“It’s all the different cultures that make up the melting pot that is America and the immigrant cultures that have come to this country to make it what it is,” said Executive Director Glenn Fields.
Folkmoot returns after a year off during the Coronavirus Pandemic. During that time, leadership changed hands when Glenn Fields took over as executive director after Angie Schwab departed the organization in 2019.
“We are determined to continue our mission of fostering understanding of cultural differences and celebrating the human experience through music and dance,” said Fields.
Festival events will take place on Main Street in downtown Waynesville, at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, and at Lake Junaluska.
Popular groups from years past, such as El Alma De Luna, Warriors of Anikituwha and The Bailey Mountain Cloggers, will be returning for Folkmoot Summerfest 2021. There will also be a host of new artists, including Grammy-nominated Cajun Swamp-Rock Band, The Revelers, and 2018 Grammy Award-winning Tejano Band, Los Texmaniacs.
El Alma de Luna
El Alma de Luna is a family dance academy. Selena Stafford and her siblings started the academy in 2007 to create a space where all people are welcome to preserve tradition and explore Latin American culture. The academy places importance on language, teaching classes in English and…