Dreams and Songs of the Noble Old (1991)

Genres - Culture & Society, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Instrumental Music, Music History, Sociology  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Alice Day

The important individual contributions of elderly performers cannot be underestimated, as shown in American Patchwork: Dreams and Songs of the Noble Old. These musicians do not seek fame, but perform to keep their culture alive. Series host Alan Lomax was also responsible for the writing, direction, and production of the programs. Several musicians are featured, including Janie Hunter, 80, who lends her voice to spirituals, and Nimrod Workman, 91, a singer of medieval songs. Forms of music heard in the late 18th century are offered by the Sacred Harp Singers.




Americana, creativity, cultural-traditions, elderly, heritage, musician, retrospective, tribute