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Nariman Asanov performs the Crimean Tatar melody "Balaklava” with accompaniment by Patrick Farrell on accordion and Lenur Mamutov on percussion at the Ukrainian Museum in Manhattan, May 10, 2017.

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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.

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Demonstration of Kwe-Kwe pre-wedding ritual by Winston "Jeggae" Hoppie at Brooklyn Arts Council's The Sweetest Song Festival 2014. 

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Brooklyn-Dominican singer Irka Mateo performs two folkloric Dominican songs that come from the popular religion celebrations.
 

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Two concert performances by master kora player Keba Bobo Cissoko from June 1997 and May 1998.

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The Non-Gujarati Jains is fieldwork project by videographer and Conceptual artist, Smrita Jain. Project for Citizen Folklife Program, Brooklyn Arts Council.

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Aarti also spelled arti, arati, arathi, aarthi (In Devanagari: आरती ārtī) is a Hindu religious ritual of worship, a part of puja, in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when lamps are being offered.

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This notion that “all Jains are Gujaratis” is overshadowing the true representation of who Jains are and the religion Jainism. As part of Brooklyn Arts Council's Citizen Folklife initiative, Smrita Jain does fieldwork in order clear up this misconception. 

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Cheryl "The Gourd Lady" Thomas discusses her dedication to the tradition of gourd making and playing. 

 

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Tamara Chernyakhovsky shares a traditional Ukrainian wedding cry sung by a bride before her marriage in which she protests her move from home.

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At home in Brooklyn, thousands of miles from the Hunza Valley of northern Pakistan, Amina Bibi passes on the Wakhi language to her 1-year-old son Alhan - through lullabies. In Wakhi with Wakhi and English subtitles by Husniya Khujamyorova. Part of the Lullabies of New York Project, supported by the Brooklyn Arts Council.

In the second video, Jamila Bibi, a Wakhi speaker from the Gojal Valley in the Hunza District of northern Pakistan, tells the story of her family and her language. In Wakhi with Wakhi and English subtitles by Husniya Khujamyorova.

 

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