FOLK ARTS & CULTURE: Traditional Music & Dance
|NYFS Wins Grant from Erie Canalway|
◊ Celebrating Music and Dance in Brockport ◊ ◊
NYFS partners with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Greater Brockport Development Corporation for
Sundays on the Canal
Zorkie Nelson leads drumming at a Kwanzaa celebration at the Empire State Museum in Albany. Courtesy of Zorkie Nelson.
Free performances will be held at the Welcome Center, 11 Water Street, Brockport, NY at 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:
|July 6 |
|William Heyen and Friends — Poetry Readings|
Garth Fagan Dance School Ensemble
Papaloti Mexican Folkloric Dance School
Zorkie Nelson and Drummers (Ghanaian drum and dance)
Caramelo Trio (Latin Contemporary Music)
Broadway on the Canal (favorite songs)
Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester (music and dance)
George Hogan (country music)
Fever Pitch (a cappella barbershop quartet)
The New York Folklore Society proudly announced the receipt of a Canalway grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor for a partnership project with the Erie Canal Museum (Syracuse) and the Village of Brockport.
The award to NYFS was announced at a press conference in Albany on February 18, 2014. NYFS Director Ellen McHale said: “The New York Folklore Society is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this project with the Village of Brockport and the Erie Canal Museum, as it strengthens our mission to support the traditional arts of the entire state of New York. A collaborative project like this that unites institutions literally along the length of the canal simply wouldn’t have been possible without support from Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.”
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
BOB WALSER: Tuesday, June 10 In Concert and Wednesday, June 11, 2014 for a Workshop
Member discounts extended to New York Folklore Society Members
BOB WALSER in concert
Co-sponsored with and at the John Street Church, 44 John St. (east of Broadway and one block south of and parallel to Fulton), New York, NY
General admission: $12, members of the Folk Music Society and of the NY Folklore Society $10. Info: 212-957-8386.
Bob is a leading interpreter and scholar of music of the sea whose recordings bring fresh repertoire to the world of maritime music. In addition, Bob is a music educator with years of experience in multicultural movement and Anglo-American dance traditions. As well as being a shantyman at the Mystic Seaport, Bob has presented his Folklore In Action folk music and dance programs as an artist-in-residence in schools across the USA, and performed as a singer, dance leader and dance musician from Maine to California and overseas. Bob earned his PhD in ethnomusicology at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. His research in Folk Music and Music Education has been published in the Folk Song Journal (UK) and publications by World Music Press. In addition, he has three CDs on The Old and New Tradition label to his credit as well as guest appearances on another dozen recordings in the US, France, and England.
Workshop with BOB WALSER
Location TBA, New York, NY
General admission $15, members of the Folk Music Society and of the NY Folklore Society $12.
Reservations recommended — call (212) 957-8386 or email hwood50 (at) aol.com.
Bob will talk about his work with the James Madison Carpenter collection, a major collection of traditional song and drama, plus some items of traditional instrumental music, dance, custom, narrative, and children’s folklore, from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the US, documented in the period 1927–55
|LATIN0 DANCE SUMMIT |
|LATINO DANCE SUMMIT at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, August 9-11, 2013, a new initiative of the New York Folklore Society, provided a professional development opportunity for the myriad of community-based Latino dance programs in New York State which work with youth. The 2013 symposium provided professional development for adult leaders who teach the dance styles of Latin and South America. At the same time, it provided an opportunity for teen dancers to showcase their own traditional dance styles to their peers. The symposium culminated in a final performance which will be open to the general public. Read more and see photographs from the summit and performance...|
The New York Folklore Society, Building Cultural Bridges, The American Folklore Society, and the New York State Council on the Arts presented
The Art of Community: BUILDING AN ARTS & CULTURE SUPPORT NETWORK FOR NEWCOMER ARTISTS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK STATE
Friday, May 17, 2013, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501
Upstate New York has become home to an ever-expanding community of refugees and immigrants from all over the world. Layering upon an already rich infrastructure of arts organizations, there is a great potential for an increasingly varied cultural landscape. Yet many of the artists from these communities struggle to maintain their expressive and cultural heritage traditions in the face of overwhelming and immediate needs as they adapt to their new environment.
This workshop explored merging the arts with social services to better serve these newcomer communities and to enliven our community at large.
|Read more and see photos from this workshop.|
|A Special Event to Benefit the
New York Folklore Society|
Sunday May 12, 2013
PETE and PEGGY SEEGER
At The 8th Step Coffeehouse
At Proctors Theater
Included a special reception, dinner & the show!
These traditional music & dance web pages were developed with support of New York State Music Fund, administered by the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. These music pages are still in development. Please enjoy and come back again, as we continue to expand this section.
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