Support for master-apprentice learning relationships are the bread and butter of cultural transmission. At least 20 states have ongoing master-apprentice award ... [Continue Reading]
Join the Southwest Folklife Alliance in our inaugural 2017 "Culture & Society Learning Exchange" series. A conversation with Jeff Chang Friday March 10, ... [Continue Reading]
Ari Baban, owner of Za’atar’s Mediterranean Restaurant in Tucson, is Kurdish from Northern Iraq. He came to the United States fleeing Saddam Hussein in 1997 with his ... [Continue Reading]
We are excited to share notes from the field. As folklorists we are always exploring, observing, asking questions, synthesizing, and delighting in culture and heritage. We’ll be sharing our observations and discoveries on occasion in SFA Field Notes.
Ari Baban, owner of Za’atar’s Mediterranean Restaurant in Tucson, is Kurdish from Northern Iraq. He came to the United States fleeing Saddam Hussein in 1997 with his mother to join his sister, who later passed away. Ari and his mother opened a small restaurant, which helped him learn the business. Three years ago he opened […]
In the early 1960s a puppet theater in New York City began creating small productions to address local issues — everything from fair housing to rat infestations. At performances they served fresh, homemade bread to their audiences on the idea was that art should be as central as bread to human life. They called themselves […]