South Florida Folklife Center

What do quinceañera celebrations, Trinidadian steelpan music and breakdancing have in common? What about cigar rolling, Brazilian samba and bluegrass jam sessions? Answer: these cultural traditions are examples of the region's folklife. A division of HistoryMiami, the South Florida Folklife Center is committed to documenting, presenting and supporting local traditional arts and culture.

  • About Us

    Founded in 1986, the South Florida Folklife Center is a division of  HistoryMiami. SFFC is dedicated to documenting, presenting and supporting  the region's traditional arts and culture.

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  • What is Folklife?

    Folklife includes various types of expressive traditions, including music, dance, storytelling, handmade objects, foodways and more. Follow the link below for more information.

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  • Folklife Gallery

    HistoryMiami opened the South Florida Folklife Gallery in June 2014. On display is a selection of communal, familial, occupational, and religious folk crafts and objects from a variety of cultural groups...

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  • Highlighted Projects

    Since its founding in 1986, the South Florida Folklife Center has conducted various field research projects. These projects have lead to the creation of educational products, including research reports...

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  • Folklife Links

    To learn more about folklife, view our list of links to folklife resources in Florida and across the United States.

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