"Survive, Remember, Thrive: Armenian Traditions in Western New York" is a documentary video series produced by the Folk Arts Program at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University that celebrates local expressions of Armenian culture and heritage through a short film and shortform videos. In the series' lead short film, "Survive, Remember, Thrive", learn about the history of the Armenian community in Niagara Falls through the lived experiences of Ani Avdoian, Dawn Sakalian, and Kathy Peller: how their families were affected by the Armenian Genocide, their families' resettlement in Niagara Falls, and the types of traditions they maintain and pass on within their family and throughout the local community.
Eva Walker performs 醉漁唱晚 (Zui Yu Chang Wan), or Evening Song of the Drunken Fisherman, on the gǔqín.
Eva Walker, a native of Suzhou, performs 山居吟 (Shan Ju Yin), in English: "Chant (Ode) to Living in the Mountain".
Amidst COVID-19, many arts practices, including performances, workshops, lessons, and discussions, have moved online. This is a resource for artists and consultants who wish to livestream practices. It also calls to attention the process of tradition and traditional arts as practices move from in-person to digital spaces.
Richard Koski, Michael Ludgate and Katrina Mackey perform "Sisu Polka" as part of a 2018 NYSCA Folk Arts Apprenticeship grant.
Richard Koski, Michael Ludgate and Katrina Mackey perform "Laurin Sottiisi" ("Lauri's Schottische") as part of a 2018 NYSCA Folk Arts Apprenticeship grant.
Richard Koski, Michael Ludgate and Katrina Mackey perform "Kallen Valssi" (Carl's Waltz) as part of a 2018 NYSCA Folk Arts Apprenticeship grant.
Folklorist Maria Kennedy interviews Marty Morris and Diane Richards about their Cider Pressing in the Finger Lakes National Forest