On Thursday evening March 28th, join the Kentucky Folklife Program when they present Latin Grammy-winning Cuban musician Renesito Avich in WKU's Fine Arts Center Recital Hall 189 at 7 pm. Renesito specializes in the Tres Cubano, or Tres, the quintessential Cuban instrument that gives traditional Cuban music its iconic sound. This event is free to … Continue reading KFP to bring Cuban Artist Renesito Avich to WKU campus as part of International Year of Cuba
Folklorists, Community Scholars, folk artists, tradition bearers and other folklife enthusiasts are invited to the Kentucky Folklife Network Gathering at the 2019 Kentucky Crafted Market at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena. Participants from all over Kentucky will come together in Lexington to develop plans for a Kentucky Folklife Network & Digital Magazine, coordinated by … Continue reading The Kentucky Folklife Network Gathering at the 2019 Kentucky Crafted: The Market
Happy Holidays from the Kentucky Folklife Program! A reminder that Western Kentucky University's campus will be closed from Monday, December 17, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The Kentucky Folklife Program will also be closed at this time. Have a wonderful holiday season and we'll see you in the new year! Happy New Year!
Giving Tuesday — the annual day when we set aside shopping to remember and support our most cherished causes — is November 27th. Many causes are worthy of support on Giving Tuesday. We’re grateful that you are among the thoughtful group of people who appreciate the powerful and positive impact of the Kentucky Folklfie Program … Continue reading Celebrate Kentucky Folklife on Giving Tuesday
On November 9th, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) presented the Kentucky Folklife Program, part of the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University (WKU), and the Kentucky Museum with a Kentucky History Award in the category of Community Impact for the exhibit, “A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green.” On display at … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program receives Kentucky History Award for Community Impact
The Kentucky Folklife Program is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Homer Ledford Award through December 5th, 2018. Since 2007, the Kentucky Folklife Program’s Homer Ledford Award has been awarded to Kentucky luthiers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship, a mastery of instrument creation (which includes an ease of playability and set-up for superior sound quality), … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program Accepting Nominations for 2019 Homer Ledford Award
Join us on October 6, 2018 for the Hammer-In at the Kentucky Museum, a free community event celebrating the metal workers’ trade. The event includes demonstrations, classes, exhibits, a narrative stage, and other activities for all ages. For detailed information about the schedule and demonstrators, check out the the Kentucky Museum’s website. You can also … Continue reading Join us for the 2018 Hammer-In
The WKU Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology's latest newsletter is available for download. Featuring updates on all the new and exciting things happening in our home department, the newsletter features an article on Kentucky Folklife Program's programming, as well as profiles on last year's outstanding students, including our own Nicole Musgrave! Click on the … Continue reading Check out the latest Folk Studies and Anthropology Newsletter
On Saturday, September 15th, graduate students, faculty, and staff in the WKU Folk Studies Program and Kentucky Folklife Program partnered to produce the Chattin’ on the Porch stage at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival in Horse Cave, Kentucky. A yearly tradition, this event serves as a key opportunity for Folk Studies students to gain fieldwork … Continue reading Folk Studies and Kentucky Folklife Program Present at Horse Cave Heritage Festival
We're excited to announce our 2018 line-up for "Chattin' on the Porch" at Horse Cave Heritage Festival! Join the Kentucky Folklife Program and WKU Folk Studies at Horse Cave Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 15, 2018 for our annual Chattin' on the Porch Narrative Stage. The stage is located in front of the Historic Thomas … Continue reading Join us for the Horse Cave Heritage Festival!