Albuquerque Folk Festival

Geographic Area Served

Albuquerque, International, National, New Mexico State-wide, xx Other - specify in notes
Project Description
The Albuquerque Folk Festival provides an opportunity for the public to experience, learn and participate in folk music, song, dance, and storytelling through educational workshops, demonstrations and performances. Through folk activities, we hope to enhance community expression and the continuance of cultural traditions. AFF is distinct and goes beyond the typical folk festival, which merely showcases performing bands. While AFF does offer performances, the festival aims to provide hands on education through individual participation. AFF challenges everybody who attends to learn how to pass on the stories that they may have heard from their grandparent or to step on to the dance floor kick up their heels or to pick up an instrument whether a hammer dulcimer or kazoo and try their hand at creating music. We offer a rare diversity of types of music, dance, storytelling and folk crafts together in one festival. We see the teaching of folk activities as a process of encouraging creative expression and fostering a sense of community. Participation in folk activities can reconnect individuals with their neighbors, and participation in folk activities across cultures may encourage cultural tolerance. We seek to create alternatives to the public trend of relying on passive entertainment: participation instead of observation and in the process we hope to enrich lives.
There are no eligibility requirements to participate.
Contact Information:
Location Mailing Address
Albuquerque Folk Festival
1824 Luthy Dr NE

 Albuquerque Folk Festival
PO Box 4837
Email Telephone

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