1. The goals of Folk Feet were to identify the range of traditional dance practices represented in Brooklyn by individuals, companies, and community and social dance groups; to document these artists and their practices; and to present them to a wider public by way of concerts, showcases and workshops. Since its inception, the Folk Feet project identified more than 180 dancers or groups in the borough. We documented many of them and presented them in our annual showcase at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts and at other events such as Folk Feet at Ft. Greene Park. Dancers also had the opportunity to teach in Circle 'Round Brooklyn, a series of workshops in public spaces around the city that focuses on social dances such as the circular Greek syrtos or African American ring shout. Among the many traditional dance forms documented and presented by Folk Feet were ceremonial dance from Senegal and Mali; Bangladeshi Hindu baowl; Norwegian partner dances; traditional Native American powwow dances; Haitian kombit; Indian Odissi; Dominican Pri-Pri and bachata; American square dance; Mexican norteo; Ukrainian Cossack; Panamanian tamborito; Yemenite bara'a; Nepalese Sherpa sherbru; Brazilian capoeira and candomble; Korean poongmul; Irish step; dance djouanigbe from Ivory Coast; Bangladeshi baowl; Swedish folkdance; Puerto Rican bomba; Polish polka and krakowiak; urban cross-cultural forms such as breaking, zouking, uprocking, salsa, and hustle; and many, many more. Folk Feet public programming, fieldwork and documentation was shaped by annual themes such as Teaching Traditional Dance; Immigration and Diaspora; and Circle, Line and Square: The Shapes of Social dance. The project's theme in its final year, Folk Feet on Fifth, centered on place: the neighborhoods of Sunset Park and Bay Ridge.

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  2. Music of Pakistan in Brooklyn with Eric Ki Beithak

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  3. The Sweetest Song Festival 2014: April 30 at the Brooklyn College Library's Woody Tanger Auditorium.

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  4. This video is about VoicesPoetry

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