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LEAF Festival is proud to feature LEAF Schools & Streets year round resident teaching artists. Teaching music, art & dance to over 9000 youth in Western North Carolina each year, our resident teach artists not only create an opportunity for positive creative expression, they foster life skills and global citizenship elevating our youth as tomorrow’s world leaders. Look for the small hand in your schedule indicating youth programming at the festival. We are proud to welcome over 600 local youth talent to our Spring LEAF Festival to share their art, music, and creative expression with you all!
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“For the 42nd LEAF Festival, prepare to ignite your imagination and immerse your soul into the sites, sounds, sensations, and spice of Cuba! For generations, the artistry and culture of Cuba has fueled the spirit of Latin music, dance, and performance throughout the globe. Now for the first time in over 50 years, Cuba spreads its wings and prepares to descend upon the United States and into the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. From salsa, to timba, to Afro-Cuban jazz, percussion, and brass – we welcome one and all to be inspired by a world of passionate rhythm and infectious groove. And in true LEAF fashion, over 20 additional fusions of world & roots music along with dozens of family adventures, workshops, and activities will be offered for all walks of life to enjoy!”
— Ehren Cruz, Performing Arts Director