The free festival will showcase the music, dance, and arts of the 2018 recipients of the Michigan Heritage Awards and Traditional Arts Apprenticeships, and close with a performance by the Tannahill Weavers, a renowned Scottish band on a 50th anniversary tour.
Festival attendees will be able to hear folk songs and Scottish bagpipes, learn swing dance moves and Irish ceili (partner dancing) steps, join in a community sing and uke strum, learn about beadwork embroidery and weaving from Anishinaabek artists, watch a Rwandan dance troupe or a Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance) performance, and more!
The festival will also feature the Teal Quilt Project, a community-engaged arts project to demonstrate care and concern for child and young adult survivors of sexual abuse, raise awareness of child abuse, and foster a safe and supportive community.
Sponsors and supporters of the Michigan Folklife Festival include: MSU Outreach & Engagement, The Michigan Traditional Arts Program, The Allen Neighborhood Center, The Ten Pound Fiddle, MSU Native American Institute, The Teal Quilt Project, Small Talk, Music is the Foundation/Mighty Uke Day, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Happendance, Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau, The City of Lansing
For general information about the Allen Neighborhood Center, contact Denise Paquette, Outreach and Development Director, (517) 999-3924, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 11, 2018
Location: 1611 E. Kalamazoo St., Allen Neighborhood Center / Allen Market Place, MI
Phone: (517) 249-5208
Time: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM