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A GREAT AMERICAN TAPESTRY:
The Many Strands of Mountain Music
June 29th, 7:30pm
The Center for Cultural Preservation is pleased to announce the Asheville premiere of David Weintraub's new film on the history of Appalachian Music. This documentary tells the story of the southern mountain's musical birth and evolution through the strands of the Scots-Irish legacy, oft-overlooked African-American tradition and through the longest lived music in the Americas, the indigenous tradition.
According to Director/Producer David Weintraub, "Mountain music is often discussed as a Scots-Irish tradition that came over here by the Ulster-Scots and that's true. It is a fascinating story. But what often gets overlooked is that the West African banjo was played in this country by blacks for nearly 100 years before it was ever picked up by white musicians. African-Americans also played a key role in developing the syncopated and rhythmic fiddle styles that symbolic of old time and bluegrass music. The blended cultural result is exactly what makes mountain music as beautiful and captivating as it is."
The film features the leading luminaries of the ballad tradition including balladeer extraordinaires Sheila Kay Adams, Joe Penland and Bobby McMillon as well as Grammy Award winning founders of the world renowned black string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops including Rhiannon Giddens, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, David Holt, and musicologists and historians who tell the story of the great melting pot that became Appalachian music.
In addition to the film screening, Joe Penland, who participated in the film will perform at the start of the program. A brief discussion with the filmmaker and participants follows the screening.
DVDs of the new film will be available for purchase after the screening.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at save culture.org or at the Fine Arts box-office on the day of the show.
This show is expected to sell out, advance purchases are strongly encouraged.
For more information about the program or for group sales call the Center at (828) 692-8062.
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