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Published: 2012/02/06

Taj Mahal, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, King Britt Presents Sister Gertrude Morgan, Rubblebucket and Red Baraat Confirmed for LEAF

LEAF—the Lake Eden Arts Festival—has confirmed its initial lineup. Taj Mahal , Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and Preservation Hall Jazz Band top the festival’s lineup while David Bromberg, King Britt Presents Sister Gertrude Morgan, Rubblebucket and Red Baraat are also set to appear. The eclectic roots festival—which will place a particular emphasis on the blues this year—will take place from May 10-13 in Black Mountain, NC.

LEAF is a non-profit organization established to build community and enrich lives through the Arts—locally and globally —with festivals, community events, and arts in education programs. LEAF’s mission is Connecting Cultures & Creating Community Through Music & Arts. LEAF’s three branches include the twice-a-year festival, LEAF in Schools & Streets, and LEAF International. The festival will also feature a poetry slam, Unifire Theatre and trampitze school, among other activities.

The Spring LEAF 2012 Performing Arts Lineup

Corey Harris & The Rasta Blues Experience
David Bromberg
The Red Clay Ramblers
King Britt Presents Sister Gertrude Morgan
Golden Dragon Acrobats [China]
Red Baraat
Sarazino [Ecuador]
The Black Lillies
Nuala Kennedy Band [Ireland] Town Mountain Zansa
Msafiri Zawose [Tanzania]
The Beast
Pop Ferguson
Gaye Adegbalola w/ Roddy Barnes
Homemade Jamz Blues Band
Cary Fridley & Down South
Captain Luke & Cool John Ferguson Shane Pruitt Band

Brookside Dance Hall in motion with:
Contra dance w/ Lift Ticket & The Horse Flies
Late-night techno contra w/ Technophoria feat. DJ Shel-D
Callers Beth Molaro & Brian Hamshar
Cajun dance w/ Feufollet
Salsa dance w/ Montuno
Family dance w/ Phil Jamison
Dance workshops from Ira Bernstein, Maria-Guajira, Ted & Kimberly Ross
Tony Cedras South African All-Stars
Brothers in Christ feat. C.D.
Big Nasty Jazz Band
Chikomo Marimba Band
Molasses Creek
Goldstein Family Band
Skinny Legs and All
Tom Heck’s Trebuchets Blue Fairy Troupe
Dances of Universal Peace
40 Fingers & A Missing Tooth
Tall Bike Freak Michael Mooney
Lemira Percussion Ensemble

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