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Calandra Institute Hosts "Monuments, Public Memory, Group Identity" Panel 0 R. Rini Larson On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 the Calandra Italian American Institute will host a panel on the topic of "Monuments, Public Memory, and Group Identity: The Cultural Politics of Italian America in the Twentieth-First Century," at 6:00pm. Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have highlighted a longstanding debate over how the past should be remembered in public spaces. Although the focus of this discussion has been on monuments associated with the Confederacy, the implications are significantly much wider. Italian Americans have a responsibility to participate in the larger national conversation in a thoughtful and measured manner regarding how they have chosen to remember and celebrate their own history in the United States. This event is a step in that direction. A panel of scholars will explore the implications of memory, identity, and politics by focusing on three cases of public art: statues to Christopher Columbus around the country; the ancient Roman column commemorating the 1933 transatlantic flight of Fascist aviator Italo Balbo in Chicago; and the proposed memorial to the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City. The panel will consist of: Laura E. Ruberto (Berkeley City College) and Joseph Sciorra (John D. Calandra Italian American Institute) on Columbus statues Fraser Ottanelli (University of South Florida) on the Balbo Monument Mary Anne Trasciatti (Hofstra University) on the Triangle Fire Memorial Fred Gardaphé (Queens College), discussant Free, open to the public, and held at the Calandra Institute. RSVP by calling (212) 642-2094.   John D. Calandra Italian American Institute  |  Queens College, CUNY 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York NY 10036 212-642-2094  |  calandra@qc.edu www.qc.edu/calandra Joseph Sciorra, Ph.D. Director, Academic and Cultural Programs Editorial Director, Italian American Review John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Queens College, CUNY 25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor New York, New York 10036 tel. (212) 642-2035
by R. Rini Larson
Friday, October 6, 2017
Vermont Folklife Center Offers Fall Workshops 0 R. Rini Larson   This fall the Vermont Folklife Center is excited to offer three workshops exploring audio field recording, oral history, and socially-informed ethnographic storytelling: September 22, 2017, 10am-3pm: Recording Audio for Ethnography, Oral History, and Digital Storytelling. https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/events/workshop-recording-audio-for-ethnography-oral-history-and-digital-storytelling Learn the basics of audio field recording - including hands-on time with microphones and digital recorders. October 6, 2017, 10am-4pm: The Art of the Interview.  https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/events/the-art-of-the-interview Interviewing is a powerful tool for unlocking personal experience and the remembered past. This workshop guides you through the art and method of ethnographic and oral history interviewing. October 13, 2017, 10am-4pm: Storytelling for Social Change.  https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/events/workshop-storytelling-for-social-change Learn how an ethnographic approach media making can inform and inspire social action. All workshops take place at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury.  Details on our entire Fall Cultural Sustainability Workshop Series are available here: https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/workshops/
by R. Rini Larson
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Heartland Passage Tour Commemorates Erie Canal Bicentennial 0 R. Rini Larson A bicentennial party is floating its way to ports of call along the Erie Canal from the Brooklyn Waterfront to the Buffalo Waterfront on Lake Erie. From September 2 through September 23, the Heartland Passage Tour will bring troubadours, tugboat crew members and other storytellers - plus award-winning musicians and an Academy Award winning filmmaker - to ten cities and towns connected to the Erie Canal. The Tour will mark the start of the Canal in 1817 - which made New York America's global city and helped create the cities of Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester and Utica.  The Tour celebrates and helps preserve the culture and way of life the Canal engendered - and that has become endangered and revived - as it continues to shape the lives of New Yorkers. At each stop, singers and storytellers will perform, either at dockside or in selected historic venues including a canal cruiseboat and the Barge Museum in Brooklyn. Performers include Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, famous for "Ashokan Farewell," the theme song for Ken Burns' Civil War series; Kimball, Canning, Bolt and McClure performing the music of traveling troupes along the Canal in its heyday; Erie Canal songsters George Ward, The Dady Brothers & Kit Fallon, and Dave Ruch; tug boat captain Steve Wunder, engineer Dave Gower, and Catherine Charron who grew up on an Erie houseboat.  Each event will include a screening of Boom and Bust: America's Journey on the Erie Canal, a short documentary by Academy Award winning independent filmmaker Paul Wagner, a meditation on the economic cycles along the canal that speak to the fate of the American dream. As historian Wendy Wall sums it up, "The story of the Erie Canal really reflects the story of the nation. If you think about the early 19th century, the story of the Erie Canal is one of nation building, the industrialization of America and the opening of the west. If you look at the 20th century, the story of the Erie Canal becomes one of de-industrialization.  Yet it's still a hopeful story - because if you look at what's happening to the canal, in cities and towns all along its route it's now an engine for tourism and economic development. So it's really a story of America re-inventing itself." About The Heartland Passage Tour: The Heartland Passage tour is a unique new performance event that will travel on the Erie Canal September 2 - 23 to celebrate its bicentennial and demonstrate its cultural and historic impact through songs, stories and the documentary film Boom and Bust.  The tour is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and a Regional Economic Development Grant through the New York State Council on the Arts. The Tour is sponsored by City Lore (www.citylore.org), the Erie Canal Museum (www.eriecanalmuseum.org) and Livingston Arts (www.livingstonarts.org). For more information about all the performances and tickets see this page on the City Lore website.
by R. Rini Larson
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival October 19-21, 2017 0 R. Rini Larson Presented by the University of Vermont and the Vermont Folklife Center, the Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival will feature keynote presentations by Art Spiegelman (October 19), Joe Sacco (October 20) and Alison Bechdel (October 21), and a day-long event at the Fleming Museum on October 21 featuring panel discussions and over 40 cartoonists from New England and Quebec. For more information, visit the Vermont Folklife Center website.
by R. Rini Larson
Monday, August 28, 2017
Cultural Migrations: Displacement and Renewal Roundtable and Symposium 0 J. Fivecoate Cultural Migrations: Displacement and Renewal A Roundtable Discussion and Symposium on Immigration and Resettlement in the Buffalo/Niagara Region of New York   On September 8 and 9, 2017, The New York Folklore Society, a statewide non-profit arts organization supporting folklife and traditional arts, and the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, will host a Roundtable Discussion and Symposium to explore issues of immigration and resettlement in the context of Western New York.  This two-day participatory program includes panel discussions showcasing the area's innovative responses to cultural sharing and accommodation, a workshop for artists, music and dance performances, exhibitions, and participatory art experiences.  Themes of the Roundtable Symposium  includes micro-enterprise in community settings, place making through food, language, and changing neighborhood identities, responses to migration, and public and community health care. Events will kick off on Friday, September 8, 2017 with a Curator's talk by Lisa Catalfamo-Flores about her exhibition, El Sueño de América / The Dream of America: Separation & Sacrifice in the Lives of North Country Latino Immigrants, followed by musical and dance performances by members of Buffalo's newcomer communities. (to be determine) El Sueño de América / The Dream of America: Separation & Sacrifice in the Lives of North Country Latino Immigrants is a photographic exhibition that takes us from the milking parlors of surrounding counties to the cinder-block homes of Coyula, Guadalajara, Mexico, and back again. This straightforward perspective asks that we consider without bias or stereotype, the work being done, and the lives and sacrifices of the workers. Hard work and separation are underlying themes of these immigrants' lives. The program schedule for Saturday, September 9, 2017 begins with registration from 8:00–9:00 a.m. and the program begins with a traditional Thanksgiving Address by Bryan Printup of the Tuscarora Nation followed by Roundtable sessions examining place making through mechanisms of neighborhood revitalization, food, education, and language.  Panelists include Thaw Yee and Daniel Leong of the Karen Society of Buffalo, Amelia Blake of Explore and More Children's Museum,  and Bryan Printup of the Tuscarora Nation.  Place making through Food and Language will include presentations by Elizabeth Bloom of Hartwick College, Ramin Ganesram, food journalist, and Julie Tay of the Mencius Society for the Arts. Christina Pope, Regional Director for Welcoming America will provide a plenary address at 11:30–12:30, sharing Welcoming America's three-pronged model for successfully bridging divides between immigrants and longer-term residents in "receiving" communities.  Launched in 2009, the non-profit Welcoming America has spurred a growing movement across the United States, with one in eight Americans living in a Welcoming Community. Their award-winning, social entrepreneurship model is predicated on assisting communities to create and articulate principles for inclusion. The afternoon sessions beginning at 1:30 will focus upon Micro-Enterprise with panelists Dawne Hoeg of Stitch Buffalo; Ma Theint and Michell Holler of WEDI/West Side Bazaar; and Dr. Mirza Tihic of Syracuse University, providing a glimpse of innovative approaches to entrepreneurship in New York State.  This will be followed at 2:30 p.m. by a session on health challenges and initiatives, with participation by Laura Trolio of the New York Department of Health, Gamileh Jahil of ACCESS WNY, Michael Martin of Native American Community Services, moderated by Wilfredo Morel of Hudson River Health Care. Participants will then be provided free transportation via the Discover Niagara Shuttle to experience art experiences in community venues.   Details to be announced.  The program will end with a closing address by Bryan Printup of the Tuscarora Nation. To register, please visit the website of the New York Folklore Society at http://www.nyfolklore.org or call (518) 346-7008 for information.
by J. Fivecoate
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
CWI's 2017 Summer EAST Institute on Service-Learning and Sustainability 0 J. Fivecoate Burlington, Vermont • June 19-23, 2017   CWI's Summer EAST Institute is a powerful service-learning focused professional development event, set amid the breathtaking landscape of northern Vermont. Join with colleagues from across North America and beyond, working to embrace place based service-learning, and sustainability within our teaching practice. Transform learning by connecting students through creative problem solving to an understanding of the most pressing issues in their own communities.   For more information, visit http://communityworksinstitute.org/.
by J. Fivecoate
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Symposium in Honor of Dan Ben-Amos: 50 Years of Jewish Folklore at Penn 0 J. Fivecoate Reminder for those in the Philadelphia area on April 23: Symposium in honor of Dan Ben-Amos: 50 Years of Jewish Folklore at Penn, 9 to 12:30 pm, Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia.
by J. Fivecoate
Thursday, April 20, 2017
2017 Cultural Sustainability Institute Workshop Series 0 J. Fivecoate The Vermont Folklife Center announces our Spring 2017 Cultural Sustainability Institute Workshop Series. All workshops are held at their offices in Middlebury,VT. Details on all workshops and registration information available here: https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/workshops/ Upcoming Workshops: Media Skills and Project Planning for Educators - Friday April 7, 10am-4pm. https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/events/media-skills-and-project-planning-for-educators Recording Audio for Ethnography, Oral History, and Digital Storytelling - Friday April 21, 10am - 4pm.  https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/events/workshop-recording-audio-for-ethnography-oral-history-and-digital-storytelling The Art of the Interview - Friday, May 12, 10am-4pm.  https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/events/workshop-art-of-the-interview Storytelling for Social Change - Friday, May 19, 10am-4pm.  https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/events/workshop-storytelling-for-social-change
by J. Fivecoate
Thursday, February 9, 2017
“Documented Italians” Film and Video Series 0 J. Fivecoate Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6pm   http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra/node/1030 The Barese Ice Men of New York (2015), 80 min. Carlo Magaletti, dir. The Barese Icemen of New York follows the story of the Italian immigrants from the region of Apulia who from the 1920s to the 1960s dominated the making and delivery of ice in New York City. Interviews with former icemen and their families as well as individuals who currently work in the ice business shed interesting light on this niche occupation. What was it like lugging 100 pounds of ice up four flights of tenement stairs? Why did this trade remain lucrative throughout the Great Depression? How did many of these icemen transition into coal and oil delivery after household refrigerators became the norm? Director Carlo Magaletti, himself Barese, looks at these topics in this exploration of how Apulians came to dominate the ice business. Post-screening discussion led by Mark Naison, Fordham University. Free and Open to the Public John D. Calandra Italian American Institute 25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor New 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://qc.edu/calandra.  
by J. Fivecoate
Thursday, February 9, 2017
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

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