Caribbean, 1962

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In 1962, the pan-Caribbean political movement stirred Alan Lomax, Antoinette Marchand Lomax, and Anna Lomax to document the varied music and dance genres found in the West Indies. Their search for stylistic similarites would eventually manifest in the books Cantometrics and Brown Girl in the Ring. The notebooks compiled during this trip contain careful transcriptions of the creolized French spoken on many of the islands.

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