The National Folk Festival has released the second group of artists who will be performing in downtown Salisbury from September 7 – 9, 2018.
The four artists announced today include:
The Chankas of Peru (Port Chester, New York) – Andean scissors dance
Carrying on the legendary danza de las tijeras (scissors dance), an ancient, highly acrobatic indigenous ritual dance from the southern Andes of Peru.
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Mamou, Louisiana) – Cajun
Both deeply traditional and forward-looking, this band sets the standard for modern Cajun music—sophisticated, soulful, and never failing to move both body and spirit.
To learn more about these artists and their stories, please visit nationalfolkfestival.com/performers. More performers will be announced as they are confirmed.