Two New Releases Coming in June

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VOICES OF MISSISSIPPI: ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS DOCUMENTED BY WILLIAM FERRIS

This watershed release represents the life’s work of William Ferris, an audio recordist, filmmaker, folklorist, and teacher with an unwavering commitment to establish and to expand the study of the American South.

William Ferris was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1942. Growing up on a working farm, Ferris began at a young age documenting the artwork, music, and lives of the people on the farm and in his local community.  The archive of recordings that he created and the documentary films that he had a hand in producing have served as powerful tools in institutions of higher learning for decades.

It is with great excitement that we present these films and recordings. Our hope is that the enjoyment and educational value that has been received by Ferris’s students over the years will be transmitted to listeners around the world and further the understanding of Southern culture.

Book edited by William Ferris
Writings by Scott Barretta, David Evans and Tom Rankin
Two CDs featuring Blues and Gospel recordings (1966-1978)
One CD featuring Interviews and Storytelling (1968-1994)
One DVD featuring Documentary Films (1972-1980)
Transcriptions and Annotations for each track
Download/Streaming Code Included

Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris
120-page book with 3 CDs, 1 DVD + streaming / download code
Release date: June 1, 2018
SAVE 10% BE BY ORDERING BEFORE JUNE 1ST WITH CODE: “2018PREORDER”

Price: $60.00


LISTEN ALL AROUND: THE GOLDEN AGE OF CENTRAL AND EAST AFRICAN MUSIC

Dust-to-Digital is excited to partner with the International Library of African Music to present Listen All Around – a compilation of newly-transferred and remastered recordings that Hugh Tracey made between 1950-1958. The recordings presented here were made in central and eastern Africa — specifically, the Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Kenya, Tanganyika and Zanzibar (now Tanzania). The genre of music Tracey documented, and the focus of this double album and book is rumba and its variations – Congolese rumba, dansi and benga. The recordings, photographs and detailed liner notes included in this set provide a rich point of immersion into the mid-20th-century music of eastern and central Africa.

Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central and East African Music
2 CDs in 84-page-hardcover book + streaming / download code
Release date: June 15, 2018
47 newly-transferred and remastered recordings that Hugh Tracey made in central and eastern Africa between 1950-1958.
SAVE 10% BE BY ORDERING BEFORE JUNE 1ST WITH CODE: “2018PREORDER”
Price: $30.00

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