Listen & Learn

Listen and Learn with Northwest Folklife

Northwest Folklife supports community building through sharing and celebrating the cultural arts and traditions 365 days a year. Here, we invite you to experience some of the many communities and traditions that thrive throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn something new or relive one of your favorite festival performances below!


Archived Streaming Audio

Listen and share some of your favorite performances from the past 7 Northwest Folklife Festival recordings here.

Roots and Branches Series

These cds offer stellar live performances mined from four decades of extraordinary programs. The collections feature some of the dynamic musical traditions that make the Northwest Folklife Festival the premier community arts festival in the nation. Purchase or stream all five cds here.

Northwest Stories

During its forty-six years, Northwest Folklife has been involved with an extraordinary group of communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Northwest Stories combines images and sounds that tell a community’s story in its own words. View all Northwest Stories here

Meet your Neighbors

The Pacific Northwest is home to an array of cultures and traditions. Explore the communities and folks that call the Northwest home through a series of 6 videos here

Your NW Folklife videos

Check out clips from past Northwest Folklife Festival performances and other Northwest Folklife videos here