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Performers

Kulu Mele dancer
Inspired by the voices of its ancestors, Kulu Mele preserves, presents and perpetuates the traditional dance and music of West Africa and the African Diaspora, and celebrates contemporary African American culture. Read more...
Zita Angelo
Zita is the longtime organizer of World Dance Lancaster, which hosts regular classes and events centered on ethnic folk dances of eastern Europe. Read more...
Box and String
Box and String is the multi-instrumental duo of Bill Quern and Sarah Gowan. They play instrumental traditional roots music from the American Appalachians, England, Canada, Scandinavia, and France as well as their own original music composed in traditional styles. Read more...

News

David Bromberg, photographed in profile, grinning, against a stone building wall.
We're excited to announce our performers (at least, those confirmed so far) and preliminary plans for our 2020 Susquehanna Folk Festival. The incomparable DAVID BROMBERG headlines the festival, along with legendary Blues artists, terrific new progressive folk bands, a Swing Dance Intensive, and much more still to be announced! Read more...

Events

Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble

Kulu Mele dancer
Main Stage Saturday, 12:20 pm to 1:20 pm

Bal Folk with Box & String and Maria Cramer & Robin Bannerji

Box and String
Dance Hall Saturday, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Bal folk is traditional French dancing, as popularized all over Western Europe and the world. At a bal, you will experience the excitement and calm of folklife itself. From the blissful synchrony of a whole room stepping together in a spellbinding Breton chain dance, to the surging passion of a partner-swapping gigue, to the friendly — or flirtatious — intimacy of a partnered bourrée.

The steps are simple, straightforward, and honest; they are suitable for dancers of all ages, experience levels, and abilities. The music is infectious and begs to be danced to. The band guides the evening’s program, and the dancers can interpret the tunes however they wish. The atmosphere is relaxed and designed for community enjoyment.

 

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African Dance with Kulu Mele

Kulu Mele dancers
Dance Hall Saturday, 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Is this a workshop?

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International Folk Dancing with Zita Angelo

Five men and women perform an international folk dance.
Dance Hall Saturday, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Bal Folk with Box & String and Maria Cramer & Robin Bannerji

Box and String
Dance Hall Saturday, 9:20 pm to 10:45 pm

Bal folk is traditional French dancing, as popularized all over Western Europe and the world. At a bal, you will experience the excitement and calm of folklife itself. From the blissful synchrony of a whole room stepping together in a spellbinding Breton chain dance, to the surging passion of a partner-swapping gigue, to the friendly — or flirtatious — intimacy of a partnered bourrée.

The steps are simple, straightforward, and honest; they are suitable for dancers of all ages, experience levels, and abilities. The music is infectious and begs to be danced to. The band guides the evening’s program, and the dancers can interpret the tunes however they wish. The atmosphere is relaxed and designed for community enjoyment.

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