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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 […]

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 […]

Cowboy Up! With Wylie & the Wild West

Yahhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooooooooo! That one little word can be said with a wide variety of inflections. There’s the excited “Yahoo!” five-year-olds shout when they get news they are going on a surprise trip to the fair. There’s the mundane “yahoo…” teenagers mutter when they get news they are going on a surprise trip to anywhere. But there’s […]