You could feel the magic in the air last night, as artists from all around Kentucky converged in support of the wonderful cultural arts organization Casa de la cultura hispana and the new project we are embarking on together--the creation of a multi-disciplinary theatrical work showcasing the cultural connections between Kentucky and Latin American traditions and art forms. The Grupo de danza folklórica demonstrated a traditional dance from Vera Cruz, Brett Ratliff showed some primitive East Kentucky banjo/ballad traditions, Zoey Raven brought some Kentucky fiddling and bass playing, and members of Appalatin added Andean flutes, cajon, and guitar with a Latin flair. Audience response was high when Jorge Luis Ruiz sang the traditional Mexican corrido "El Rey"! The room was full of celebration and appreciation--what better way to learn about each other, and how to live in harmony, than through singing and dancing? We have many more Cornbread & Tortillas events planned, including ongoing dance classes in Appalachian Clogging and Folklórico-Style Mexican Dance, a festival in Lexington, KY, and performances, workshops, and work creation at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY!
Kentucky Songstress, Dancer, & Inspiring Educator.
Zoe Speaks @ Thursday Night Live
Help us kick off the summer with a live outdoor show! Opening act starts at 7--come early to find parking!
Hindman Family Folk Week
Carla will be teaching and performing for the first time at this amazing family folk week, including flatfooting and guitar. For complete details visit: https://www.hindmansettlement.org/events/folk-week
Mighty Kindness Hoot with Zoe Speaks
The Hoot is a free community unity festival that brings together all that is kind for the body, soul and mind in our area featuring farms, local art & handmade goods, local business & non profits, kids activities, music, dance, workshops, parades and more.
Cowan Creek Mountain Music School
Carla is teaching the first-ever MOUNTAIN DANCE STYLE class, which will focus on flatfoot and clogging styles, with some group dancing thrown in for good measure. Fun for the whole family! For complete details visit: http://cowancreekmusic.org/
Berea Craft Festival
Berea's beautiful craft fair in the woods. I'll be strolling and picking all weekend, so come on out and nab some beautiful art in one of our favorite settings! SATURDAY I will perform with ZOE SPEAKS!