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The Mission of New York Folklore is to encourage and amplify the diverse folk cultural expressions of New York and of all its residents through education, support, and outreach.


Covid-19 relief fund

New York Folklore Covid-19 Relief Fund


New York Folklore is raising money to benefit the “New York State Folklore Covid-19 Relief Fund.”  Your donations will make an impact. We hope to raise $10,000 by June 1, 2020 to assist folk and traditional artists with emergency grants.

The Initiative:

With the money raised, New York Folklore is awarding one-time grants of up to $500 to New York State’s  folk, traditional and community-based artists impacted by Covid-19.  Grants will help with specific short term financial needs (food, assistance with medical bills, rent, etc). 

Please join me today by donating to our emergency fund. Donate HERE

For complete information, visit our Blog Post at



2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society

Due to the Covid-19 Outbreak, New York Folklore (NYF) has had to close our Schenectady office for a short time.  We will be back when it is safe to do so.  Please continue to visit us online and we will re-open on Jay Street, Schenectady soon.

Mark Swanberry – Inspiration in Nature


When: Opens Sunday, January 26, 2020  through early May, 2020.

Where: New York Folklore Shop & Gallery, 129 Jay Street, Schenectady NY

Opening Reception January 26, 2020:  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



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Que lindo estuvo todo !! Que orgullosa mama , abuela y suegra me siento de ustedes 🤗😘😘😘😘🙏 que buen trabajo que Dios los guarde y los siga bendiciendo con ese talento para hacer feliz a todo el que aprecia la musica de ustedes 👌👏👏👏👏👏👏 que viva la family POLO 👍🤗👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

It comes from the Llanos orientales ( Villavicencio)


I want to know what challenges Johanna Castaneda faces here in ny besides covid.



Play a Pajarillo please...


Que belleza!!!!!❤️



La Potra Zaina!


Andres Vergara

Thank you Johanna Castaneda for a fabulous program! Take care and hopefully we'll see each other live soon.

Bella representacion de nuestro Folclor Colombiano. Johana Castañeda. You are a wonderful Artists. My respects.

What a fantastic performance familia!!!!

Thank you everyone! Please support our folklore and the artists that keep it alive!❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Thank you soo much for everyone that got connected! 💕 also thank you for the invitation from New York Folklore and Jorge Jorge Arévalo Mateus

Wonderful songs and singing! Thank you.

Delightful beautiful children!

Missed Live, but am very grateful to be able to watch now.

Wonderful! Thank You1

I am looking forward to what will be a great concert!

Música Llanera.. One of my favorites

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Thank you Assiz & Saboor! Your music is so heartwarming ~ thank you for keeping your culture alive here in the States and enriching the culture of the US!! <3

Assiz was a featured artist in the CityLore "What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts" exhibition in 2018. It is wonderful to hear just what he brought from the Pakistani spiritual music tradition, and how that tradition will carry on in the next generation with Saboor. Thank you for this presentation.

The music is so great that it made me start dancing, all alone (except for our dog) in the back yard.

Thanks so much to both musicians and to Ellen and Chris!

I'm glad I didn't miss this wonderful performance. I wish th musicians could hear our applause!

Almost as good as live---would love to see and hear them in person!

Wonderful music/singing!

Very happy to be here for this presentation!

This is beautiful!

Do Assiz and Saboor have and recordings that we can purchase?

Pilar from New Mexico is here.



Wow. deep

Hey Christopher, they are great!


Ellen and Chris, this whole series is excellent! I am so thankful to be able to enjoy these programs from isolation. I wish I had my own tablas to keep this soundtrack going! Anyway thank you!!! 🙏

Wonderful program! Thank you gentlemen! May these hard times turn around very soon!

Thank you Christopher and Assiz and Saboor! This made my day!

Yes, Thank you ALL, especially New York Folklore.

Coming in late to this, but thanks to NY Folklore, BAC, Chris, and the amazing musicians!

Years ago there was a NYSCA supported program called "Families of New Yorkers" that celebrated and presented families of artists. It would be great to do a repeat of this now - several years later. There have been more than a few families highlighted in our May 2020 program.

Thank you everyone for attending and thanks to Chris and the Brooklyn Arts Council for doing such a great job managing the technology! And thank you to Assiz and Saboor for a wonderful performance.

Excellent! Thank you.

Beautiful to see their relationship.

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