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Anna Lomax Wood, Ph.D.

Anna Lomax Wood, Ph.D. is an anthropologist and president of the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) at Hunter College. Her anthropological work has explored the cultural-historical roots of community variation in Southern Italy; disaster recovery and globalization; the politics of disaster aid and industrialization; risk factors for families in poverty; community contexts of children's mental health programs; and social groups mediating social service planning and delivery. She has also written about lyra and bagpipe singing traditions in Greek immigrant families; Sicilian and Calabrian folk poetry; Italian and Italian immigrant folk music; the personal narrative of an Italian immigrant singer.

Remembering Giovanni Coffarelli: High Priest of Neapolitan Music

September 1, 2010
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Giovanni Coffarelli, ‘high priest of an uninterrupted tradition’ and a star in the firmament of Neapolitan music, died on August 31, 2010 at 1:15 p.m. in Somma Vesuviana, Naples, Italy, after a long illness. Giovanni was an internationally known ambassador and teacher of the folk traditions of his native region of Campania, particularly of the […]

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