Angola Bound Revisited: Prison Music of Louisiana

Mar 09, 2016

Angola Bound Revisited: Prison Music of Louisiana
a symposium on music at Angola prison

Friday, March 11, 2016, 9:30 – 4:00 P.M
Louisiana State Penitentiary
Museum Receiving Center
Angola, Louisiana

Panelist who will speak about prison music in Louisiana include:

Nick Spitzer, Moderator of American Routes, Public Radio Exchange and Tulane University, Anthropology

Adam Machado of Arhoolie Records, working with the Harry Oster Collection

Benjamin Harbert, Georgetown University, director of Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians

Alvin Singh II, grand-nephew of Lead Belly and curator of the Lead Belly Archives

Charles Neville, of The Neville Brothers


Afternoon live music will be provided by Angola’s prisoner bands The Jazzmen, Angola’s Most Wanted, The Main Prison Gospel Band, Pure Heart Messengers, Little Country, as well as Final Mission from Dixon Correctional Institution

Free and open to the public
Registration is required. For more information contact  Angola Museum at 225-655-2592 or

sponsored by
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola
Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation


Angola Bound Revisted