The 8th Annual South Bronx Folk Festival
The 8th edition of the annual South Bronx Folk festival (SBFF) will be the week of November 13 – 18, 2017. A week of multiple cultural events highlight local folk/traditional artists and ensembles and culminating with a performance finale at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture. The goal of the festival is to highlight the cultural diversity of the South Bronx while displaying shared folklore and tradition in performance. All activities will take place at cultural and educational venues in New York’s 16th congressional district, where over 80% are considered a minority and most residents face the following issues: – Limited or no access to performing arts programs; – Folk and traditional arts are underrepresented in the area; and – Limited or no resources to link and build collaborations between folk/traditional artists and the surrounding community.