In the Field

Travel around Philadelphia with PFP to learn about how folk arts are at work strengthening our communities.

Current Initiatives

By Sam Calhoun, Intern

The Philadelphia Folklore Project recently commenced work with the Indonesian community, concentrated in South Philadelphia, around the practice of traditional music and dance through the Gamelan Angklung Workshop. On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, the Gamelan Angklung Project was off to a great start! 

 

Past Initiatives

Tibetans have been living in Philadelphia since the 1980s, but their families, and thousands before them, had been uprooted decades earlier as a result of the Chinese military’s occupation of Tibet that had started way back in 1949, and China’s subsequent repression of Tibetan cultural and political life. Today, Tibetans in our area number around 150.