Posted by: bluesyemre | March 23, 2015

The Qatar Digital Library Preserves The Music Of A Vanishing Past

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The songs our grandparents sang can tell us who we are. Here in the U.S., the Lomax family became famous in the 1930s, when they recorded America’s folk music. In other countries that are changing fast, people are also trying to hold onto their heritage. The tiny, super-rich state of Qatar takes pride in its modernity, with its gleaming skyscrapers and lucrative gas fields. But it is also investing in a huge history project. The Qatar Digital Library began as a brainchild of the former first lady, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned, and was put together with Richard Gibby from the British Library.

http://j.mp/1G2TmyA

http://www.qdl.qa/en


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