Music for a Better World: World Music for Sustainable Development

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music"
—Aldous Huxley
The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology (CCE) and the Department of Music are proud to present Music for a Better World, a concert to benefit the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers’ Syrian Emergency Relief Fund... [Read More]

Ellestad Duo @Noon Series - January 5th, 2016

The Ellestad Wiik Duo is an unusual, innovative, Hardanger fiddle and guitar duo from Norway. We are delighted to welcome them to present a talk and performance on the role of the hardanger fiddle in traditional Norwegian fiddle music, and to hear the duo's innovative repertoire that includes the intersection of Norwegian and American musical traditions... [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.