folk adj. of, originating among, or having to do with the common people, who transmit the general culture of the group through succeeding generations. -ery suffix forming nouns meaning "place for, art of, collection of," from M.E. -erie, from L. -arius.
On the Lao side, Naga fireballs remain...

On the Lao side, Naga fireballs remain…

People swarm into a small village in Vientiane to see the Naga fireballs themselves despite others’ belief that the phenomenon is but a legend. VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews / 24 Octet) – Somewhere around 7 p.m., visitors and the villagers of Pakngum in Vientiane see hundreds of golden lanterns rising slowly...
New Music Video: Róisín O - Hold On

New Music Video: Róisín O – Hold On

I feel the need to praise two works of art in this post. Last night I was sent a preview of Irish singer Róisín O’s music video for her upcoming song Hold On. With only a short text to introduce me to this new artist from Dublin, I didn’t have...
 
Guardians of Tradition (Giveaway)

Guardians of Tradition (Giveaway)

Guardians of Tradition (2012, Adarna House) By Mae Astrid Tobias, Rommel E. Joson (Illustrator), Renato S. Rastrollo (Photographer) Links: Goodreads // Publisher // Adarna Order Form // NCCA Book Info: Who are the indigenous and folk artists of the Philippines? Guardians of Tradition is full of facts about 11 of Philippine master weavers, folk musicians, performing...
Playlist: NEW Indie Folk

Playlist: NEW Indie Folk

Here are eleven amazing indie folk tracks as compiled by rbieze, all released in 2013. My favorite group Travis is included as well as this big dollop of joy, Les Enfants’ Celeste. The Tracklist: Celeste – Les Enfants The Breach – Dustin Tebbutt Lazerburn – Jesse Woods Shake – The Head and the Heart Young...
Mad twins, cabbages, roses, and fibers

Mad twins, cabbages, roses, and fibers

Thought I’d never do a fashion feature, but these three sites, a blog and two shops, just overloaded me with all natural fabric goodness that I have to share them. First up is a crazy fashion blog by Paris and London aka The Mad Twins. They recently did a hippy shoot which I loved. Below...
Geninne's Art

Geninne’s Art

I’ve been following Geninne Zlatkis’ art for about three years now and they never stop coming. She blogs here and sells prints on Etsy.
Folksongs & Ballads

Folksongs & Ballads

Folksongs & Ballads is an animated short film by Mathieu Vernerie, Pauline Defachelles, and Rémy Paul. Produced in 2011 at Supinfocom as a student project, it gives us 8 minutes of purely beautiful imagery and music, no dialogues. The film is about an old sailor trying to resist inactivity in an isolated port.
Hey! Ho!

Hey! Ho!

Let the Lumineers illuminate! My sister and I were watching MYX last night and, in contrast to what they say about MTV these days, it still shows music videos. We tuned in to their easy listening program and after three rather unremarkable songs from very popular singers/boy band, this video was played: As the guitar...
Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger

This song confused me seriously. At the time, my sister was looking for a Christmas carol to sing at their office’s Christmas celebration. We decided to look for a simple soft song to go with her simple soft voice. I started with the Christmas albums we had and made a list of the songs she...
Amangpintor

Amangpintor

Amangpintor, born Elito Villaflor Circa, is a Filipino folk painter and notably the “first blood and hair painter of his generation of Filipino folk artists.” Official website  
Kudyapi Master Samaon Sulaiman

Kudyapi Master Samaon Sulaiman

As a follow-up to the previous post about kudyapi (2-stringed lute), I give you the master himself, Manlilikha ng Bayan Samaon Sulaiman, a folk music artist from Maganoy, Maguindanao. He was awarded the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (National Living Treasure Award) in 1993. As envisioned under R.A. 7355, “Manlilikha ng Bayan” shall mean a...