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Meet Hugh Sinclair, who sings a song about returning to Barra from Glasgow after 30 years.

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Fifty years after Alan Lomax originally recorded him singing, Jose Iranzo sings a Northern Spanish folk song for filmmaker Rogier Kappers.


Filmmaker Rogier Kappers takes the route of Alan Lomax, a man who devoted his life to recording the world's folk music before it went extinct.

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Manuela Lema Santso from Galicia, Spain, hears Alan Lomax's recording of her and her sisters singing a Spanish folk song.

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Alan Lomax's friends and family reminisce about Lomax the man, and the necessity of his work in preserving traditional music.

  • Updated on March 31, 2014

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Lomax the Songhunter (90 min.)

Premiere Date: August 22, 2006

Encore Broadcast Date: Sept. 2, 2008

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Filmmaker: Rogier Kappers Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Critical Acclaim


Rogier Kappers
Rogier Kappers

Lomax is my hero, a Robin Hood-like figure who stood up for the music of poor people and passed it on to the world through radio programs and LPs.”

— Rogier Kappers, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

Mr. Kappers, in an inspired stroke, travels to places Mr. Lomax visited during a long career of collecting the world's folk music on tape. He finds some of the people Mr. Lomax captured and plays the old recordings for them. Watching their faces light up is beautiful.”

&mdash Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

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