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Folklife Flashes
April 2016




Celebrate our state's folklife and traditions!

Join us in September!


We are super excited to be curating the North Carolina folklife programming at this year's National Folk Festival in Greensboro, working with the NC Arts Council and Arts Greensboro.  We've highlighted a Greensboro eatery in this month's "Blue Plate Special" to get you started thinking about heading that way. You will definitely want to keep up with us on Facebook and here as we share exciting news about performers, craft artists, and very special food demonstrations!

THE AMMONS SISTERS

FEATURED ARTIST

Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (CSA) is a nonprofit resource organization founded by the Ammons sisters, Amy Ammons Garza and Doreyl Ammons Cain. CSA directs several local festivals' heritage and traditional arts components, teaches children about mountain heritage, and publishes work by Western North Carolina writers (64 books as of 2012).

Catch the Spirit of Appalachia produces an hour-radio show weekly entitled Stories of Mountain Folkan all-sound oral history collection, with a goal of honoring and saving the heritage of the area. 
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From Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Traditional Artist Directory, "Ammons Sisters/Catch the Spirit of Appalachia"

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AMMONS SISTERS INSPIRE YOUTH 

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Click the link above to watch the Ammons Sisters share traditional Appalachian dance and art with students, and hear them discuss their goal to pass on the Spirit of Appalachia to the youth of NC.

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THE BLUE PLATE SPECIAL

VAN LOI II. HEAVEN.

by Evan Hatch

...And so it was. Gate City, the G Spot, Tourney Town, Ole Tuffy – Greensboro. Reviled in my youth, Greensboro is presently de rigueur. Gentrified and renewed downtown areas, music and culture fairs, Greensboro, like so many former urban centers, is brand new all over again.

It also happens to be home to one of America’s largest Hmong and Vietnamese refugee populations. Over 7,000 residents call the North Carolina Triad home. A resettlement locale, Greensboro serves as a crucial hub for these cultures.

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Evan Hatch NC Food post "Van Loi II. Heaven." from September 26, 2014.
 
FRESH FROM THE FIELD

Monique LaBorde (l.) and Lauren Fulcher, our interns through the APPLES Service-Learning program, have been helping this spring with social media, this newsletter, and setting up an exciting new EBay store (more about that next month)!

FEATURED PRODUCT

Getting ready for the National Folk Festival in Greensboro has us thinking about the Piedmont of the state as well as our partner, the NC Arts Council. And that turns our minds to this great 2 CD anthology, Going Down to Raleigh. Current Arts Council director Wayne Martin made many of the field recordings for this release himself. Read more about this album and its impact at NC Folk, and get 30% off only in April!

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