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The Next FAR-West Teaches Segment is April 15th with Laura Zucker “Make a Song Your Own” Master Class FAR-WEST will explore how to take any song and “make it your own.” One voice and one guitar and you want to play some Earth Wind and Fire?  Limited piano skills and you’d like to cover Scott Joplin?  Limited vocal range and want to cover some Janis Joplin? Playing a cover of someone else’s song can be frustrating if you try to do it note for note like the original. Bring your ideas and your skill and we’ll find fun and easy […]

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Anti-Racism: Setting a New Tone in Folk Culture Monday, February 22 | 10 – 10:45 am CT Don’t miss this frank conversation between songsters Dom Flemons and Joe Seamons that will present a framework and set the tone for anti-racism work in our folk community. Add to Your Agenda Centering Indigenous Voices Tuesday, February 23 | 10 – 11:30 am CT Join this panel of artists and industry as we come together for a vibrant and heartfelt discussion on the need to center and amplify Indigenous voices in cultural spaces, the ways in which Indigenous culture-bearers are leading the movement […]

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FAI is hosting Folk Unlocked, a five-day virtual event for the entire international folk community to come together for panels, workshops, showcases, affinity and peer group meetings, exhibit spaces, networking, and mentorship. The Folk Alliance will host a space for community building and career development for everyone from the comfort and safety of their own home. We hope to push the boundaries of what our community can achieve with technology, and though this means not every aspect of our typical annual conference will be able to exist in this format, we’re excited for this opportunity to initiate a new way […]

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Folk Alliance International (FAI) has announced additional One-on-One Networking Meetings, which are 8-minute one-on-one sessions for registered Folk Unlocked delegates to network with concert presenters, festival directors, agents, managers, labels, distributors, publicists, publishers and other industry professionals. One-on-One Networking Meetings Schedule February 4, 2021 (sponsored by Tunecore) February 8, 2021 (sponsored by Kari Estrin Management and Consulting) February 12, 2021 (sponsored by Bandzoogle) February 16, 2021 February 18, 2021 Register for Folk Unlocked   Artist Planning in an Ever-Changing Time We’ve all experienced a year like no other — planning and re-planning — especially when it has come to touring. […]

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