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Vermont Folklife Center Fall Workshops 0 J. Fivecoate    Storytelling for Social Change - September 9 Instructor: Kathleen Haughey The Art of the Interview - October 7 Instructor: Gregory L. Sharrow Recording Audio for Ethnography, Oral History and Digital Storytelling - October 21 Instructor: Andy Kolovos Workshop details available here: http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/workshops/. All workshops are held from 10am - 4pm at the Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main Street, Middlebury, Vermont. Tuition for each workshop is $95. Vermont Folklife Center members receive a 10% discount on workshop fees. If you can't make it to Middlebury the Vermont Folklife Center brings their workshops to non-profit organizations across New England and upstate NY. Call (802) 388-4964 for more information and pricing.  
by J. Fivecoate
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Vermont Folklife Center Announces Upcoming Workshops 0 S. Larson Three upcoming workshops from the Vermont Folklife Center: Documentary Video - June 3, 2016, 10am-4pm Registration Deadline: June 1 Storytelling for Social Change - June 11, 2016, 10am-4pm Registration Deadline: June 9 Minimal Resource Filmmaking - June 25, 2016, 10am-4pm Registration Deadline: June 23 Details and registration forms for all workshops are available online: http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/education/cultural-sustainability/workshops.php Tuition for each workshop is $95. Registration forms are available online via the link above, or you can register by calling (802) 388-4964. Workshops will be held at the Vermont Folklife Center headquarters building at 88 Main Street in downtown Middlebury.
by S. Larson
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Vermont Folklife Center Offers Audio Field Recording Workshop 0 S. Larson The Vermont Folklife Center will host the following workshop: Recording Audio for Ethnography, Oral History and Digital Storytelling Workshop Saturday, May 21, 2016, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, VT Audio is a powerful medium for capturing human experience and human expression. In the context of cultural sustainability efforts, audio is an extremely useful tool for documenting local knowledge, exploring values and perceptions, and building resources for understanding and supporting cultural practices. Intended for students, community members, staff members of non-profit cultural, community and social-service agencies, as well as professional researchers interested in learning more about audio recording options, this class will provide a basic introduction to the use of contemporary digital audio recording equipment in the context of ethnographic and oral history interviews. Attendees will receive a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of digital audio, types of common field-recording microphones, and the use of digital audio recorders. The workshop includes hands-on exercises with equipment in an actual interview setting. We will use the TASCAM DR-40 and mobile devices for these exercises, but the fundamental skills demonstrated will be applicable to most currently available digital audio recorders. In addition to the use of this equipment, the workshop will also cover the selection and purchase of audio recording equipment and Android and iOS recording apps. The workshop is taught by Vermont Folklife Center Co-Director and Archivist, Andy Kolovos. Details on this and other workshops in the Vermont Folklife Center's Cultural Sustainability Institute Series are available at http://vermontfolklifecenter.org/cultual-sustainability/workshops.php.
by S. Larson
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Oral History and the Art of the Interview 0 S. Larson "Oral History and the Art of the Interview" will take place April 22, 2016 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT.Oral History and the Art of the Interview combines discussion of the theories and methods that inform oral history research with practical, hands-on training in oral history interview techniques. The class begins with a demonstration interview followed by group discussion of the interview process. Attendees will then work as teams to conduct interviews using provided digital audio recording equipment. The day concludes with reflection on interviewing and a discussion of project ideas.From the perspective of ethnographic research, an interview offers the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of another person. The premise of our interview methodology is that everyone is the foremost authority on their own life, and an interview offers the opportunity to capture a person’s experience in the their own words and on their own terms.Led by Vermont Folklife Center Co-directors, Gregory Sharrow and Andy Kolovos, this workshop will help participants develop a plan for an oral history research project and will offer a forum for brainstorming ideas for public outreach based on interview findings. Workshop attendees will also have ongoing access to Vermont Folklife Center staff for consultation as they later undertake their own oral history, ethnographic, and qualitative research projects.Oral History and the Art of the Interview is a part of the Vermont Folklife Center’s Cultural Sustainability Institute workshop series (http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/education/cultural-sustainability/). Cultural Sustainability provides a framework for examining human experience in the present with an awareness of the past and a view toward the future.The tuition for this workshop is $95. Attendance is limited to 14 participants and the registration deadline is April 20. The registration form is available on line at http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org, or register by calling (802) 388-4964. This workshop will be held at the Vermont Folklife Center building at 88 Main Street in downtown Middlebury.The Vermont Folklife Center's mission is to broaden, strengthen, and deepen our understanding of Vermont and the surrounding region; to assure a repository for our collective cultural memory; and to strengthen communities by building connections among the diverse peoples of Vermont.
by S. Larson
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
"Democratizing the (Folk) Arts Workplace Forum" Video Recordings Available 0 S. Larson The video recordings of the New York Folklore Society’s "Democratizing the (Folk) Arts Workplace Forum” are now available for viewing at the ink below and on the New York Folklore Society's Facebook page:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgKIvSjblJBmcJ9tOaDwewcMYjB4cCnMmThe forum took place in Brooklyn, New York, at the Alliance for Resident Theaters on Sunday, February 28, 2016, with a panel discussion, breakout sessions, and collective dialogue on the topic of "Democratizing the (Folk) Arts Nonprofit Workplace.” In June 2014, the New York City Council voted to approve a $1.2 million initiative in the city's annual budget to fund the development of worker cooperatives, also known as "the solidarity economy." The structure of the 501c3 arts nonprofit can lend itself to more egalitarian, dialogic, and cooperative work styles and practices. The forum generated and documented a varied and critical conversation about best practices in the (folk) arts nonprofit field (aka public sector ethnography/culture work) and explored several different schools of thought about how more sustainable and more democratic ways of working together in the field of folk arts may be achieved.Speakers included Kathleen Haughey and Andy Kolovos of the Vermont Folklife Center; Selina Morales, executive director of the Philadelphia Folklore Project; Joe Rinehart, cooperative developer and strategist; Maida Rosenstein of UAW Local 2110 which has organized public sector academics and museum workers, and Folklorist Lisa Rathje, Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education.Organized by Eileen Condon, NYC Representative for the New York Folklore Society, this forum was supported in part by the Technical Assistance Consultancy Program of the American Folklore Society.  A report from the forum will be available at a later date through the American Folklore Society.  
by S. Larson
Sunday, March 13, 2016
South Asian Folklore Symposium at Harvard University 0 S. Larson   The Committee on Degrees in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University is pleased to announce its annual spring symposium. "Celebrating Another Harmony: South Asian Folklore in the 21st Century” will take place on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2016. The event is free and open to the public.  http://folkmyth.fas.harvard.edu/celebrating-another-harmony-south-asian-folklore-21st-century Please visit the above event page for participant titles and abstracts as well as the schedule, copied below: Friday, April 8, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Barker Center, Room 133 Keynote Address: Margaret Mills, Ohio State University (Professor Emerita) "How Stories Lodge in Lives" Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Thompson Room, Barker Center  Panels 8:30 – Coffee & Pastries 9:00 – Opening Remarks 9:15 – 10:45 – Undergraduate Student Panel Aniket De, Tufts University “Divided Songs, Altered Gods: Partition, Nationalism, and Performance in the Bengal Borderland” Benjamin D. Grimm, Harvard University “Trans-gression: Gender, Divinity, and Cross-dressing in the Krishna Līlahāva”  Megan Taing, Harvard University “Brotherhood and Humor: Negotiating the South Asian American College Experience” 10:45 – 11:00 – Coffee Break 11:00 – 12:30 – South Asian Folklore in Historical Perspective  Frank J. Korom, Boston University “Three Decades of Folklore Studies in South Asia: Toward a History”  Adheesh Sathaye, University of British Colombia “The Scribal Life of Folktales in Premodern India”  Leela Prasad, Duke University “Nameless in a Great Garden: When English Imperial Conquest Becomes a Purāṇa” 12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch (provided) 1:30 – 3:30 – South Asian Material Culture & Belief  Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger, Emory University “Standing in Cement: Ravana on the Chhattisgarhi Plains”  Kirin Narayan, Australian National University “Making and Narrating: Vishwakarma Family Stories among Artisans”  Puja Sahney, SUNY- Albany “Transnational Spaces of Belonging: Immigration Process, Social Ties, and Hindu Homes of Purity” Ülo Valk, University of Tartu “Where the Goddess Spent her Wedding Night: Place-Lore of the Kāmākhyā Temple in Silghat, Assam” 3:30 – 3:45 – Coffee Break 3:45 – 5:15 – The Politics of Folklore Leah Lowthorp, Harvard University “Folklore, Politics, and the State: Kutiyattam and National/Global Heritage in India” Shakthi Nataraj, University of California, Berkeley “Critical Folkloristics and the Study of Transgender Women’s Communities in South India” Finnian Gerety, Brown University “The Amplified Sacrifice: Sound, Technology, and Participation in Vedic Rituals in Kerala” 5:15 – 5:45 – Closing Remarks and Discussion 5:45 – Performance by Harvard Bhangra 6:00 - End        
by S. Larson
Sunday, March 13, 2016
New York Folklore Society Workshop: Democratizing the (Folk) Arts Workplace 0 S. Larson The New York Folklore Society invites you to an upcoming workshop in Brooklyn, New York, at the Alliance for Resident Theaters, 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn. The New York Folklore Society is convening an evening Folk Arts Forum on Sunday, February 28th with a panel discussion, breakout sessions, and collective dialogue on the topic of "Democratizing the Arts Nonprofit Workplace." The program will present various perspectives approaching this topic. In June 2014, the New York City Council voted to approve a $1.2 million initiative in the City's annual budget to fund the development of worker cooperatives, also known as "the solidarity economy." The structure of the 501c3 arts nonprofit can lend itself to this more egalitarian, dialogic, and cooperative work styles and practices. This forum will generate and document a varied and critical conversation about best practices in the (folk) arts nonprofit field (aka public sector ethnography/culture work) and explore several different schools of thought about how more sustainable and more democratic ways of working together in the field of folk arts may be achieved. Speakers include Kathleen Haughey and Andy Kolovos of the Vermont Folklife Center; Selina Morales, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Folklore Project; Joe Rinehart,Cooperative Developer and Strategist; Maida Rosenstein of UAW Local 2110; and Lisa Rathje, Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education. This forum is supported in part by the Technical Assistance Consultancy Program of the American Folklore Society.  A report of the forum will be available at a later date through the American Folklore Society.  To register your attendance to this FREE event, please go to www.nyfolklore.org.
by S. Larson
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
"Documented Italians" Film and Video Series at the Calandra Institute 0 S. Larson This spring, the John D. Calandra Italian Amerian Institute, Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), will host the following film and video series. Monday, February 22, 2016, 6pmScreening of Il Ballo dei Giganti di Nola (2015), 90 min.Antonio Iorio, dir.For centuries the Feast of the Gigli has been celebrated in Nola, near Naples, every June in honor of Saint Paulinus. The feast features the "dancing" of the multistoried gigli towers, which represent lilies and are lifted and carried by "crews" of local men. Each year hundreds of Nolani migrants and their families return for the occasion. Antonio Iorio's film (in Italian with English subtitles) accompanies the Fraulillo family who visit from Northern Italy, where they live, to take part in the beloved feast. Their story is the framework for the film's exploration of the self-discovery echoed in long-held sentiments by the participants of the annual giglio feast in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Post-screening discussion with the director led by Joseph Sciorra, Calandra Institute, Queens College, CUNY. Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6pmScreening of Fighting Paisanos (2013), 52 min.Marco Curti, dir.During World War II, while some Italian Americans were deemed "enemy aliens," more than 500,000 Italian Americans served in the U.S. military. The documentary Fighting Paisanos takes its title from journalist Ernie Pyle's story about an Italian-born soldier who later served in the U.S. Army. The film tells the stories of Italian American soldiers, focusing on four individuals: the U.S.-born Frank Monteleone and Fred Baldino, and Italians Gene Giannobile and Al Soria, who immigrated in 1938 and 1940, respectively. Archival footage accompanies their recollections of being part of the U.S. forces that helped liberate Italy from Fascism and Nazi occupation. Post-screening discussion with the director led by Fraser Ottanelli, University of South Florida.All events are free, open to the public, and held at the Calandra Institute.RSVP by calling (212) 642-2094. John D. Calandra Italian American InstituteQueens College, CUNY25 West 43rd Street, 17th floorNew York, NY 10036212-642-2094  calandra@qc.edu  http://www.qc.edu/calandra/
by S. Larson
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
VFC/Fiddlehead Brewing Company's "Frog Run Sap Beer Festival" 0 R. Vanscoyoc The 3rd Annual Vermont Folklife Center/Fiddlehead Brewing Company's "Frog Run Sap Beer Festival" is scheduled for June 21, 2014 from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Fiddlehead Brewing Company in Shelburne, VT. What is sap beer? Let Edgar Dodge fill you in!https://soundcloud.com/vermontfolklifecenter/sap-beerThis year, brewer Matt Cohen is barrel-aging the beer in bourbon barrels and doing a limited edition, hand bottled run.Music this year is presented in partnership with the Northeast Heritage Music Camp and features Stéphanie Lépine (http://violontradquebec.com/2009/11/stephanie-lepine/) and NicholasWilliams (http://www.crowfootmusic.com/about/nicholas-bio/) from Quebec, as well as Vermont's own Pete Sutherland and his Astounding Protege, Oliver Scanlon. Starting at 4:00 pm, there will be an open Quebecois jam session, so bring your instruments! The Frog Run Sap Beer Festival is a fund raising event for the Vermont Folklife Center.Details on the event are available here:http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/sapbeer/frogrunfest.phpAnd on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/1406842709602231/Fiddlehead Brewing Company:http://www.fiddleheadbrewing.com/Event Sponsors: Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Farmhouse Tap and Grill, City Market, Vermont Tent Company
by R. Vanscoyoc
Monday, June 2, 2014
Vermont Folklife Center Offering Two Interview/Recording Workshops 0 R. Vanscoyoc The Vermont Folklife Center announces two upcoming workshops as a part of its annual Cultural Sustainability Institute.Oral History: Community Memory and Passionate ListeningDate: May 9, 2014 Fee: $85.00This class provides insight into the role of oral history in cultural sustainability, the theories underpinning oral history research, and hands-on training in oral history interview techniques. The class begins with a demonstration interview followed by group discussion of the ethnographic interview process. Attendees will then work as teams to conduct interviews with invited guests using provided digital audio recording equipment. The day concludes with reflection on interviewing and a discussion of project ideas. Recording Audio for Ethnography and Oral HistoryDate: June 13, 2014 Fee: $85.00Attendees will receive a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of digital audio, types of common field-recording microphones, and the use of flash-memory based audio recorders. The workshop includes hands-on exercises with equipment in an actual interview setting. We will use the TASCAM DR-40 and Marantz PMD660 for these exercises, but the fundamental skills demonstrated will be applicable to most currently available digital audio recorders. In addition to the use of this equipment, we will also cover the selection and purchase of professional digital audio recording gear. For registration and additional information please call the Vermont FolklifeCenter at (802) 388-4964 or visit us online at http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/education/cultural-sustainability/workshops.php
by R. Vanscoyoc
Monday, April 14, 2014
Two Free Classic Banjo Concerts in 2014 0 R. Vanscoyoc May 24, 2014, 7:45 PMThe Allenberry ResortMeadow Lodge, ground level1559 Boiling Springs Rd.Boiling Springs, PA 17007 October 25, 2014, 7:45 PMThe Hotel Utica102 Lafayette St.Utica, NY 13502 Players from the American Banjo Fraternity will be doing this presentation. Please check our website for updates and further information: www.banjofraternity.org.  
by R. Vanscoyoc
Thursday, December 12, 2013
An Introduction to Audio Editing: Vermont Folklife Center, 11/15–11/16 0 R. Vanscoyoc An Introduction to Audio EditingFriday November 15 & Saturday November 16, 2013, 10:00am–4:00pm.   $165.00Instructor: Erica Heilman, Radio ProducerAudio stories have the capacity to open a window into another world, andthey can be shared in a number of ways. They can be broadcast on the radio,streamed online, combined with images to create audio slide shows, or usedto transform a standing exhibit. Recording audio is increasingly easy in thedigital world, and digital audio editing tools make it easy for individualsand communities to create rich and provocative sound stories.This two-day workshop offers participants an introduction to the techniquesof digital audio editing. On the first day, participants will receive aquick course in recording technique and then hit the streets of Middleburyto conduct short interviews. Back in the classroom, these recordings will beused as raw material to edit together short audio pieces. By the end of twodays, attendees will have the skills to begin working on their own soundstories at home.This workshop is intended for students, community members, staff members ofnon-profit cultural, community, and social-service agencies, as well asprofessional researchers interested in learning more about digital audioediting. No editing experience is required, but participants should beconfident computer users. The workshop is taught on Macintosh computers,using a digital editing program called Soundtrack Pro. The fundamentalskills developed will be transferable to any audio editing platform. To register visit Vermont Folklife Center's Cultural SustainabilityInstitute Workshops page:http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/education/cultural-sustainability/workshops.phpFor additional information call us at (802) 388-4964.
by R. Vanscoyoc
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Creating Identity: Yiddish Across a Spectrum of Jewish Communities Today 0 R. Vanscoyoc Creating Identity: Yiddish Across a Spectrum of Jewish Communities Today
by R. Vanscoyoc
Friday, October 11, 2013
Lecture on Italian-American 78 rpm Recordings @ Calandra Institute, NYC 0 R. Vanscoyoc JOHN D. CALANDRA ITALIAN AMERICAN INSTITUTEQueens College/CUNYTHE PHILIP V. CANNISTRARO SEMINAR SERIES IN ITALIAN AMERICAN STUDIESThursday, October 10, 2013, 6 pmPaese Mio Bello: An Exploration of Early Italian-American Music Todd Cambio, Fraulini Guitar Company  In the early twentieth century, U.S. recording companies began producing records of music from the traditions of various recent immigrant groups. These recordings included folk music, topical songs rendered by popular singers, as well as instrumental pieces and audio from live theater performances. Paese Mio Bello is a collection of these early 78-rpm recordings from 1911 to 1939, a sampling of the rich diversity of musics of the Italian diaspora. Producer Todd Cambio, a luthier, musician, and a collector of 78-rpm records, will play selections from his compilation and discuss the music and its performers and composers. Free & Open to the Public John D. Calandra Italian American Institute25 West 43rd Street, 17th floorNew York, New York 10036(Between 5th and 6th Avenues; B, D, F, M to 42nd St./Bryant Park, or 7 to 5th Ave./Bryant Park)  RSVP encouraged but not required, (212) 642-2094. Please note that seating is limited and we cannot reserve seats. For further information see http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra/.Contact: Rosangela Briscese, 212-642-2043, rosangela.briscese@qc.cuny.edu
by R. Vanscoyoc
Monday, September 16, 2013
Introduction to Audio Editing Workshop at the Vermont Folklife Center 0 R. Vanscoyoc On Friday September 20 and Saturday September 21, radio producer Erica Heilman will offer a two-day introduction to digital audio editing at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, VT. Audio stories have the capacity to open a window into another world, and they can be shared in a number of ways. They can be broadcast on the radio, streamed online, combined with images to create audio slide shows, or used to transform a standing exhibit. Recording audio is increasingly easy in the digital world, and digital audio editing tools make it easy for individuals and communities to create rich and provocative sound stories. This two-day workshop offers participants an introduction to the techniques of digital audio editing. On the first day, participants will receive a quick course in recording technique and then hit the streets of Middlebury to conduct short interviews. Back in the classroom, these recordings will be used as raw material to edit together short audio pieces. By the end of two days, attendees will have the skills to begin working on their own sound stories at home. This workshop is intended for students, community members, staff members of non-profit cultural, community, and social-service agencies, as well as professional researchers interested in learning more about digital audio editing. No editing experience is required, but participants should be confident computer users. Attendees are invited to bring their own laptop computers, or we will provide Apple computers for use during the workshop. The workshop will be taught using Hindenburg audio editing software. Instructor Erica Heilman is an award-winning radio producer. Her work has aired on NPR's Day to Day, Hearing Voices, KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston, VPR, and other public radio affiliates nationwide. Erica also offers deep experience incorporating audio editing and production within an educational setting, having worked with high school students as a part of Vermont Folklife Center's Youth Radio Vermont program. This and other workshops in the Vermont Folklife Center's cultural sustainability series draw on the organization's 25-year experience with ethnographic field research and documentary production. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants and the registration deadline is September 19.   The cost of this workshop is $120.00. Registration forms and tuition information are available on line at http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/education/cultural-sustainability/workshops.php or by calling (802) 388-4964. All workshops are held in the Vermont Folklife Center headquarters at 88 Main Street in downtown Middlebury.
by R. Vanscoyoc
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Tenth Annual Working Waterfront Festival: 9/28–9/29 in New Bedford, MA 0 R. Vanscoyoc New Bedford, MA—The tenth annual Working Waterfront Festival will take place in New Bedford, America’s largest commercial fishing port, on Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th. This free, family-friendly event opens the waterfront to the public with a rare look into commercial fishing, America’s oldest industry.  The 2013 Festival marks the ten-year anniversary and provides us with an opportunity to consider how commercial fishing and coastal communities have changed over the past ten years and what lies ahead.  Festival programming will offer a retrospective look at the themes explored over the past decade: Sustainability; Safety at Sea; the Future of the Industry; Women in the Industry; Preservation of Ports; Fishermen & Farmers; the Cultural Mosaic of New England’s Working Ports; Tradition & Innovation; and Narrative Tradition.  The Working Waterfront Festival is a project of the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern MA, a non-profit organization. The FREE festival, a family friendly, educational celebration of New England's commercial fishing industry, features live maritime and ethnic music, fishermen's contests, fresh seafood, vessel tours, author readings, cooking demonstrations, kid's activities and more.  It all takes place in New Bedford, MA, America's #1 fishing port, on the last full weekend of September. Navigate to us at www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org.
by R. Vanscoyoc
Monday, September 9, 2013
NYC: Center for Traditional Music and Dance offers performances & workshops 0 L. Cashman http://www.ctmd.org/:The Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York City works to preserve and present the performing arts traditions of New York’s immigrant communities through research-based educational programming, public performance and community partnerships.See http://www.ctmd.org/ for a calendar of upcoming events, as well as archives and other projects.
by L. Cashman
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Passion & Prohibition: A New Look at Old Tales From Oedipus to Cinderella 0 R. Vanscoyoc To learn more about this half-day symposium featuring Professor Maria Tatar, please go to http://www.westernnewengland.org/symposium/.
by R. Vanscoyoc
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Dabkeh Events in New York 0 R. Vanscoyoc Start the fall off with a stomp! Alwan for the Arts, presents *So* *You Think You Can Dabkeh*, a festival exploring the traditional and popular line dances of the Levant region of the Middle East. Through participatory and performance events in Manhattan and Brooklyn from September 8 - October 13, 2012, Alwan celebrates one of the most publicly performed and beloved traditional dances of Arab Americans. The events are open to the public and funded in part by NYSCA.For more information go to http://www.alwanforthearts.org/event/893At Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, #4, NY, NY 10004Upcoming Events:Thursday, Oct 11 | 6:30 pmWomen and Dabkeh: Panel and PartyThis dabkeh party is preceded by a discussion led by Riham Barghouti and features women dabkeh experts addressing issues of gender in social and concert performance. Come ready to dance their signature steps and styles, ranging from social Lebanese dabkeh, Palestinian troupe combinations, and new improvised steps like the "jump rope” and "hip hop”. Participants include Denise Abou-Chrouch of Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, Sheren and Hannan Attal of Yallah Youth, Danyah Jaber of Hunter's SJP, and Rema Bader, Bouchra Tabit and Dalia Zeinab of Nijmat Falasteen.$5 at the door / FREE for Alwan members<http://www.alwanforthearts.org/membership>Saturday Oct 13 | 3:30-9 pmDabkeh-Off: Dabkeh Workshop, Lecture, Showcase and Concert.3:30pm/ $10- Workshop/demo by local dabkeh experts Jad Lebbos (Lebanon) and Mohammad Shaolodi (Palestine), teaches variations from homeland villages to Brooklyn. Learn dabkeh that remains a dynamic andvital part of everyday life. ($10)5:00pm / $5-"Staging Dabkeh: The Emergence of a Levantine Folk Art," presentation by ethnomusicologist Shayna Silverstein with discussant Christopher Stone, author of Popular Culture and Nationalism in Lebanon:The Fairouz and Rahbani Nation.Shayna Silverstein addresses the emergence of dabkeh as a folk art throughout the Levant. From the formation of state folk dance troupes in the 1950s and 1960s to dance theater (raqs misrah) in the new millennium, she will look at how dabkeh has been staged for domestic and international audiences over the past fifty years. Folkloric dabkeh celebrates the cultural diversity of the Levant at the same time that it preserves the traditions and customs considered common to village life.7:00pm / $15-Dabkeh-Off and Concert with Anas Tabash: a citywide showcase features troupes such as Shabab Al Hurreyya, Al Nujoom, and Nijmat Falsteen.  The evening concludes with a concert by Palestinian singer, AnasTabash, known for his folk style mawwawil and popular dabkeh tunes, with Jad Lebbos on tabl and Zafer Tawil on oud and nay.$20 for a day pass / $15 for Alwan membersGroup DISCOUNTS / info: nicole@alwanforthearts.org /646.462.5691
by R. Vanscoyoc
Monday, October 8, 2012
9/22/12 Brooklyn: Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Conference & Concert 0 L. Cashman The Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music at Brooklyn College presents: A Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration ConferenceSaturday, 22 September, 2012, 10am-5pmBrooklyn College Student Union Building, Campus RoadFree to Public The Guthrie/Dylan Connection – Keynote by Sean WilentzWoody in New York with Nora Guthrie, Michael Denning,Elijah Wald, and Dave MarshWoody the Radical Songster with Will Kaufman, Robbie & Ernie Lieberman, and Jorge Arévalo MateusArtist Roundtable with Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Billy Bragg, and Lorin Sklamberg For further concert information visit: www.hisam.org   This Land Is Your Land Concert with Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Bill Bragg, Steve Earle, The Klezmatics, John Cohen and the Dust Brothers, Mike & Ruthie and the Unger Family, and The Tony Trishka Band Saturday, 22 September, 2012, 7:30pmWhitman Hall, Brooklyn College For further concert ticket information visit: www.woody100.com
by L. Cashman
Thursday, August 16, 2012

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