Living Traditions original program (left) to the 2015 poster (right).
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KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with Carol Edison and Craig Miller, who have been part of Salt Lake City’s annual Living Traditions folk festival since it began 30 years ago. Carol finds craftspeople to demonstrate their skills, while Craig seeks out music and dance troupes to perform. Add in the ethnic food vendors, Carole says, and you create the opportunity for great community stories:
Living Traditions is held at Washington Square, 450 S. 200 E., Salt Lake City. It’s free and open to the public Friday, May 15, 5 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 16, noon – 10 p.m.; and Sunday, May 17, noon – 7 p.m. Look for the KRCL booth and tell us where you’re from and what cultural traditions you still observe. Then listen for a VoxPop featuring you and your neighbors next week on 90.9FM KRCL.
Living Traditions Festival celebrates the arts and traditions of the many ethnic communities throughout the valley. This episode of The Beehive focuses on the creative works of a young Native American potter, taking after her parents, and a 93 year old master of Japanese calligraphy.
The Living Traditions Festival is May 17-19