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Living Legacies Podcast
22 minutes | 17 hours ago
Episode 2: Melba Ayco
The second episode highlights Melba Ayco, founder and Artistic Director of Northwest Tap Connection. Melba Ayco is a Gullah-Geechee and Creole storyteller, tap dance historian, and choreographer. Born in a small town on the north shores of New Orleans, she describes her life as a three-part harmony: born into segregation, survived integration, and enlightenment through cultural diversity. Her life commitment is to define and share the African American experience through the performing arts.
15 minutes | a month ago
Episode 1: Vivian Williams
The first episode highlights Vivian Williams, fiddler and co-founder of Northwest Folklife. Vivian is recognized as a master of Celtic, old-time, and bluegrass-style fiddling. She is also one of the very first folklorists of regional music through her recording company, Voyager Records. Alongside her late husband, Phil Williams, Vivian co-founded the Northwest Folklife Festival in 1971. Throughout the episode, audiences can hear recordings of Vivian playing from the newly digitized reel-to-reel recordings from the late 1970s and 1980s.
3 minutes | 2 months ago
Introducing the Living Legacies Podcast
Introducing the Living Legacies Podcast by Northwest Folklife and Jack Straw Cultural Center
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