric Hodge about this year's event.</p><p></p><p>Chess said the desire to start a music festival on campus came after his freshman year of college, so he reached out to Bill Ferris at the Center for the Study of the American South, who found a lot of support from university leadership.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:34:52 +0000 Eric Hodge 33236 at http://wunc.org ConvergeNC Festival Challenges Notions Of What Makes Music "Southern" Lifelong Folklorist Unearths Stories From The South http://wunc.org/post/lifelong-folklorist-unearths-stories-south <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For decades,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wferris.web.unc.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill Ferris&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">documented Southern African-American folklore.&nbsp; His latest book&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/10113.html">The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;presents material from 40 years of interviews with writers, scholars and artists who reflected southern culture in their work.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:28:41 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 23734 at http://wunc.org Lifelong Folklorist Unearths Stories From The South Celebrating The Man Who Recorded The World http://wunc.org/post/celebrating-man-who-recorded-world <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;" lang="EN"><a href="http://www.culturalequity.org/alanlomax/ce_alanlomax_bio.php">Alan Lomax</a> dedicated seven decades of his life to recording and </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;" lang="EN">distributing the sound of as much of the globe as he could reach. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;" lang="EN">Beginning as a 17-year-old from Austin, Texas, Alan traveled with his </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;" lang="EN">father, John Lomax, to plantations, farms and prisons in the deep South.</span></p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:11:34 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Isaac-Davy Aronson 10694 at http://wunc.org Celebrating The Man Who Recorded The World