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Learn to say, "peace," in many languages
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Learn to say, "peace," in many languages

Learn to say, "peace," in many languages during Folkmoot 2018 - it's a word you will likely hear quite a bit. Folkmoot has long been a festival which bridges cultural differences, expands cultural horizons and builds peace and understanding…
Hey, y'all! Say, "hello," in the languages of Folkmoot
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Hey, y'all! Say, "hello," in the languages of Folkmoot

Hey, y'all! Say, "hello," in the languages of Folkmoot. In less than a month, we'll be the host to folk dancers, musicians and support people from seven nations around the globe, all with special and beautiful languages all their own. And…
Folkmoot 2018 is one month away!
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Folkmoot 2018 is one month away!

Folkmoot 2018 is one month away! Western North Carolina's biggest party of the summer will begin July 19 and run through July 29 and will bring from around the world to the Smoky Mountains a celebration of culture and dance and beauty and…
Folkmoot is community
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Folkmoot is community

Folkmoot is community. Folkmoot has long been known as a festival which bridges cultural differences and expands cultural awareness through the celebration of tradition and dance. Our visiting dance troupes' often brilliant costumes,…
Our volunteer spotlight shines on Michelle RombergerOur volunteer spotlight shines on Michelle Romberger
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Our volunteer spotlight shines on Michelle Romberger

Our volunteer spotlight shines on Michelle Romberger for the countless volunteer hours she gives to Folkmoot. Together with husband, Keith Romberger, the couple have been actively involved with Folkmoot for 16 years and have made Folkmoot…
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…
Folkmoot 2018 is one month away!
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Folkmoot 2018 will be spectacular! 

Folkmoot 2018 will be spectacular! Even after 35 years, the Folkmoot Festival of international folk dance and cultural exchange never gets older. It just gets better! North Carolina's official international folk festival will be staged…
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…
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: 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…
Folkmoot-Cherokee bond grows tighter

Folkmoot-Cherokee bond grows tighter in 2015

Long a good relationship, the Folkmoot-Cherokee bond grows tighter - especially following the success of the Folkmoot Summer Festival 2015. Writing in the Cherokee One Feather of her July accomplishments, Taylor Wilnoty - the currently reigning…