Join us June 1 - 4 to explore contemporary culture and heritage traditions in Tucson, Arizona! Culture and heritage lies within every nook and cranny of Tucson's ... [Continue Reading]
SFA's monthly Culture and Society Learning Exchange presents: A walking & eating tour in Nogales with Stephanie Bermudez Friday, June 9, ... [Continue Reading]
Every day, Paul Amiel lights a candle and some incense, bows in devotion, then plays a single note on a flute for 10 minutes, pausing only to inhale with the regular ... [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.
Peter “Doc” Rolland is a fiddle player specializing in traditional, cowboy, country, folk and bluegrass songs and a 2016 SFA Master-Apprentice Artist Awardee. An Arizona State Fiddle Champion and three-time National Certified Division Fiddling Champion, Rolland is a celebrated performer and educator. He has toured internationally and runs a fiddle camp every summer in Colorado. […]
Gertie Lopez’s hands are delicate and thin, but her strong, nimble fingers can easily coax sounds from the button accordion, an instrument she taught herself to play when she was just ten years old. Her father, a musician who played violin, saxophone, and guitar, bought an accordion at a bar — where he was playing […]