Collection and Presentation of Folk and Traditional music

Different methodologies

Miklós Both by Ivan Honchar Museum
Maari Kallberg
Simon Broughton by Kate Howells
  • event type:WOMEX 18 Conference Session
  • date:27 Oct 2018
  • time:11:45 - 12:30
  • city/area:Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • venue:Network Room 2, INFECAR
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Chaired by Miklós Both (Hungary), founder, project leader, Polyphony Project;
with Maari Kolberg (Finland), musician, freelance;
Simon Broughton (UK), editor in chief, Songlines

In this session, we will talk about methodologies and best practices to discover, record and archive authentic folk music. The second half of the session will focus on the promotion and contemporary presentation of music heritage keeping alive the traditions and use it as an inspiration for art projects or how to integrate it into the educational system. Through the work of Miklós Both in Ukraine and Maari Kalberg in Finland and Russia, we are going to explore different approaches to collecting and presenting authentic folk music which is in the stage of disappearing all over the world.

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