Boston is recognized for being the Folk capital of the United States. FARHOF will become the epicenter, honoring the past, celebrating the present, and nurturing the next generation of Folk, Americana, and Roots music.
For over 30 years, access to the arts for all has been core to the Boch Center’s non-profit mission. FARHOF’s rich offerings are an extension of the Center’s award-winning community and education programs.
FARHOF partners with New York Times bestselling author Peter H. Reynolds and Grammy nominated Yusuf/Cat Stevens to inspire youth from inner-city Boston Public Schools. Reynolds reads two of his books, The Dot and Peace Train, to the children visiting the Wang Theatre, and Yusuf joins by video to share a message of hope and peace. Yusuf/Cat Steven’s Peace Train song, which is a cry for peace and understanding, was released on the Teaser and the Firecat album in 1971. Together, Reynolds and Yusuf/Cat Stevens encourage the kids to “create bravely” and “join the Peace Train.”
INTERACTIVE EDUCATIONAL TOURS in our Cultural Heroes Exhibit include a pizza lunch for your school group. The Civil Rights Movement that began in the late 1950's won basic rights for African-Americans previously, inspired other discriminated groups to fight for their own rights and created a cultural shift that transformed American music, fashion, and culture. Students will learn about the movement among a collection of seven larger-than-life clay sculptures of artists who shaped the soundtrack of the Civil Rights movement: Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Lead Belly, Paul Robeson, Woody Guthrie, Marian Anderson, and Josh White. CLICK HERE TO REQUEST MORE INFO
UPCOMING: FARHOF will welcome Chelsea, MA public schools on October 24, 2022. The event will be livestreamed and recorded to share broadly with schools, teachers and community groups.