Jeremy Witten, folkwaysAlive! ambassador, heads to NYC!

We are pleased to announce that folkwaysAlive employee Jeremy Witten is involved with two exciting projects this summer!

Jeremy has spent the past three years as a Social Media Assistant at folkwaysAlive and worked previously as a Research Assistant for folkwaysAlive's Gospel Music research project... [Read More]

Edmonton Blues Society 10th Anniversary feat. Mississippi Heat!

The Edmonton Blues Society (EBS) is 10 years old this year!! In celebration of their first decade of dedication to the Blues tradition, EBS is proud to present the phenomenal blues band, MISSISSIPPI HEAT!

Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Mississippi Heat has a long history of sell-out shows and has been performing, touring and recording for over 20 years... [Read More]


folkwaysAlive! is a creative and educational hub for musical, social and cultural advancement made possible by the University of Alberta's partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in Washington DC.

folkwaysAlive! is home to a collection of over 2,100 Folkways records donated to the university by company founder, Moses Asch. Our centre—located in the historic Arts building at the University of Alberta—provides a network for musicians, historians, researchers, academics and a diverse community of music lovers.

In addition to hosting on-site tours and curating multidisciplinary projects, folkwaysAlive! houses an online digital archive of Folkways recordings, provides research opportunities, and presents public performances that relate to and enhance the Folkways philosophy and traditions. Learn more.