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World Fest - Louisville, Kentucky (Fa 644), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2013

World Fest - Louisville, Kentucky (Fa 644), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 644. World Fest is a celebration held annually in downtown Louisville that showcases unique cultures from around the world. The festivals documented in this collection were held in 2006 and 2007. The festival features music, food, crafts, and ceremonies celebrating the various cultures represented in the city.


Kentucky State University - Frankfort, Kentucky - Homecoming (Fa 639), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Kentucky State University - Frankfort, Kentucky - Homecoming (Fa 639), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 639. This collection features documentation of the October 2007 Kentucky State University (KSU) Homecoming festivities, as well as KSU's presentation at the Kentucky Folklife Festival.


"You-Me-Unity" Multicultural Folklife Festival - London, Kentucky (Fa 637), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

"You-Me-Unity" Multicultural Folklife Festival - London, Kentucky (Fa 637), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

This collection features publications and photo documentation of the 2006 “You-Me-Unity” festival held on 27-28 October 2006 in London, Kentucky. Booths and presentations were given by local traditional artisans as well as Kentucky historians at the Bennett Center.


Owen County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa620), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Owen County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa620), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 620. This collection features information and oral histories gathered from residents of Owen County, Kentucky.


Kachin Sound Instruments Within The Context Of The Kachin Baptist Convention Of Northern Burma: History, Classification, And Uses, Walter Brath Apr 2013

Kachin Sound Instruments Within The Context Of The Kachin Baptist Convention Of Northern Burma: History, Classification, And Uses, Walter Brath

Masters Theses

This organology identifies and describes the Kachin's sound instruments, classifies them according to the Hornbostel-Sachs' system, and considers evidence of an indigenous classification scheme. Very little research exists to date on the music of the Kachin peoples of Northern Burma. This paper cites the only known indigenous organology and is the first English language study to extrapolate evidence into an emergent classification system. This qualitative study is based on ethnographic interviews, the minimal literature available on the topic, and participant observation drawn from fieldwork conducted in the Kachin State of Northern Burma (modern day Myanmar) during the months of ...


Interview With Hazel Forsythe About Her Ethnic Background (Fa 601), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Interview With Hazel Forsythe About Her Ethnic Background (Fa 601), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview conducted by Elizabeth Mosby Adler with Hazel Forsythe for an oral history and cultural project titled EthniCity: Contemporary Ethnicity in the Inner Bluegrass. The interviewee discusses her multi-cultural background in Guyana and how it has affected her connection to music, food and the people around her.


Williams, Donna (Fa 595), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Williams, Donna (Fa 595), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 595. Paper titled “Turning Legend to Song,” written by Donna Williams for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. The paper analyzes the propensity of songwriters to rely upon tales and legends for inspiration in the composition of songs. Williams focuses on Boone County, Kentucky’s legend of Skull Bone Cave.