The Helen Creighton Folklore Society is named in honour of folklorist Helen Creighton (1899-1989), who collected and published traditional music and lore of Maritime Canada.

New release of archival recordings!


Sankofa Songs, A Legacy of Roots and Rhythm: African Nova Scotian Songs From The Collection Of Dr. Helen Creighton
Sankofa: a West African word from the Akan people meaning "to go back and take what was taken." The term made its way to North America and scholars coined its meaning as "remembering our past, to protect our future legacy!"
Available for download at Bandcamp ($10 for entire album plus pdf notes, or individual tracks for $1)
or in CD form from the HCFS ($20 postage included). Use the contact form or find us at What the Folk.

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