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“To wander the poster-festooned hallways was to be greeted by traditional folk in all its iterations, experience its transporting powers, and be welcomed into its world. Given that it is capable of achieving all that, is it fair to ask whether folk music still matters?”—Wall Street Journal


Marisa Kolka
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About the Conference

The Folk Alliance International Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International, is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Global Roots, Indigenous, Old Time, Traditional, Singer-Songwriter, and Spoken Word).

2020 Press Photos

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Rhiannon Giddens: 2020 Keynote, photo by David McClister

Mavis Staples: 2020 Keynote, photo by Myriam Santos

Ani DiFranco: 2020 Interviewee, photo by Danny Clinch

2020 Artist in Residence Participants, left to right: Mireille F Bakhos, Rebecca Folsom, Roqaya Alfaris; photo by Roqaya Alfaris

Photos From Past Conferences

Official Spotify Playlist