Toby Padilla playing percussion drums on stage
A man playing Rocque stands on a flat sand course, preparing to strike a ball with a small mallet
A man playing Rocque stands on a flat sand course, preparing to strike a ball with a small mallet
A man playing Rocque stands on a flat sand course, preparing to strike a ball with a small mallet
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OUR MISSION

New York Folklore (NYF) works to nurture traditional arts and culture in New York State through education, support, and outreach.

 

EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society

Ebru: The Art of Turkish Paper Marbling with Hatice Erbas-Sorkunlu

When: March 30th through late April 2019

Where: NYF Shop & Gallery, 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY

 

2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society

In Harm’s Way: Community Responses to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

When: Open through May 2019

Where: Mabee Farm Historic Site of the Schenectady County Historical Society, Rotterdam Junction, NY

 

5 days ago

New York Folklore

Join us at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica on Thursday, February 21st. New York Folklore is sponsoring the Art Alive performance of Oneida Dance, presented by Shako:wi Cultural Center. This family-friendly presentation beginning at 11:00 is part of New York Folklore's Upstate Regional Initiative, documenting the traditional arts and culture of the Rome/Utica area in 2018, in partnership with the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, made possible through the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

New York Folklore

February's theme for First Friday Utica (2/1) at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute was Coffee and Tea traditions from 3 of Utica's communities - Lebanese, Dominican, and Bosnian. Thanks to Hannah Davis for putting it together as part of our NYSCA Upstate Regional Initiative and thanks to our 3 presenters for such delicious treats! ... See MoreSee Less

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New York Folklore

NYF folklorist Elinor Levy shares her experience of learning under her mentor Professor Eric Charry of Wesleyan University. "Pulling up a photo of Nfamara Badjie playing bougarabou, Eric immediately notices that drum bodies are the traditional bougarabou shape, but the drum heads are not bougarabou...."

Mentoring is an important aspect of learning, for traditional artists and folklorists alike.

nyfolklore.org/my-mentorship-with-eric-charry-about-jola-bougarabou-drumming/
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NYF folklorist Elinor Levy shares her experience of learning under her mentor Professor Eric Charry of Wesleyan University. Pulling up a photo of Nfamara Badjie playing bougarabou, Eric immediately notices that drum bodies are the traditional bougarabou shape, but the drum heads are not bougarabou....

Mentoring is an important aspect of learning, for traditional artists and folklorists alike.

https://nyfolklore.org/my-mentorship-with-eric-charry-about-jola-bougarabou-drumming/
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