In this blog post, Amanda Faye Lacson shares her thoughts after attending both Nyssa Chow's and Gerry Albarelli's classes on Oral History for writers during the January 20 One-Day Oral History Workshops at Columbia University.
Kristin Chang is a second-year undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence College, currently studying literature and Ethnic Studies. She is a Resist/Regenerate/Recycle fellow with the W.o.W. Project in Chinatown. Her debut poetry chapbook, "Past Lives, Future Bodies," is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in Oct. 2018.
In this post part-time OHMA student Bud Kliment examines the relationship of folk music to oral history through the intersecting careers of Alessandro Portelli and Barbara Dane, occasioned by the release of Dane’s retrospective Hot Jazz, Cool Blues and Hard-Hitting Songson Smithsonian Folkways.
In this post, part-time OHMA student Bud Kliment reviews Glorious Mahalia by Stacy Harrop and Peace Be Till, by multimedia composer Zachary James Watkins as performed by the Kronos Quartet in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In this post, part-time OHMA student Bud Kliment reviews “The B-Side: ‘Negro Folklore in Texas Prisons’ A Record Album Interpretation’” a performance piece of musical theater and oral history based on the 1965 LP “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons.”
We are proud to announce the winner: Nyssa Chow, and Ellen Coon, the runner up. We invite you to consider the resonances between these two theses: in the recreation of the literal voices and memories of powerful women who tend to the living and the dying and all the attendant rituals in between, and who translate the stories that enliven the next generation.