Article ID: 613503

Released: 7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

Source Newsroom: University of South Carolina

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Southern Culture is unique. The region’s music, food and arts traditions are distinctive. Saddler Taylor, the chief curator of folklife and fieldwork at McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina, is a native South Carolinian, who’s documented music, foodways and the built environment of the South. His field experience varies from Bluegrass pickin’ parlors and Southern gospel to small town stews and bogs and their roles in maintaining cultural identity. Taylor also documents new Southern cultures, especially as immigrants from Latin America and Asia introduce their customs to the region.


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