"Slava Tebye Bozha (Glory to You Lord)" - a call-and response field song ending in a wedding ceremony. Valentina Kvasova adds to the description in an interview at Brooklyn Arts Council
"Kolechko (Ring)" - a lyrical tune about a ring symbolising the strained relations between two lovers is shared by Cossack singer Valentina Kvasova at the Brooklyn Roots Festival 2019.
Mirgulova Shirmo, a Rushani speaker originally from Vamar in the Rushan region of Tajikistan, sings a Rushani lullaby. In th second video, she discusses the lullaby and its wider context in her life. Part of the Lullabies of New York Project, supported by the Brooklyn Arts Council. In Rushani with Rushani and English subtitles by Husniya Khujamyorova.
Steve Bhola of the Steve Massive Rhythm Band performs and discusses the multidimensional rhythms that make up J'Ovuert Rhythm band's with Ray Allen, professor of music at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.
The song, Chedoe, performed by Salieu Suso, is like poetry and story that is created by the Jali but it is informed by the community. As a djeli or griot, I am equal part oral historian, poet, storyteller, and musician. My art is found in the music, the story being told, the syncopation between voice, and Kora, and the ability to keep the audience engaged and participate.
David' Zhu discusses Chun Lian, decorative door panels that are used to promote Chinese traditions through the folk art craft of Chun Lian, a special New Year's decoration using Chinese Calligraphy.