"At age 18, Mounzeo started playing music. Mounzeo’s interest in his country’s traditional rhythm with the Ngoma drum developed quickly. Mounzeo continued to train and improve his drumming technique and began to share his talent all over Congo. He began to contribute to Kongo culture and share the melodies of his country in Benin, Togo, Mali and Burkina Faso. Mounzeo then moved to Senegal where his professional drumming and modern contemporary dance career started to take off. Travel between African and European countries, and the United States has inspired Mounzeo’s Congo drum infused musical styles. Mounzeo now resides in Cary, North Carolina and performs locally and internationally."
Lumbee Tribe Cultural Performance
by Ryan Dial-Stanley
"During his performance, Ryan will describe and demonstrate different Indigenous performing arts such as flute and drum, storytelling and dancing. Through his performance, he will educate guests about North Carolina’s native peoples, their traditions and how they live."
Prema Natya Vidyalaya Dance School
"Prema Natya Vidyalaya is the Bharata Natyam Dance School of Divine Love. I teach Bharata-natyam, a style of classical Indian dance, in the Kalakshetra style in the lineage of V.P. and Shanta Dhananjayan."
"We are a music group in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill specializing in traditional and modern Nordic folk dance tunes. Our instrumentation includes fiddles, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, concertina, clarinet, cello, keyboards and light percussion. The dances are mostly couple turning dances that progress counter-clockwise around the room. Some date back hundreds of years."
Sufi Plug Ins V. 2 | Open Rehearsal and Conversation
2:00 PM AT CURRENT
Indian dance, acoustic music, and cutting-edge electronic sounds come together for this presentation of Clayton’s Sufi Plug Ins v. 2 project. Clayton has worked with Duke and UNC students to design and create music-making software based on non-Western musical concepts. Dancer/choreographer Ashwini Ramaswamy of the Ragamala Dance Company and percussionist Rajna Swaminathan join the Sufi Plug Ins team for an open rehearsal and conversation about the project. This event is at CURRENT at 2:00 PM and part of Near & Far.
Cane Creek Cloggers
Carolina Indian Circle
Carolina Irish Dance Association
Chapel Hill Chinese Folk Dance
Global Korean Wave Federation
Henna Tattoo Artists
Ukranian Association of NC
United Tae Kwon Do Academy
"United Tae Kwon Do was established in August of 1998 by Grand Master Barry Partridge. Master Partridge has over 35 years experience and is an 8th degree black belt. He is a 3 time US National Champion, a national referee, and a national and international coach."
"Charanga Carolina is the only university-based Cuban Charanga ensemble in the state of North Carolina and in the country. The Cuban “Charanga” ensemble features flute, violins, brass, piano, bass, and Latin percussion."
Huepa Culture & Arts Institute
"Huepa represents joy and celebration in the form of Colombian performing arts. Huepa incorporates students form all ages, races, and origins to promote cultural identity."