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From the Field Capital Region

From the Field Capital Region

This From the Field Feature is courtesy of New York Folklore Community Field Worker  – Edgar Betelu. Since late 2021 he has been working with immigrant and refugee communities in the Capital Region. New York's Capital Region and upstate are home to an increasing...

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Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival 2022

Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival 2022

The Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival is BACK for its second year! Join is on Sunday, October 2nd for another year of artist demonstrations, musical performances and new this year - cooking lessons! The festival will begin at 11:00 am and end at 5:30 pm at the...

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Artist Spotlight:  Veena Chandra

Artist Spotlight: Veena Chandra

Veena Chandra is an internationally renowned sitarist, composer, teacher, and choreographer.  She is the founder and director of the Dance and Music School of India in Latham, NY, which celebrates over thirty years.  She has been a faculty member at Skidmore College...

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Artist Spotlight: Nada Odeh

Artist Spotlight: Nada Odeh

​Nada Odeh is a Syrian artist, activist, humanitarian, and a modern-day poet. She was born and raised in Damascus and lived in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates before coming to the U.S. in 2013 due to the conflict and revolution in her country. Nada received ...

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Artist Spotlight: Bonnie Gale

Artist Spotlight: Bonnie Gale

Bonnie Gale Bonnie Gale, a Traditional Willow Basketmaker for 38 years, is a traditional willow basketmaker, she is linked with the folk tradition of the immigrant German willow basketmaking community in Liverpool, New York, where she researches, interprets historical...

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From the Field Mohawk Valley

From the Field Mohawk Valley

This From the Field Feature is courtesy of New York Folkore Staff Folklorist - Anne Rappaport Berliner. Since late 2021 she has been working with beekeepers in the Mohawk Valley. The Mohawk Valley has a rich history of beekeeping.  Moses Quinby, an important figure in...

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37th Annual Folk Arts RoundTable

37th Annual Folk Arts RoundTable

At our 37th annual New York Folklore Arts Roundtable, we did things “new” in an old-fashioned way!  A new and old hotel, a new and old format, and new and familiar faces!  We excitedly welcomed Roundtablers who   attended last year and colleagues like George Ward and...

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Artist Spotlight: Efthimios (Altin) Stoja

Artist Spotlight: Efthimios (Altin) Stoja

Efthimios (Altin) Stoja is an Albanian and Greek artist and iconographer. Ancient frescoes decorating the church walls in his father’s village in Albania first inspired his love of art. Altin trained in the Byzantine/ Macedonian style iconography under master artist...

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