|flg_folk||Folklife Genre: Folk||interactive resource||Fiddle tunes|
String band music
Banjo music (Bluegrass)
Folklife Genre: Folk
- Comprising the largest category of music in the collection, folk is a mixture of traditional and revival folk music. Florida is proud of its folk music heritage, as well as native troubadours like Gamble Rogers, Will McLean, and Frank and Ann Thomas.
|flg_gospel||Folklife Genre: Gospel||interactive resource||Gospel music|
Country gospel music
Folklife Genre: Gospel
- Sacred music is performed in a variety of social contexts ranging from informal, unaccompanied singing, spirited church meetings and gospel concerts by professional artists. Like its secular counterparts such as jazz, blues and other popular forms, this music often combines African and European influences to create unique and compelling musical expressions.
|a_s1576_23_c86-194||Interview with basket maker Margaret Garrison||Sound||Basket maker|
Pine needle crafts
Interview with basket maker Margaret Garrison
- One audio cassette. Garrison discusses growing up in South Carolina; moving to Jacksonville in 1964; learning basketry at three years old; the basket making process; use of materials: sweet grass, pine needles, palmetto; weaving; uses of baskets in home; selling baskets; types of baskets; basket making in Mt. Pleasant, SC; basket handles; and decline of the tradition. For images of Garrison, see S 1577, v. 37. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.