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.
 
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...
The two-stringed lutes

The two-stringed lutes

by Fr. Joemar Sibug, OP (from his Slice of Life column) photo courtesy ASEAN I ARRIVED in Davao City for my new assignment last September 5, 2011. One of the things we needed for our mission house in Bajada was a bell. Our religious community uses the bell for our wake up call in the...
When Gram Parsons Sang Folk

When Gram Parsons Sang Folk

My mom’s music was what I grew up listening to. Records of the more popular folk and country “with a dose of rock” artists like Loggins and Messina, Dan Fogelberg, Jim Croce, and John Denver were played in family get-togethers. And by high school, the term “country rock” for me was synonymous to the Eagles....
Handmade Cards by Scholars

Handmade Cards by Scholars

At the fifth floor of San Pedro Hospital’s Medical Arts Building in Davao City, one quaint little office has been especially set aside for the use of the Dominican Sisters of the Trinity’s Center for Justice & Peace Community Extension Services. This Center is a project of the Dominican Sisters of Davao to help the...
Free Music Downloads

Free Music Downloads

Once in a while, music artists offer free songs to download. And whether or not it’s all part of their strategies to sell more later, we can’t deny that we like these little surprises. There would have been more of those listed here, but some of the old free downloads I love had expired. So...
From Joni to Lisa, folk fashion and music

From Joni to Lisa, folk fashion and music

Lisa Hannigan is the millennium’s new Joni Mitchell. Well, that’s how I’d like to put it because these female artists are both my favorites. I will be telling about them in more details, maybe later. But, for now, let me introduce to you dear readers, especially fellow folkniks, these two folk artists–one a Canadian, and...
Kadayawan 2012 Photos

Kadayawan 2012 Photos

Kadayawan is a month-long annual festival in Davao City. This event serves as a thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest as well as a way to honor Davao’s cultural heritage. The photos in this gallery are from the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan (Street Dancing) and a tribe from Bukidnon performing a traditional song. For more information, please...
3 Reasons to Watch Inside Llewyn Davis

3 Reasons to Watch Inside Llewyn Davis

There’s a folk movie coming and it’s from highly awarded siblings. Here’s three reasons to watch Inside Llewyn Davis: It’s the Coen brothers and they’re tackling folk music. The movie, which is about a singer-songwriter navigating New York’s folk music scene in the 60s, is currently set to be released early next year. Although highly...
Introduction

Introduction

Listen to the most suitable song for a first post in a folk blog while we make a quick introduction. We are a group of folkniks who also share a love for literature, films, art in general, movement, DIYs, cooking, and ethnic culture. For a while now we have been divulging each other’s finds. A...