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Keeping culture alive through preserving folkloric memory

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Derek Piotr

Culture is a living thing.  It evolves and changes as we evolve and change.  

But sometimes we want to hold onto culture of the past because it’s rich with meaning and memory for us.  

Today we’re taking a deep dive into culture.  We speak with an educator and a folk musician/archivist to find out why they’re preserving pieces of culture they love.


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