On The Map: Preserving Appalachia

Friday, November 2, 2012

Photograph by Giles Ashford By Rachel Beth Rudi, Digital Contributor In this week’s update from the Rural Arts and Culture Map, we wish to turn your attention toward…

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On The Map: Folkstreams

Thursday, October 25, 2012

sorry, your browser doesn’t support iframes By Rachel Beth Rudi, Digital Contributor In this week’s update from the Rural Arts and Culture Map, we wish to (re)acquaint readers…

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North Country: Betty and Lone Pine

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Lone Pine Family; The Al Hawkes Collection By Alyce Ornella, North Country series Editor In the twin cities of Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, a young girl named Rita listens…

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Weekly Feed: National Hispanic Heritage Month, Slovenian Bees, Bass Pro Shop, Johnny Cash, Heartwood in the Hills, Barbara Allen

Sunday, September 23, 2012

By Rachel Beth Rudi • In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Florida Folklife Program produced a podcast with audio tracks from the Florida Mexican American Music…

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Weekly Feed: National Hispanic Heritage Month, Slovenian Bees, Bass Pro Shop, Johnny Cash, Heartwood in the Hills, Barbara Allen

Sunday, September 23, 2012

By Rachel Beth Rudi • In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Florida Folklife Program produced a podcast with audio tracks from the Florida Mexican American Music…

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Earliest Footage of Native American Drumming

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Sioux frame drum, 1904; Museum of Modern Art The Afrodrumming organization recently produced this video detailing two early recorded examples of Native American drumming. Many thanks to…

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John Baird’s Tennessee Gospel

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Selection from the cover of I’m Believin’: Gospel Music in Middle Tennessee  By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field series Editor In the latest post from Notes…

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Ted Kooser and the Wessels Living History Farm

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Wessels Living History Farm of York, Nebraska offers visitors the best of both worlds: a hands-on chance to view an operating farm in the Central Plains as…

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Dust-To-Digital

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lance Ledbetter’s record label Dust-To-Digital is one of the finest examples of how younger generations are continuing the mission of John Cohen, Alan Lomax and Harry Smith. Ledbetter,…

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The Madison County Project

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I recently discovered the 2005 documentary The Madison County Project: Documenting the Sound on Folkstreams, an excellent and richly-exhaustive site that “streams” new independent documentaries as well as…

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