New York City
Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens (Queens), Kings (Brooklyn), Richmond (Staten Island)
BPL Ambassador, Saratu Mshelia’s tutorial is to teach how to hand sew a Buba Blouse, a traditional Yoruba blouse of Southwestern Nigeria, as she tells us about her journey starting a fashion business based on Nigerian textiles.
Documentary interview with Chi-Chung Kim, a folklorist who specializes in Korean percussive music, by Vong Pak at Mr. Kim's home in Queens. Chi-Chung Kim speaks about his 70 years playing Korean traditional pungmul percussive music and what Korean music means to him."
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.
Stay Home - Quédate en Casa was submitted by Fernando L García Rodas for the NYC Beatz Coronavirus Song Contest
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.
Tafsut Imazighen, meaning "Berber Spring" is a dance group of young women who perform traditional Kabyle dance with touches of contemporary choreography. They are performing here for annual Yennayer celebration held at Murmrr Theater in Prospect heights, Brooklyn. Yennayer is the indigenous new year for North Africans.
Marvarid Uzbek Dance group performs Traditional Uzbek Khorezm style dance performed at Brighton Beach Library