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Resources

Florida Resources

Drop on Down in Florida Cover Drop on Down in Florida

This book/CD set is an expanded reissue of the 1981 double-LP Drop on Down in Florida: Recent Field Recordings of Afro-American Traditional Music.

 
Florida Cattle Ranching Florida Cattle Ranching

An online exhibit celebrating the history and importance of cattle ranching to the Florida economy and culture.

Florida Folk Fest Florida Folk Festival

A three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique.

Florida Folklife Collection, State Archives of Florida Florida Folklife Collection, State Archives of Florida

Created by Florida folklorists, the Collection consists of materials that document the performances by, interviews with, and fieldwork surveys of folk musicians, artisans, storytellers and their traditions.

Florida Folklore Society Florida Folklore Society

The purpose of the Florida Folklore Society is to advance the appreciation, research and study of folklore in all its aspects.

Florida Music Tour Florida Music Tours

Florida Music Tours is an educational, travel and media initiative from the Florida Department of State that spotlights Florida’s important role in American musical history and promotes the state as a top destination for music enthusiasts.

Florida Music Train The Florida Music Train

An educational module that explores Florida’s musical traditions from Pensacola to Key West, and includes an audio CD of archival, field and studio recordings, five lesson plans, a poster and background information.

Folkvine Folkvine

An interactive and educational website featuring Florida folk artists.

South Florida Folklife Center at HistoryMiami South Florida Folklife Center at HistoryMiami

A division of HistoryMiami dedicated to documenting, presenting and supporting the region’s traditional arts and culture.

Voices of Florida Voices of Florida

Eight half-hour radio portraits of Florida cultural and folk communities.

Music from the Sunshine State Music from the Sunshine State

A radio series presenting Florida traditional music.

National Resources

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

Created in 1976 by the U.S. Congress, The American Folklife Center preserves and presents American folklife. They also manage the Florida Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture.

 
American Folklore Society The American Folklore Society

An association of people who study and communicate knowledge about folklore: scholars, teachers, arts and cultural professionals, and community members.

Local Learning Local Learning

Local Learning is a network of folklorists, educators, artists and other cultural specialists who advocate for the inclusion of folk and traditional arts and artists in the nation's education.

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts

An independent federal agency that funds, promotes and strengthens the creative capacity of communities by providing Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

The research and educational unit of the Smithsonian Institution that produces the Smithsonian Folklife FestivalSmithsonian Folkways Recordings, exhibitions, documentary films and educational materials.

South Arts South Arts

Offers activities designed to address the role of the arts in impacting regional issues, and to link the South with the nation and the world through the arts.

Folklife in Florida Statutes

Folklife Defined

Florida Folklife Programs

Florida Folklife Council