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Get ready for Camp Fareta 2014, July 6-12!

Here's some information on our philosophy and what we're about.
We believe that dance is a creative, healing, expressive art meant for all to participate in and enjoy, and a community that dances together is a healthier, happier, and more harmonious community. We organize dance workshops and other events, provide deejay services, and create atmospheres that encourage people of all ages and backgrounds and from all walks of life to move and be moved on many levels.
We have two main areas of focus:
- Freestyle dance events that incorporate a wide range of music and allow people to move and dance and express themselves in a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere. We have worked with Dance New England ( and the Northern California Dance Collective (, helping to organize their dance camps, as well as weekly freestyle dances such as Barefoot Boogie ( and Dance Jam (
- West African cultural events We work primarily with Youssouf Koumbassa, a master dancer, choreographer, and teacher from Guinea, West Africa, organizing his tours of the west coast and southwest as well as Camp Fareta, a weeklong residential immersion in West African dance and drum.
"If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing."–a saying from Zimbabwe
Camp Fareta takes place at Camp Hye Sierra (The Armenian Church Camp), 45000 East Kings Canyon Road, Dunlap, CA 93621. Camp is a 4-5 hour drive from both the Bay Area and Los Angeles, about an hour east of Fresno at 4,000' elevation in the southern Sierras.
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If you'd like to get on the email list for camp announcements or if you have any questions, send a message to or email Christina Tuccillo at

Glen Delpit at Wolk Garden
Sunday September 7 Showtime is 6:30 Potluck at 5:30. $10 ADV/FFS $15 gate Advance tickets at National Hardware, Patrick's Music and Wolk Garden 6661 N Forkner Fresno CA All Ages Kids under 12 free 559-307-3610

Youth Fiddle Contest
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Continuing a tradition that has been in the United States since the early 1700's, a fiddle contest is being planned for Art Hop at Frank's Place in August. If you know any fiddlers 17 years of age or younger, please alert them to this event. There will also be a youth picking contest. For more details, go to the Events section of

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FFS Venues
The Wolk Folk Garden 6661 N Forkner Fresno, CA
Frank's Place at the Warnor's Theatre 1432 Fulton Street Fresno 559-264-2848
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno 2672 E Alluvial Ave Clovis
Arte Americas 1630 Van Ness Fresno
The Severance Building 1401 N. Wishon Ave. Fresno, CA 93728

Fresno Folklore Records.
All of our performances are being recorded and are available to our members. We have Audio recording and CD/DVD production capabilities available to our members and associates. We can assist with copyright and performance rights registration and filings. We provide on line distribution through CDBaby, ITunes and Amazon. We can provide short run duplication and CD/DVD printing.
Who We Are The Fresno Folklore Society (FFS) is a non-profit corporation founded for the purpose of preserving folk arts, especially traditional music, in California's San Joaquin Valley.

What We Do We sing, we dance, we play music, and some tell stories. Above all we have fun and provide venues for the community to hear and enjoy "alternative" music. The goal of FFS is to promote music and dance of many cultures.
Membership is open to the community: $20 per year, individual; $30 family. Benefits: a monthly newsletter, a calendar of upcoming events and a discount for most concerts. We do encourage families. The Folklore society is a family affair. Children are welcome to all events--well, almost all.
Membership Info: Patty Bennett (559) 225-9511 Or Sign up online at
Snail Mail send check and with name, address, phone(s), email and folklore related interests to:
2011 Fresno Folklore Society, a 501(c)3 Non profit Community Organization

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Archive of American Folk Song Wikipedia Folk MusicWikipedia Sound/listFolk Ally RadioLibrary of Congress Folk ArchiveLibrary of Congress | American Memory collectionMetamath Music Page, Mathematical proofs set to music.Musopen Community driven music repository of public domain music.Project Gutenberg recorded musicIrish Traditional Music ArchiveTraditional Ballad Index,
An Annotated Bibliography of the Folk Songs of the English-Speaking World
Folk Song Web Sites for TeachersNPR's America's Folk Music AnthologyFolk Music ArchivesSmithsonian FolkwaysAmerican Folklife Center
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