Performing dance troupes of Folkmoot 2015

performing dance troupes of Folkmoot 2015

The performing dance troupes of Folkmoot 2015 will come from as far away as Bangladesh, Estonia and Indonesia and as nearby as Quebec, Puerto Rico and our own neighbors and friends, the Cherokee. Neighbors and members of our family of nations from Chile, Ecuador and the Philippines  will also be dancing and dazzling crowds throughout … Read morePerforming dance troupes of Folkmoot 2015

Say Hello in Bengali

Say Hello in Bengali

Say Hello in Bengali, the language of Bangladesh. A dance troupe from the Bangladesh Academy of Fine Arts will be one of the featured performing troupes during Folkmoot 2015. Bangladesh – বাংলাদেশ  – Bānlādēśa Hello: হ্যাল (Hyālō) informal hello Hello: আসসালামু আলাইকুম (assalamualaikum) For Folkmoot 2015 – July 16-26 – you can check the performance dates/times and buy tickets here. … Read moreSay Hello in Bengali

Folkmoot – Throw Back Thursday

Folkmoot - Throw Back Thursday

Folkmoot – Throw Back Thursday is a time to reflect on the beautiful and spirited Folkmoot Festivals of the past! As one can imagine, we’ve collected quite a truck full of photos in over three decades of Folkmoot Festivals. Aside from being an effort to build peace and understanding, enhanced cultural education and exchange and … Read moreFolkmoot – Throw Back Thursday

Folkmoot Ambassador Scott McLeod shares insights

Folkmoot Ambassador Scott McLeod shares insights

We got a chance recently to sit down with Folkmoot Ambassador Scott McLeod and hear some of his insight on Folkmoot. What does Folkmoot mean to you?  It means a meeting of the people. Folkmoot is about sharing to me; its about people sharing culture, music dance, ideas, history… it’s the whole idea of sharing … Read moreFolkmoot Ambassador Scott McLeod shares insights

Folkmoot 2015 in Beautiful WNC!

Folkmoot 2015 in beautiful WNC! The festival and region’s biggest party kicks off July 16 right here in Waynesville, NC – that’s less than a month from now! Our diverse lineup this year includes groups from Ecuador, Chile, Estonia, Bangladesh, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, US Philippines, Indonesia, and our dear friends and neighbors, the Eastern Band … Read moreFolkmoot 2015 in Beautiful WNC!

Folkmoot 2015: Say Peace in French!

Manigance Compagnie de Danse

The word for Peace in French is Paix (Pronounced in English: “pay” barely touching the, “y.”) For Folkmoot 2015 we will say Peace in French (along with several other languages). The Manigance Compagnie de Danse, from the town of  Sainte-Marie in the Beauce region of Quebec, will be one of the featured performing troupes during … Read moreFolkmoot 2015: Say Peace in French!

Happy Father’s Day: Father of Folkmoot

Happy Father's Day: Father of Folkmoot

Happy Father’s Day: Father of Folkmoot Folkmoot USA would like to wish all the fathers out there a very happy Father’s Day. On this day we take the time to remember and celebrate our own father, Dr. Clinton Border. At the ripe age of 32 years old we are more thankful than ever for the … Read moreHappy Father’s Day: Father of Folkmoot

Folkmoot is launching the “Say Hello” campaign

Multi Cultural Carnival - Wish List

To teach children about international cultures Folkmoot is launching the “Say Hello” campaign for the 2015 Festival. The campaign, leading up to – and during – Folkmoot 2015, July 16-26, will be fun, educational, interactive and engaging. Say, “Hello!” “Bonjour!” “Buenos Dias!” “Tere!” “হ্যালো (Hyālō)!” “Halo!” “ᎣᏏᏲ (Osiyo)!“…& “Hey y’all!“ As a kid, a lot of … Read moreFolkmoot is launching the “Say Hello” campaign

Afternoon of Mountain Music at Folkmoot!

Catch the Spirit of Appalachia - Mountain Music

It will be a June 14th afternoon of mountain music, clogging, storytelling, mural art and a cake walk at the Folkmoot Friendship Center – and you won’t want to miss this display of Western Carolina mountain heritage! Catch the Spirit of Appalachia has brought together some well-known Western Carolina entertainers to celebrate the mountain folk … Read moreAfternoon of Mountain Music at Folkmoot!

Get inside Folkmoot as a volunteer or guide!

Town of Waynesville to Folkmoot: $35,000

It’s the best seat in the house when you get inside Folkmoot as a volunteer or guide! We’re accepting applications now for Folkmoot USA Festival 2015 as volunteers and guides and if you’ve ever wanted to see the inner-Folkmoot: behind the scenes, backstage, traveling with the dance troupes, intense cultural education – this is the … Read moreGet inside Folkmoot as a volunteer or guide!

Folkmoot Festival 2015 Schedule of Events!

Folkmoot Festival 2015

The Folkmoot Festival 2015 Schedule of Events has been announced and tickets are on sale online, by phone (1.877.FOLK.USA) and at the Folkmoot box office! From the pageantry, color and community celebration of the opening weekend to the drama and unparalleled beauty of the candlelight closing, Folkmoot Festival 2015 promises to hold all the excitement … Read moreFolkmoot Festival 2015 Schedule of Events!

May Day @ Folkmoot a big success!

May Day @ Folkmoot

The inaugural May Day @ Folkmoot was very successful – on many levels – all due to the volunteers, participating businesses and organizations, and the community which turned out in great numbers! Thanks to everyone! “Thanks to the community who supported Folkmoot in our Friends of Folkmoot event, May Day Celebration and Spring Cleaning Sale!,” … Read moreMay Day @ Folkmoot a big success!