The Angola Bound Revisited: Prison Music of Louisiana symposium at Angola Museum

Jun 07, 2016

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
will speak about prison music in Louisiana

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
Lunch available for a charge
Registration is required. For more information contact
Angola Museum at 225-655-2592 or

Lodging information:
St. Francisville (25 miles away)
Baton Rouge (50 miles away)

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

The Angola Bound Revisited Prison Music of Louisiana symposium