The world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community. January 22-26, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sign up at folk.org/register.
Conference footage captured at FAI 2018 and edited by Shadow Scape Studios, the featured song, Cha Wa is by 2019 GRAMMY nominated artists, Cha Wa.
2019 Conference Theme: “The Spirit of Creativity”
Returning to Canada in 2019, the Folk Alliance International (FAI) conference theme will explore the artistic process from inspiration to vocation. Join us for a collective conversation about innovation, collaboration, and spirituality in art.
The 2020 conference theme is “The Story of People and Place” and will explore ideas of diversity, inclusion, immigration, intersection, and influence. As a historical center of trade, New Orleans has long been a setting for people to overcome language and cultural barriers by connecting through music and cuisine. With the theme as a guide, the conference will highlight collaboration and how place impacts shared identities, art, and forms of expression. Ultimately each person has a story (especially as folk artists) of who they are, where they are from, and how the places they live in shape them.
Over 2,800 registrants from 35 countries
FOLK GENRES: Appalachian, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun, Celtic, Global Roots, Indie-Folk, Indigenous, Latin, Old Time, Traditional, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, Zydeco, and every imaginable fusion.