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Zulu Big Shot Fish-Fry (1982)
13 Dec 2012
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Scenes from a fish-fry arranged by Harry Pitman as he campaigned for the Zulu Krewe's Big Shot for Mardi Gras 1983. (He won.) Shot by Alan Lomax and crew in New Orleans, May 1982. For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit http://culturalequity.org.

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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 New Orleans collection. For more about this and the other American Patchwork collections, visit the Alan Lomax Archive's YouTube channel.

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Documentary Film Folk Music Song Agriculture Alan Lomax's American Patchwork Community Culture Food & Drink Heritage In the Streets Local Preservation Rural Traditional YORA Archive/Index Field Recording Folklife Interview/Profile Practice Video Lomax: New Orleans (1983) Academic Cook Filmmaker Folklorist Reasearcher Louisiana South
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