Brooklyn Folk Arts & Artists Series

Brooklyn Folk Arts & Artists Series, a partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, spotlighted Brooklyn's immigrant communities historically underrepresented by cultural institutions. With an emphasis on art forms in need of preservation, it the series included performances by 20 folk and traditional artists throughout Spring 2018. 

Performances took place at libraries across Brooklyn, from Crown Heights to Fort Hamilton. Check back soon for an expanded list of events! 

Marbarid Uzbek Dance Group performed traditional dance and music at Sheepshead Bay Library

Suvdaa Khereid performed the Urtiin duu, a form of Mongolian folk long song at Brighton Beach Library

Pianist Frankie MacIntosh, steel pan player Garvin Blake, and the Steve Massive Rhythm Band led by Steve Bhola brought music of the Caribbean to Crown Heights Library

Palestinian musicians Zafer Tawil and Fouad Salloum brought arabic music on oud, violin, and qanoun Kunan to the Fort Hamilton Library