In the Field

Travel around Philadelphia with PFP to learn about how folk arts are at work strengthening our communities.

Current Initiatives

The Philadelphia Folklore Project recently commenced work with the Indonesian community, concentrated in South Philadelphia, around the practice of traditional music and dance through the Gamelan Angklung Workshop. On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, the Gamelan Angklung Project was off to a great start! 

 

The Liberian Women's Chorus for Change brings the power of Liberian traditional song to the forefront of efforts to make communities safe and strong. Composed of renowned singers and dancers from Liberia -- Fatu Gayflor, Marie Nyenabo, Zaye Tete, and Tokay Tomah -- the Chorus inspires awareness and dialogue about domestic violence and other concerns of Philadelphia-area Liberian immigrants.

Past Initiatives

Tibetans have been living in Philadelphia since the 1980s, but their families, and thousands before them, had been uprooted decades earlier as a result of the Chinese military’s occupation of Tibet that had started way back in 1949, and China’s subsequent repression of Tibetan cultural and political life. Today, Tibetans in our area number around 150.