Series RG 62.01 - Folk Recovery Archive

Joni NehRita Kaïa Kater Amanda Lowe Warnakulasuriya Julian Taylor May Cheung AHI Ansley Simpson
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Folk Recovery Archive

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  • Multiple media

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RG 62.01

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  • 2022-01-01 - 2023-12-31 (Creation)

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17.3 gigabytes (GB) of textual, graphic and audiovisual material

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Kejo Kameke Buchanan is a Librarian at the Toronto Reference Library Arts Department that curates folk acoustic sound through Jali Journey on a community radio station, CJRU 1280AM. Also Executive Producer of an oral history project celebrating and archiving BIPOC Canadian folk storytellers available in various accessible formats.

As an Afro-Canadian knowledge sharer and creative of Jamaican heritage her credentials include over 6 years experience in non-profit database management, BA in Humanities, Library Tech diploma and MLIS degree. Travelling between areas of community, creativity, information and nature. Her consistent goal is to merge her information skills and artistry within collectives of community builders, seed planters and those honouring and benefiting from collective healing and change.

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The digital records were donated to the TMU Libraries Archives and Special Collections in April of 2023.

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The series consists of the files from the Folk Recovery archive. The oral history project was created by Kejo Buchanan, host of the Jali Journey program on CJRU. Folk Recovery is an oral history project designed to highlight and celebrate Black, Indigenous, Asian and all racialized storytellers and their contributions to the Canadian folk sound.

The files in this serie contain audio and video copies of the storyteller's interview in wav and mp4 formats, an mp4 video with ASL interpretation, a participant headshot image in jpg format and an interview transcript in Microsoft Word and PDF formats.

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Executive Producer & Narrator: Kejo Buchanan
Station Manager CJRU 1280AM: Elissa Matthews
Folk Community Advisor & Sound Producer: Joni NehRita
ASL Performer, Translator & Advisor: Gaitrie Killings
Technical Producer: Karen Young
Assistant Producer: Stephanie Williams
Folk Recovery Logo Designer, Senior Artwork Specialist & Yogi: Heather Hewitt

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