Winnipeg, MB – January 7th, 2021 – In an effort to support the public health orders of the province of Manitoba for the public to stay home and stay safe, Folklorama is pleased to present “Folklorama at Home: The Virtual Experience”.
“Folklorama is thrilled to have been approved by the Manitoba Government to participate in this program,” states Teresa Cotroneo, Executive Director, Folklorama. “This will not only be a time for Manitobans to get to know some of the ethno-cultural artists in the community more intimately, but it will also provide a source of revenue for them and local community vendors.”
Folklorama’s cultural arts division will launch a series of programs that deliver favourite aspects of the Folklorama festival into at-home experiences. Folklorama At Home: The Virtual Experience will launch Friday, January 15th at 7:00 p.m. on YouTube.
“Every week, Tour Guide Tanya, takes you on adventures around the world – including those in your very own backyard of Manitoba,” states Cotroneo. “From learning how to Pow Wow Drum to Métis beading, Q&A’s with the performers about the history of the art form, and workshops that have you testing your skills… it’s truly a great way to engage without leaving the comfort and safety of your home.”
In honour and celebration of Manitoba 150, Folklorama will develop 150 activity packages for some of the workshops that match the theme being featured. All packages would be curated, packaged and delivered by local vendors with all supplies required, at no charge to Manitoba families. Participants will do this while discovering the history of the tradition or craft and gaining an appreciation for the culture itself and those of each other, our fellow Manitobans.
Folklorama At Home: The Virtual Experience line-up for January includes:
Friday, January 15th, 7:00 p.m. – “A Voyageur Adventure!” with TiBert le Voyageur
Friday, January 22nd, 7:00 p.m. – “The Songs of the Pow Wow. Sounding the Drum.” with Walking Wolf Ray “Co-Co” Stevenson
Friday, January 29th, 7:00 p.m. – “For the Love of the Bead” with Julie Desrochers from Prairie Owl Beads
Sign up today to save your spot. Visit https://folklorama.ca/events/