announcement from Southwest Folklife Alliance It is with humility and sadness that we share our beloved teacher, elder, and Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival co-founder, Dr. James S. “Big Jim” Griffith has transitioned from this earth. Big Jim passed quietly and peacefully

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Emeritus Mehmet İlhan Başgöz on April 13, 2021 in Ankara, Turkey at the age of 100. In his own words, he was born in the Anatolian town Gemerek-Sivas “during the barley harvesting

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