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A Métis dance for the Cherokee people
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A Métis dance for the Cherokee people

A Métis dance for the Cherokee people will be a featured cultural exchange July 24 when Folkmoot 2018 takes our international dancers to visit our Western Carolina First Nation residents.  At least 10 members of our visiting Le Ragazze…
Cherokee Beloved Man Jerry Wolfe passes on
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Cherokee Beloved Man Jerry Wolfe passes on

The Cherokee people, the State of North Carolina, the nation and, indeed, the world is mourning today as Cherokee Beloved Man Jerry Wolfe passes on. Folkmoot lost a cherished friend, mentor, adviser in his death and the Tsalagi people lost…

Miss Cherokee To Participate In Several Folkmoot Events

“Siyo nigada, amoli galoqwedi dogwado nole talsgo shogwo yegwedetiyvda.” Amorie Gunter is a 21-year-old student pursuing her education online at Johnson & Wales. She currently works as an assistant teacher at Cherokee Elementary and…

Say Hello To Our 2017 Performers

SAY HELLO! Folkmoot has eight international groups coming to the festival this year, and even though many of the performers can speak English, it is not the primary language for most of them. Our mission is to build lasting friendships on…

Bonding With Beads

For the 2016 Folkmoot Festival, Lisa Wilnoty, Folkmoot Cherokee Coordinator, designed hand-beaded lanyards for staff and guides. Lisa wanted to create something for the guides and staff and thought these lanyards would be a great gift to symbolize…

Folkmoot Festival 2017: Cherokee Ambassador Day Sponsored by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation

On Tuesday, July 25th, our friends and neighbors, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, will share with our visiting cultural ambassadors - and the general public - the unique history and fascinating culture of the Cherokee Indians.   The…
It's Cherokee Day on Tuesday for Folkmoot

It's Cherokee Day on Tuesday for Folkmoot

It's Cherokee Day on Tuesday for Folkmoot 2016. The dancers of this year's festival - from the Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Peru, Poland and our special Mexico-Texas team - will spend most of the day learning about the Tsalagi, our…
Folkmoot 2016: Hickory & Waynesville today!

Folkmoot 2016: Hickory & Waynesville today!

After a raucous and very active opening weekend, the fun continues for Folkmoot 2016: Hickory & Waynesville today! We always look forward to our visit to Hickory. Two performances set for today, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the Drendel Auditorium,…
Town of Waynesville to Folkmoot: $35,000

Town of Waynesville to Folkmoot: $35,000

A gift from the Town of Waynesville to Folkmoot: $35,000. The Town of Waynesville has been a friend and supporter of Folkmoot from the very beginning and its participation - on behalf of the citizens and taxpayers of Waynesville - is a huge…
Folkmoot 2016 is here!

Folkmoot 2016 is here!!

Folkmoot 2016 is here! The mountains of Western Carolina are alive with sights, sounds, music, pageantry, colorful costumes and extraordinary folk dancing! Be sure to see the complete schedule and purchase your tickets online here! The Folkmoot…
Say, "hello," at Folkmoot 2016

Say, "hello," at Folkmoot 2016 in many languages

Say, "hello," at Folkmoot 2016 in many languages. 你好   Hola   Moi   Bonjour & Salut   こんにちは    Cześć (Tch-esh-ch)     & Hey y'all!   Folkmoot has 9 international groups coming to the festival this…
Folkmoot 2016: Tsalagi, the Cherokee People

Folkmoot 2016: Tsalagi, the Cherokee People

No Folkmoot Festival would be complete without our own regional contribution and, so, for Folkmoot 2016: Tsalagi, the Cherokee People. As they have for many years of the three decades of Folkmoot Festivals, our friends and neighbors from…