Monthly Archives: November 2008

Keeping Time with the Music. A Thriving Appalachian Tradition

It’s only fitting that our southern Appalachian mountains, with a strong heritage in old-time music, are also home to the mountain folk dance, clogging. The exuberant, percussive dance – characterized by foot tapping, stomping and shuffling to the rhythm of jamming music – inspired team competitions at Asheville’s first Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in the late 1920s.  “This was the birthplace of clogging,” says Jeff … Continue reading

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