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Charlotte Amalie
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May 6, 2002 – The Alton Augustus Adams Music Research Institute (AMRI) has extended the application deadline through Friday, May 10, for the "Documenting Living Treasures" workshop on collecting, documenting, and recording V.I. musical traditions.
The free five-day workshop will be held June 4-8 at the Virgin Islands Cultural Heritage Institute. The workshop will also focus on designing oral history projects in an effort to preserve the stories of Virgin Islanders who keep traditional music alive.
Travel stipends are available for participants from St. John.
Applicants selected to participate in the workshop will receive stipends for successfully completing the workshop and submitting and presenting their oral history projects.
Applications are available at the V.I. State Historic Preservation Office, 17 Kongens Gade, and at the V.I. Cultural Heritage Institute, 5-6 Kongens Gade, the street popularly known as "Education Street," down from Government Hill. For more information, contact Janet Mescus at 776-8605 or jmescus@sprynet.com
The institute is a branch of the Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago. The Institute's purpose is to assist in discovering, studying and documenting black music in the Caribbean region, particularly the Virgin Islands.
For additional information on the workshop, see the Source article in the Showcase section, Adams Institute sets oral music history program.

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