Kentucky Folklife Program Receives NEA grant to Preserve and Share Kentucky Musical Legacies

  The Kentucky Folklife Program, housed in the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University, has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a traveling exhibit and associated programming centered on the musical heritage and culture of South central Kentucky.   Since 1989, the mission of the Kentucky … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Program Receives NEA grant to Preserve and Share Kentucky Musical Legacies

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The KFP Welcomes Joel Chapman as Folklife Specialist

The Kentucky Folklife Program is happy to welcome Joel Chapman, of Bowling Green, and a native of Indiana, as the new Folklife Specialist beginning August 23, 2019.   Chapman completed his MA in Folk Studies with a Public Folklore concentration at Western Kentucky University in May. While a student, he served as Graduate Assistant to … Continue reading The KFP Welcomes Joel Chapman as Folklife Specialist

Kentucky Folklife Network Gathering in Paducah

Folklorists, Community Scholars, oral historians, folk artists, tradition bearers and other folklife enthusiasts are invited to the Kentucky Folklife Network Gathering at the Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah, Kentucky on May 16th. Participants from all over western Kentucky will come together to develop plans for a Kentucky Folklife Network & Digital Magazine, coordinated by the Kentucky … Continue reading Kentucky Folklife Network Gathering in Paducah

KFP to bring Cuban Artist Renesito Avich to WKU campus as part of International Year of Cuba

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