Folk & Traditional Arts

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Veronica Castillo

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

Clay Artist, 2013 National Heritage Fellow

In Translation: Verónica Castillo expands a traditional Mexican art form, the Tree of Life, to express the need for social justice in the 21st century.

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Carol Fran

Photo © Gene Tomko

2013 National Heritage Fellow

Louisiana Swamp blues singer, composer and pianist Carol Fran looks back at her 60-year career.

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David Ivey

Photo by Allison Whitener

2013 National Heritage Fellow

Sacred Harp singer David Ivey both preserves the tradition and widens the circle. [32:47]

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Sheila Kay Adams

 

Photo by Kim Dryden

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow

In the second part of a two-part interview, we hear Sheila as story-teller and learn about some of the folks who lived in Sodom, North Carolina. [29:49]

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Sheila Kay Adams

Photo by Susan Moore

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow

Singer, musician and storyteller Sheila Kay Adams talks about (and sings) songs brought over from England, Scotland, and Ireland in the mid-17th century and kept alive by the people in the mountains of North Carolina. [32:38]

Music Festival

The 78th Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax, Virginia. Where music happens on and off the stage. [32:13]

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Daisy Castro

Photo courtesy of the Castro Family

Gypsy Jazz Violinist

16 year-old Daisy Castro gets to the heart of gypsy jazz. [28:00]

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Pete Seeger

Photo courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives

National Medal of Arts Recipient

Pete Seeger returns to talk about his music and its roots. [31:50]

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Pete Seeger

Photo courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Archives

Folk Legend

Pete Seeger remembers his friend, Woody Guthrie. [21:13]

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Mel Tillis

Photo courtesy of Mel Tillis

Country Legend & National Medal of Arts Recipient

Singer/songwriter Mel Tillis tells stories about his career and how performing helped him cope with his stutter. [29:43]

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