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A Special Evening with Amythyst Kiah
A Special Evening with Amythyst Kiah
A Special Evening with Amythyst Kiah Friday, November 10th - 7PM - Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College A professed Southern Gothic songster based in Johnson City, TN, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Register now before this program is sold out! Tickets: $10 per person Tickets are non-refundable. This is a ticket-less event. Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062. Directions to the venue can be found here.
$10.00
An Evening with Dom Flemons
An Evening with Dom Flemons
An Evening with Dom Flemons Thursday, January 25th  - 7PM - Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College Dom Flemons is a Grammy Award winning musician, singer-songwriter, and slam poet. Carrying on the songster tradition, Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach, to create new sounds that will appeal to wider audiences. In his recent solo album Prospect Hill (2014), Flemons drew from a wide range of styles, including ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern traditional music, string band music, fife and drum music, and jug-band music. Register now before this program is sold out! Tickets: $15 per person Tickets are non-refundable.  This is a ticket-less event.  Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062.  Directions to the venue can be found here.
$15.00
APPALACHIAN MUSIC & DANCE: A Confluence of Diverse Traditions
APPALACHIAN MUSIC & DANCE: A Confluence of Diverse Traditions
APPALACHIAN MUSIC & DANCE: A Confluence of Diverse Traditions featuring Phil Jamison Thursday, October 12th - 7PM - Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College The music and dance traditions of Appalachia are often portrayed as survivals of an ancient Anglo-Celtic heritage that was brought to the region by the early pioneers. Since the time of the earliest settlers, however, the southern backcountry has been home to a diverse population, which has always maintained contact with the outside world through trade, travel, and immigration. This presentation, which will include demonstrations of the fiddle, banjo, dulcimer, and flatfoot dancing, will explore the roots of these southern Appalachian traditions and challenge some of the common misconceptions and myths that have long been associated with them. Register now before this program is sold out! Tickets: $5 per person Tickets are non-refundable. This is a ticket-less event. Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062. Directions to the venue can be found here.
$5.00
Cherokee Music and Dance with Bo Taylor
Cherokee Music and Dance with Bo Taylor
Cherokee Music and Dance with Bo Taylor Thursday, December 7th  - 7PM - Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College James "Bo" Taylor's is an expert in Cherokee dancing, powwow dancing, dance songs, and Cherokee history, culture, and stereotypes. He is the director of the Museum of the Cherokee.  Bo will perform traditional dances and discuss the history of the Eastern Band of Cherokee. Register now before this program is sold out! Tickets: $5 per person Tickets are non-refundable.  This is a ticket-less event.  Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062.  Directions to the venue can be found here.
$5.00
A Great American Tapestry DVD
A Great American Tapestry DVD
A GREAT AMERICAN TAPESTRY - The Many Strands of Mountain Music is an eye-opening look at music history and how America's melting pot and its cultural tapestry changed the world. The film features ballad singers:
  • Sheila Kay Adams
  • Joe Penland
  • Betty Smith
  • Bobby McMillon
  • Donna Ray Norton and more
Also featured are the founders of the Carolina Chocolate Drops including:
  • Rhiannon Giddens
  • Dom Flemons
  • Justin Robinson
And members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee as well as Appalachian music experts Phil Jamison, Cece Conway, Doug Orr and many more.  
$18.00
Great Flood of 1916 DVD
Great Flood of 1916 DVD
The Flood DVD may be purchased online (below) or at the following locations: 
  • Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Center, 400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792, Hendersonville, NC (828) 693-1531
  • Highland Books, 277 N Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712 (828) 884-2424
  • Mountain Gateway Museum, 102 Water St, Old Fort, NC 28762 (828) 668-9259
Our new documentary film, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, Remembering the Great Flood of 1916 by award-winning documentary filmmaker David Weintraub tells the story of that terrifying week in July when it seemed the world came crashing down as boulders and trees slid down the mountain, rivers became lakes, and homes were so much debris floating on the oceanic waves of the French Broad and Catawba Rivers.  And finally the film highlights what lessons the Flood of 1916 has for us today.
$15.00
Center End of Year Campaign
Center End of Year Campaign
WE NEED YOUR HELP!  In difficult economic times, we can't continue to preserve mountain heritage without your help.  Supporting the Center for Cultural Preservation's End of Year Campaign enables us to expand the oral history project to record the stories of more mountain elders in a 12 county area, grow our public programs, complete more documentary films about culture and the culture/nature connection and begin education to younger people.  Thanks for your support in advance!
$25.00$1,000.00
The Land Still Speaks To Us – DVD
The Land Still Speaks To Us – DVD
The Land Still Speaks To Us is the first in a series of documentaries on mountain heritage spoken by the voices of elders in Western North Carolina.  The film depicts the agricultural life that was lived not very long ago, how people prepared their food, connected to family, community, land and faith and what it means to them today to continue their traditions.  Will we carry on the torch or let this vibrant cultural legacy disappear in the fog of modern conveniences? For bulk purchases of the DVD (more than 5) click here. To show this film at your festival or organizational gathering, click here.
$15.00
Call of the Ancient Mariner – Tee Shirt & DVD Bundle
Call of the Ancient Mariner – Tee Shirt & DVD Bundle
Save $5.00 when you purchase the Call of the Ancient Mariner Tee Shirt and DVD together. Additional pictures coming soon.
$40.00
Call of the Ancient Mariner – Tee Shirt
Call of the Ancient Mariner – Tee Shirt
Pictures and additional information coming soon.
$20.00
Where Neon Goes To Die – DVD
Where Neon Goes To Die – DVD
For over sixty years, Miami Beach flourished with half a dozen Yiddish theatres, scores of choruses and folksinger groups, literary activity, and more. Then one day it vanished in a fog of disco lights. This is the story of America's not-too-distant past, when her ethnic communities were the pride of the world. And why it is important to remember...
$19.95