Folk & Traditional Arts

Podcasts

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Dennis Yerry

Photo by Andrea Cabane

Native American musician and composer

Dennis Yerry discusses his multi-faceted career as Native American composer, arranger and musician AND as a jazz pianist and cabaret performer. [29:27]

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The Paschall Brothers

Photo courtey of Virginia Folklife Program

Tidewater Gospel Group, 2012 National Heritage Fellowship recipients

Three generations of Paschalls have brought beautiful harmonies to their community. [35:21]

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Harold Burnham

Photo by Perry Ardelle Burnham

2012 National Heritage Fellow and Master Ship Builder

Harold Burnham keeps the Essex shipbuilding tradition alive and vibrant.[30:47]

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Al Head

Photo by David Robertson, Jr.

2012 Bess Lomax Hawes Award Recipient

Arts Advocate Al Head discusses the profound impact of traditional arts on communities. [28:50]

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Andy Statman

Photo courtest of Andy Statman

Klezmer Clarinetist, Mandolin-player, Composer, 2012 National Heritage Fellow

In part 2 of our conversation with Andy Statman, we follow his musical path as he blends  klezmer, jazz, blues, and bluegrass into a distinctive musical voice. [37:48]

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Andy Statman

Photo by Chris Giese

Klezmer Clarinetist, Mandolin-player, Composer, 2012 National Heritage Fellow

In the first of two-part interview, musical wonder Andy Statman talks about his early musical career, including the importance of bluegrass for a boy born in Brooklyn. [31:04]

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Liz Carroll

Photo by Robert Hakalski

Irish Fiddler and National Heritage Fellow

Liz Carroll talks about and demonstrates the multiplicity of Irish music. [38:15]

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Simon Shaheen

Photo by Alan Govenar

1994 NEA National Heritage Fellow

Violinist and oud player Simon Shaheen discusses his merging of Arab and western musical traditions. [27:23]

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Led Kaapana

Photo by Marsha Forsythe

2011 National Heritage Fellow

Slack key guitar master Led Kaapana talks about making music the Hawaiian way. [27:19]

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Roy and PJ Hirabayashi

Photo by Mel Higashi

2011 National Heritage Fellows

Co-founders of San Jose Taiko, Roy and PJ Hirabayashi talk about the importance of this traditional art in the Asian American community. [28:34]

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