There's a lot going on this month! From sharing stories to honour and celebrate Black History Month to the return of Folktales with Folklorama, our 2022 Folklorama Festival public survey, FREE virtual workshops every Friday evening, the latest Cultural Conversations episode, introducing our newest social media campaign "Folklorama's Word of the Day Wednesday", and so much more!
Planning for the 2022 in-person Festival
As fans of Folklorama, your feedback is important to us. The safety of the Pavilion visitors, volunteers, performers, and other stakeholders remains at the forefront of all our decisions. Your survey responses will be very valuable as we move forward in our planning process. Please take a moment to take a 2-minute survey. All responses will be entered to win a Folklorama Swag bag!

This survey closes on February 22, 2022.
Folklorama Tales
Getting to Know Titi Tijani, Advocate & Community Leader
Titi Tijani is a well-respected advocate, activist, and community leader. She has made an incredible impact not only within the realm of the Folklorama Festival, as Pavilion Coordinator of the Africa Pavilion, but year-round in the broader community as well, where she serves as the President of African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI). We wanted to learn a bit more about her and her history as a volunteer and prominent member of the African community in Manitoba. Here’s what she had to say... (Keep reading)
Dancing Into The Pacific with Island Breeze Manitoba
Nothing transports you to the tropics of the Pacific quite like dazzling colourful cultural attire smattered with florals, sophisticated choreography, the soothing strum of a guitar, and the steady pulse of the drum. The good news is you don’t have to travel to experience the beautiful, diverse cultures that make up the Pacific. Island Breeze Manitoba is a local group that has been performing together since 2009, right here in the heart of Canada...(Keep reading)
Cultural Preservation with Bola Oriyomi and Ariya Afrika Cultural Dancers
Our society at large, especially our younger generation, needs to know the positivity in their own cultural background and of others. Folklorama creates the platform for cultural sharing with respect and love without traveling to different countries of the world”... (Keep reading)
An Artistic Answer
Practicing culture and the beauty it brings communities is an art to be cherished, and thanks to organizations like the Winnipeg Arts council, Folklorama is on a strong course. Did you know that Winnipeg is fortunate to be one of the few cities in the country that has a program to support individual artists at the municipal level?... (Keep reading)
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Spend Fridays In February with Folklorama!
Keep the whole family engaged and entertained with our FREE virtual workshops! These workshops allow you to learn and get creative while at home. Tune in every Friday at 7:00pm CST on our IGTV, Facebook, or YouTube channel!
The following workshops have kits available for purchase: The Colours of Latin America at Carnaval and For the Love of the Bead. Please place your kit order at least two (2) weeks before the workshop date to ensure you are able to secure the quantity you want (limited kits available) and they arrive in time.
Read Folktales with Folklorama!
February is “I Love to Read Month,” a month-long celebration to share in the joy of literacy! Reading folktales can provide a window into other cultures and help children appreciate diversity.

Cozy up with the whole family and tune in to our Facebook live readings of culturally diverse stories hosted by members of the Folklorama family all month long! Watch our Facebook page for the live reading schedule!
Watch Cultural Conversations: Episode 3
Press play to get to know Shyanne and Aaron!
NEW: Folklorama's Word of the Day Wednesday!
Follow along on our social media channels to learn a new word from a member of the Folklorama family every Wednesday!
Welcome to the team!
We are excited to announce that two new faces have joined the Folklorama Operations Team! Please help us in welcoming Dawson Cox, Coordinator, Community Relations & Partnerships, and Dhwani Patel, Office Administrator, to the family!
“Hello! My name is Dawson, and I am so excited and proud to be working for Folklorama, an organization that is uniquely significant for its role in bringing people together in such a meaningful way. It is going to be an extremely fun and rewarding experience getting to help celebrate the cultural mosaic that is our community here in Manitoba. I cannot wait to work alongside the truly awesome staff, members, and volunteers at Folklorama as we look to provide a joyous and enriching cultural experience for people, both at home and abroad, in 2022 and beyond!”
"Hi! My name is Dhwani. Folklorama is the platform that celebrates diversity and promotes and preserves cultural understanding among people. I am fortunate to work for the organization as I personally love being and working in a diverse environment And Folklorama is a platform for art and culture lovers."
Member News & Events
If members wish to submit news or upcoming events for inclusion in Llama Tales, please do so no later than the second week of the month before the event takes place. Event and details can be sent to our Coordinator, Marketing, Communications & Engagement, Christena Leachman at .
Black History Movie Night
Join Afro-Caribbean Association of Manitoba Inc. at 6:00 pm on February 19, 2022 for Black History Movie Night! Stay tuned to their Instagram page for more details.
2022 Rady JCC Ken Kronson Sports Dinner
Tickets and sponsorship packages are NOW AVAILABLE for the 2022 Rady JCC Ken Kronson Sports Dinner. There are PLENTY OF OPTIONS ranging from individual tickets to tables available.

Every dollar raised at the gala dinner will directly provide scholarships, camperships, and community service programs for those in the community who need them most regardless of financial situation, ability, age, or cultural background.
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