"I'm beyond superlatives! Wow! I love LEAF!" -Jim Bird, Atlanta
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The Spring LEAF 2013 SOUNDTRACK
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LEAF is proud to announce the lineup of performing artists for the Spring 2013 LEAF Festival, taking place May 9-12, 2013 in Black Mountain, NC. Headlining the 36th festival are R&B icon Mavis Staples; roots reggae heroes Steel Pulse; urban Latino culture-mashers Ozomatli; the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, led by the bluegrass legend; Zimbabwean maestro Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits; and Abigail Washburn, Appalachian songbird & long-time LEAF favorite. With support in part by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, LEAF will present an eclectic sampling of vocal traditions. From American folk, vocal jazz, and gospel traditions to Tibetan a cappella, Zimbabwean afro-pop and classical choral customs, you'll experience a blend of voices both familiar and new. So much great music to discover and enjoy!
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The Megaphone Project is coming from Australia to May LEAF.
This international art installation is an interactive sound field, which will allow LEAFers to discover a game of sound and physical play: a world of private and public broadcast. Listen up and start talking.
LEAF Jazz Kids at Delta House soaked up the Big Easy Jazz! Big jazzy thanks to the wonderful donors and sponsors of the LEAF Jazz Kids at Delta House. The LEAF Jazz Band hit the road March 22-25 to New Orleans by invite of The Preservation Hall Jazz Band! LEAF Jazz Band did workshops with Preservation Hall Jazz Band members, went to one of their world famous shows, and the kids OPENED Congo Square Festival. Special thanks to LEAF Schools & Streets teaching artist, Gary Bradley, for his amazing leadership and inspiration. Story of the trip coming.
LEAF Jazz Band at Delta House: Portrait of a Program
LEAF International Haiti has been launched with Boukman Eksperyans and Prosjekt Haiti! "Your traditions are very important. It's like you forget who you are if you don't know your traditions. We are loosing our traditions. The kids just don't know their traditions." -Bois Gris of Boukman. The drums and dances of Haiti are coming to life weekly with the amazing youth club of Prosjekt Haiti.