Egypt | National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt Folkloric dance in Egypt is divided regionally into the dance from the Delta (fellahi), the Upper Delta (Saidi), the coastal area (Sawahili), Sinai (Bedouin), and the Nubian area. Egypt also has a longstanding tradition of belly dancing. Believed to have originated as a fertility dance performed by … Read moreEgypt | National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt | 2019
As many people now know, “Folkmoot” means “meeting of the people.” The Folkmoot Festival provides communities throughout western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection and respect with people from around the world while celebrating cultural arts. An important aspect of the Festival is its engagement of youth and families in … Read moreFolkmoot Presents: Camp Folkmoot 2019 “Hands around the Globe”
A perennial favorite of Western North Carolina music lovers, Balsam Range member Darren Nicholson (Darren Nicholson Music) – and his band – hosted a concert and an open jam last night at Folkmoot Center | Queen Auditorium. We had a great turnout, a greater time, and we look forward to hosting Darren and the boys … Read moreA Special Night with the Darren Nicholson Band
The pencils are out! Planning is coming right along for Mootenanny! 2019, our afternoon of barbeque, bear dogs and Americana music on Sunday, July 21 in greater Hazelwood, NC. Bob Plott (Bob Plott – Author, Writer & Historian) has organized a fine heritage lineup including: William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree (heritage music, heirloom seeds and more), Renea Winchester (medicinal herbs, mountain medicine), Brian … Read moreOur Mootenanny pencils are out!
2019 Festival Choir to Perform at Festival’s Grand Opening Registration is now open to all singers, age 12 and up, to participate in the Folkmoot Festival Choir. This group of community singers will be an integral part of the opening ceremonies at Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska on July 19. “The mission of this project is … Read moreCalling All Singers!
24 events in 11 days – July 18-28, 2019: international folk dance performances, live music, parades, craft beer, food trucks and artisan vendors The 2019 Folkmoot International Festival is an eleven-day event, July 18 – 28, based in Haywood County and held in mountain towns throughout Western North Carolina. The festival features folk dance troupes … Read moreFolkmoot Announces its 36th Annual Festival Schedule
A big thanks to the folks at Lake Logan Conference Center and their 3rd Annual Cold Mountain Music Festival for the opportunity to collaborate this year! Folkmoot Center | Queen Auditorium hosted the festival kickoff with a show by americana act Grizzly Goat last Thursday, and our staff had the chance to both pitch in and kick back during the weekend … Read moreGrizzly Goats and a fantastic festival!
The Bahamas | Ophie and Da Webbsite | Rake-n-Scrape Rake-n-scrape is the deep sound of Bahamian goombay musical tradition, a marker of Bahamian national identity, and a source of joy and community celebration. Musical ingredients for Rake-n-Scrape include accordion, scraped saw, and goatskin drum. https://youtu.be/mHWWHScr7Ok Ophie and the Webbsites, Rake ‘n’ Scrape About Ophie and … Read moreBahamas | Ophie and the Webbsite | Rake’n’Scrape
The World Comes to the Qualla Boundary for the Cherokee World Games Welcoming five countries to the Cherokee Fairgrounds on the Qualla Boundary, the Cherokee World Games are a multi-sport cultural event hosted by Cherokee stickball teams. Featuring food trucks and Cherokee vendors. Details Traditional Cherokee stickball teams host scrimmages with international group members, participate … Read moreCherokee World Games
Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan and The Smoky Mountain News are excited to announce the official kickoff for the Cold Mountain Music Festival in partnership with Folkmoot, presenting Americana-indie act Grizzly Goat at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in … Read moreCold Mountain Festival Kickoff with Grizzly Goat
Join Folkmoot in the Hazelwood neighborhood for Folkmoot After Dark on Thursday, July 25th! 7 pm – There are few better ways to get to know folks than over a meal, especially if that meal … Read moreFolkmoot 2019 – Folkmoot After Dark
Join Folkmoot for an afternoon matinee at Queen Auditorium. Festival matinees include all international cultural groups and offer opportunities for interaction with performers. Without exception, the auditorium is the most intimate performance space of the … Read moreFolkmoot 2019 – Matinee Queen Auditorium