FUNK & FOLK PODCAST
Connecting cultures through dance
Funk & Folk is a multi-cultural dance platform sharing the richness of distinct dance cultures and traditions from around the world. Funk & Folk has featured workshops and talks from leading world artists in Hip Hop, House dance, West African, Afro-Haitian, Afro Cuban, Indian Kathak, Palestinian Dabke, Irish step dance, Munnix (Irish), Sean Nós, flamenco, tap and funk.
In this podcast series, hosted by Catherine Young, she dives a little deeper into each tradition talking to award winning artists from around the world opening windows into each dance’s styles, cultures, and politics. As we journey through the different styles in each podcast, we begin to see connections and how powerful a medium dance is, to bring us together, heal and ultimately transform society.
This inaugural series features world class, award winning artists in their fields:
Sonia Sabri (UK – Indian Kathak)
Jean Appollon (Boston/Haiti – Afro-Haitian dance)
Kieran Jordan (Boston – Sean nós/old style Irish)
Sekou Heru (New York – House dance)
Noora Baker (Palestine – Dabke dance)
You can listen to the podcast series below at:
Soundcloud and Spotify
Siamsa Tire, Kerry County Council & The Arts Council.