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And so it begins – The AFF Kick-off party is tonight!

Today is Thursday, August 27th which means one thing: THE VIP PARTY and the official Kick-off to the 2015 American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront! I work in the Communications team at St. Joe’s and we are thrilled to be a sponsor—and partner—of this great Festival. We are proud to be involved for a number […]

Artist Spotlight: Syrian Musician Kinan Idnawi

“Music is not just what I do, it is my life.” Celebrated Syrian musician Kinan Idnawi has been studying music since the age of 7, learning to play the oud from two unlikely, but convenient teachers…his brothers. From amateur teachings rose an incredible talent as Kinan graduated from the High Music Institute in Damascus, Syria […]

August is Here and the American Folk Festival is 28 Days Away!

AUGUST IS HERE! AUGUST IS HERE! (said with all the oomph as when the new phone books arrived for Navin in The Jerk!) Classic! Yes folks… Finally, after that long grueling winter, the nonexistent spring and this hot, steamy summer… it is finally August and the TRUE countdown has begun! They say “time flies when you’re […]

Artist Spotlight on Mitch Frohman, Jazz & Salsa Extraordinaire

Raise your hand if you can recognize the saxophone solo in the theme song from Sex & The City by just one or two notes? My hand is certainly raised! This Artist Spotlight highlights Mitch Frohman – the musician who happens to be the soloist on that song. Mitch Frohman is widely, and perhaps best […]

The Art in Dance: Bharata Natyam

The American Folk Festival is excited to welcome back Kasi Aysola, a performer of the classical Indian dance Bharata Natyam. When he first performed in 2009 at the Festival, Kasi was part of Mythili Prakash, the Dance of India Ensemble. This year, backed by a talented group of musicians, he is performing solo and ready […]