Folk Songs for the Five Points is a project created in association with the Tenement Museum's Digital Artists In Residence Program (DARP). It is the first phase of The Folk Songs Project – you can find out more at

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Folk Songs for the Five Points was created in response to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum's invitation for a project which responded to the request for works that explore contemporary immigrant experiences in New York City. The Museum has dedicated the Digital Artist in Residence Project (DARP) as a medium where digital artists can raise questions and suggest various perspectives, ideas and interpretations. In keeping with its mission, the Museum takes no position on the issues raised by its exhibits, but rather it encourages the expression of multiple perspectives.

Concept, website construction, audio recordings and text by the Folk Songs Team:
Alastair Dant, Forestbrook
Tom Davis, Musicalbear
Victor Gama, Pangeia Instrumentos
David Gunn

Special thanks to:
Guillermo Brown and William Parker for their Folk Songs improvisations with Victor Gama at Tonic, NYC.

The Folk Songs team would also like to thank:
Abron Arts Centre, CityLore, families Davis, Dant & Gunn, Eldridge Street Project, Paul Heck, Johanna, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, St Augustine Episcopal Church and Yogee Noodle