The Golden Star Arabic Band performing at a wedding reception






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  • One audio cassette. Performance by an Arabic band performing at a wedding reception at the Ramallah-American Club. Songs are in Arabic. Group members: Fahed Iwais (lead singer); Samier Kandah (oud/lute); Sandy Bateh (tabli/drum); Maged ount (tambourine); and George Bateh (violin). Images of the band can be found in S 1577, v. 36, S86-1786 - S86-1885; of Iwais in v. 36, slides S86-1789 - S86-1804. 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, and 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.

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