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Napolian Strickland's Chair Dance (1978)
10 Dec 2012
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Mississippi Hill Country multi-instrumentalist Napolian Strickland dances with a folding chair between his teeth; a friend attempts it too. Shot by Alan Lomax, Worth Long, and John Bishop at a picnic in Como, August 25, 1978. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org. [02.09.14 edit]


From 1978 to 1985, Lomax travelled throughout the South collecting recordings in five culture regions — Mississippi Delta and Hill Country, Central and Southern Appalachia, New Orleans, Cajun Louisiana, and Johns Island, S.C. — compiling footage for what would become his "American Patchwork" series of PBS. This clip is drawn from the Mississippi Delta and Hill Country collection. For more about this and the other American Patchwork collections, visit the Alan Lomax Archive's YouTube channel

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