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 all examples of the South Florida region’s folklife. To learn more about these traditions and more, continue down the page or use the links provided immediately below.
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.Learn More About Us
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…Learn More
The Miami Stories initiative collects stories about Miami’s past, present, and future. Through this oral history project, HistoryMiami Museum documents life in the Magic City through both written submissions and audio recordings, which are preserved in the museum’s archive, and shared online and through local media outlets.Learn More
To learn more about folklife, view our list of links to folklife resources in Florida and across the United States.Learn More