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Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra @Noon — Sept. 28

Join the acclaimed and wonderfully adventurous Victoria-based folk/roots band The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra for an hour of candid conversation and acoustic music-making... [Read More]

Slimkuzzy presents: A Climate Change and Peace Message to the World

Join us next week for a folkwaysAlive! and CCE co-production—a special talk and performance by Slimkuzzy, a conscious rap artist from Ghana who brings a message to listeners about world peace and international cooperation... [Read More]

Welcome

folkwaysAlive! is a local hub for exploring and celebrating the world of sound. We honour the legacy of Folkways Records and its commitment to conserving "anything that is sound" through research, musical performance and community activities.

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 legacy of the Moses and Frances Asch Collection of Folkways Records. Learn more.