P.O.V. broadcast Lomax the Songhunter
On September 2nd at 10pm Lomax the Songhunter will be broadcasted in the United States through the P.O.V. documentary slot of PBS.
Alan Lomax was "the song hunter." He devoted his life to recording the world's folk tunes before they would permanently disappear with the rise of the modern music industry. In "Lomax the Songhunter," filmmaker Rogier Kappers seeks to tell Lomax's story by interviewing friends such as Pete Seeger, combining it with archival recordings of music greats Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly, and gathering footage of the cotton fields, rock quarries and prisons where Alan Lomax captured Americaâ€™s quintessential music. Finally, Kappers followed the route that Lomax took so many years ago and traveled to remote villages in