In mid-September, 13 musicians from around the country gathered at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham to reinterpret Sounds of the South, Alan Lomax's 1959 field recordings of traditional Southern music.

Sponsored by Duke Performances, the musicians--locals Megafaun; Fight the Big Bull of Richmond, Va.; Sharon Van Etten of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon from Wisconsin--rehearsed for three days, playing the classic songs not as they were originally recorded but...
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