03-01 Revisiting “The Land Where the Blues Began”

Thursday, November 02, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
Pavilion Ballroom

This live event will not be recorded.

Chair: Guha Shankar (Library of Congress)

2:30 pm
Story-mapping archival film footage: The Land Where the Blues Began in the digital domain
Guha Shankar (Library of Congress)

Media producers join together in a session to demonstrate and discuss the production and inside stories behind the classic documentary, "The Land Where the Blues Began," (1978) a portrait of music-making in the Mississippi Delta, and its re-incarnation in the StoryMap digital platform (2023) from the American Folklife Center.