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Maryland Traditions

Photo by Edwin Remsberg Photographs

The folk arts weave a culture together, but can get lost in a fast moving digital world. The Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Award helps preserve them. Ahead of Saturday’s Folklife Festival, we speak with two Apprenticeship Award winners: Jazz bass clarinetist Todd Marcus and waterman Captain Ted Daniels. We also talk to the director of Folk and Traditional Arts at the Maryland State Arts Council, Chad Buterbaugh, about why it’s important to conserve a craft.

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World-class fly fisherman Lefty Kreh goes fishing with producer Aaron Henkin and folklorist Cliff Murphy

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Gospel blues legend Wendell Holmes and his apprentice, Brooks Long, share stories and songs on this special co-production of The Signal and Maryland Traditions.  More than 40 years separate these two musicians, but the generation gap disappears when they plug in their electric guitars.  Wendell Holmes has made his mark in music history with the long-running group, The Holmes Brothers.

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A visit with Cambodian music master Chum Ngek.

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The Signal: 1.24.14

Jan 23, 2014
Edwin Remsberg c/o The Maryland State Arts Council)

A visit with Cambodian music master Chum Ngek.