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Both folkwaysAlive! and the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology organize concerts, workshops and other events. In addition, we engage in special projects and research with funding from various sources, including the University of Alberta.

Here are some projects we’ve done in the past:

  • * Seeing the World of Sound: The Cover Art of Folkways Records – exhibit in the FAB Gallery.
    • ImportantPeople(L to R) Dan Sheehy, Michael Frishkopf, Michael Corcoran, Regula Qureshi, Gary Kachanoski, Michael Asch in front of the Folkways Records Covers during the Cover Art Exhibit.
  • * The first CD collaboration between folkwaysAlive! at the University of Alberta and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings: Classic Canadian Songs from Smithsonian Folkways. Featuring Cree songs to square dances, the sounds collected here were handed down by the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as well as by immigrants from France, England, Scotland, Ireland, the United States, northern Europe, and Asia. Initially released on Folkways Records during the 1950s and 1960s, the thirty tracks on the CD include a Cree greeting song, a Nootka farewell, a Newfoundland fishing ditty, a Quebecois square dance, an Alberta homesteader’s ballad, an Irish fiddle reel, a jubilee for black Loyalists in Nova Scotia, a Yiddish children’s song, and moose and bear calls.
    CDs are available for purchase at folkwaysAlive!, 3-47 Arts Building, University of Alberta, music stores throughout the country, or on-line at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings [www.folkways.si.edu].
  • * Alberta at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.

Here are the projects we’re working on:

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