Canto y Cantata: An evening of Chilean Song & History

This February, Edmonton's Colectivo 97 will present two of the most important compositions in Latin American music history: Canto Para Una Semilla and Cantata Santa Maria De Iquique... [Read More]

Winter Roots Roundup: Feb. 1 - 4, 2017

Since 2009, the Winter Roots Roundup has celebrated the best in folk, roots, and blues music in an Edmonton-based festival format produced in conjunction with the Sound Studies Initiative and the Moses and Frances Asch Collection of Folkways Records... [Read More]


The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta is proud to announce a new Sound Studies Initiative! The office formerly known as folkwaysAlive! announces a name change to Sound Studies Initiative. Same great team. Same exciting programs. Brand new name!

This new initiative will continue a firm commitment to the stewardship of the treasured Moses and Frances Asch Collection of Folkways Records and existing programming, adding exciting new projects and activities broadly based in sound studies. The Sound Studies Initiative will also continue to explore collaborative projects with the Smithsonian Institute for Folklife and Cultural Heritage as we build new partnerships closer to home, across the nation and around the world.