News & Events Archive

  • Five in 5: Dr. Brian Fauteux on the Legacy of Leonard Cohen

    Poet, songwriter, novelist, ladies man: Leonard Cohen was many things to many people. Since his warm embrace by Montreal’s...

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  • Canto y Cantata: An evening of Chilean Song & History

    In February, Edmonton’s Colectivo 97 will present two of the most important compositions in Latin American music history: Canto...

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  • 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...

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  • Five in 5: Dr. Mary Ingraham on Resounding Musical Cultures in Canada

    Dr. Mary Ingraham with the Moses and Frances Asch Collection of Folkways Records at the University of Alberta.

    Imagine Canada’s musical history: resonating across the provinces and territories, spanning traditions from traditional to popular, and channeled through...

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  • Daniel Gervais to Play at Fiddler’s Roost on Oct. 29th, 2016

    We’re delighted to help spread the word that the newly minted, 2-time Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion Daniel Gervais...

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  • Between Two Gramophones: Conversations with Cultural Advocate Philip Muz

    This inaugural event of a new folkwaysAlive! series in which we converse with local champions of grassroots culture features...

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  • Snapshot: Views of traditional music, market economy, funding and professionalization in Croatia

    folkwaysAlive!, the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology and the Wirth Institute at the University of Alberta are pleased to co-present...

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  • Edmonton’s Uptown Folk Club Celebrates 20 Years with All-day Concert Event

    A fixture in Edmonton’s folk scene since 1996, the Uptown Folk Club invites you to take part in it’s...

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  • Tarana (NYC): Exploring the intersection of Jazz Improvisation, World Music & Music-technology

    folkwaysAlive! is proud to co-present an interactive workshop with the innovative NYC-based electro-acoustic group Tarana on Friday, October 7th,...

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  • Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra @Noon — Sept. 28

    Join the acclaimed and wonderfully adventurous Victoria-based folk/roots band The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra for an hour of candid conversation...

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  • Slimkuzzy presents: A Climate Change and Peace Message to the World

    Join us next week for a folkwaysAlive! and CCE co-production—a special talk and performance by Slimkuzzy, a conscious rap...

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  • Following Folkways in New York City: 
An Exploration of Music and History through Musical Automata

    Please join us next Wednesday, September 14th for a special presentation by undergraduate Music student Jeremy Witten. Jeremy spent...

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  • folkwaysAlive! Announces 2016/17 Season of Programming

    Since 2003, folkwaysAlive! has honoured the spirit and philosophy of Folkways Records’ founder Moses Asch, who dedicated his life...

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  • This Weekend: folkwaysAlive! x Edmonton Folk Festival!

    Alright Edmontonians—it’s that time again: with the beginning of August comes our city’s beloved annual Edmonton Folk Music Festival!...

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  • 2016 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition announced

    The 2016 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship (CGMFC) will take place this August 26-28th in Morinville, AB. This is...

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  • Jeremy Witten, folkwaysAlive! ambassador, heads to NYC!

    We are pleased to announce that folkwaysAlive employee Jeremy Witten is involved with two exciting projects this summer! Jeremy...

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  • Edmonton Blues Society 10th Anniversary feat. Mississippi Heat!

    The Edmonton Blues Society (EBS) is 10 years old this year!! In celebration of their first decade of dedication...

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  • Final @Noon event of the term—FAB Gallery Art Show!

    Spring has sprung and with the change in seasons, things are winding down for the academic term here at...

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  • 2016 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship Fundraiser

    Attention fiddle folk! Join fiddle champion Daniel Gervais in a fundraising effort for the upcoming 2016 Canadian Grand Masters...

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  • NCounters Graduate Music Conference: March 4-5, 2016

    Please join us for this year’s edition of the NCounters Graduate Music Conference! The conference, organized annually by the...

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  • Winter Roots Roundup 7—This weekend!

    This Saturday, February 20th we are thrilled to be co-presenting the 7th annual Women of Folkways Concert with the...

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  • Music for a Better World: World Music for Sustainable Development

    “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music” —Aldous Huxley The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology...

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  • Ellestad Duo @Noon Series – January 5th, 2016

    The Ellestad Wiik Duo is an unusual, innovative, Hardanger fiddle and guitar duo from Norway. We are delighted to...

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  • Film Screening: Stan Rogers “One Warm Line”

    Join us this Wednesday December 2nd for our monthly music film screening! This month we are featuring One Warm...

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  • folkwaysAlive! Distinguished Visitor Philip Jamison, November 23rd to 27th, 2015

    We’re pleased to receive distinguished guest visitor Phil Jamison this November. Join us for events throughout the week, including...

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  • Exhibiting Sound: Edmonton Event Announced!

    Exhibiting Sound is a multifaceted public outreach program hosted by the University of Alberta (UA) in conjunction with Cape...

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  • Performance and talk by erhu master George Gao

    Hailed as one of the most exciting, innovative and respected erhu masters today, the Gemini Award nominated George Gao...

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  • The “Data” of Ethnomusicology Research: Recent Developments and Challenges

    A presentation by special guest Sean Luyk Wednesday, February 04, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in 3-47 Old Arts...

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