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Immigration & Migration
In Chinese culture, it is a widespread belief that mental illness results from ancestors’ punishment on the current generation.
Cultural Sustainability, Music
“Who the hell is Ralph Rinzler?” I asked. “The director of the Smithsonian’s Festival of American Folklife, you idiot!”
History, Sports & Games
Choi Hoon was the first Korean skier to ever win a medal in competition. He was also my grandfather.
한반도 스키의 현재와 과거가 강원도에 모였다.
Community, Immigration & Migration, Sports & Games
The story of “9-man” volleyball is a testament to Chinese American survival in a country that has not always been quick to welcome.
Education, Traditional Knowledge
In this video, you will meet spiritual leaders, students, faculty, and staff at a Navajo Technical University graduation ceremony in Crownpoint, New Mexico.
Artist Profile, Music
Gilberto Reyes is one of the most influential, modest, and under-recognized people in American regional and Mexican traditional music.
Cultural Transmission, Foodways
Whole Foods didn't invent chia seeds
Close your eyes for a moment and listen to the space you are in. From my chair, I can hear the rhythmic agitation of my washing machine’s spin cycle muffled only slightly by a closed door.
While musics have always emerged and disappeared through changing tastes or circumstances, some “small musics” are “being disappeared” by non-musical influences and powers.