Friday, October 14, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
This live event will not be recorded.
Sponsored by the Music and Song Section
Chair: Cece Conway (Appalachian State University)
West African Roots of African American Fiddling from the Coastal Plain to Monticello the Frontier during the American Revolution
Cece Conway (Appalachian State University)
optional discussion time
NC LocalFest and Nationals included Lady Farmers, Chocolate Drop Hubby Jenkins, NEA Fellows Wayne Henderson and Phil Wiggins. Folkmoot will include Cherokee and Scot Ed Miller Exile, but will Peggy Seeger and Triona of Irish/Appalchian Touchstone be able to travel to the InternationalFest? Blacks became predominant 18th C fiddlers from Monticello to the American Revolution frontier. York’s personal awakening in Affrilachian Buffalo Dance poems critiques colonialism. Starting classical violin at age 3, violinist Maako was a superb musical note reader with her Japanese MA. She pivoted to learn old time music by ear creatively from mentor Cecil Gurganus.