“Even in uncertain times as these, it is the similarites that we all share that unite people and make specatular events like Folkmoot USA a reality,” said Zeb Smathers, a member of the board of directors for Folkmoot and the master of ceremonies for the event. “And,” Smathers said, “celebrating those similarities is what it is all about.”
The 28th annual Folkmoot USA celebration came to the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts on July 28. The performances were a celebration of the common ground between nations through music and dance.
Guadeloupe, Caribbean, Burundi, East Africa, Finland, Italy, Trinidad, China, Croatia and the USA were the nations represented in this year’s Folkmoot USA celebration.