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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
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
Musical Conversation with David Holt – DVD
Musical Conversation with David Holt – DVD

David Holt is a mountain musician, a storyteller and a cultural preservation who for decades has worked tirelessly to keep mountain culture alive and thriving. This DVD captures his powerful performance and discussion on why he works to keep the fires burning. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this DVD will support David Holt's new PBS program, David Holt's State of Music.

For bulk purchases of the DVD (more than 5) click here.

To show this film at your festival or organizational gathering, click here.

$18.00
The Golden Side of the Tracks – DVD
The Golden Side of the Tracks – DVD
Overtown, Miami, Florida is a tale of two cities: a blossoming cultural center of black Miami that was celebrated as the "Harlem of the South" because of its cultural venues and business activity; and a city that was severely oppressed by city leaders and other forces. GOLDEN SIDE OF THE TRACKS tells the story of Overtown's rise as an important American community, its struggles to regain its footing after the interstate destroyed a major part of its community in the 1960's and its battle today against gentrification.
$15.00
Call of the Ancient Mariner – DVD
Call of the Ancient Mariner – DVD
CALL OF THE ANCIENT MARINER is a new documentary film by David Weintraub taking the viewer on a fascinating exploration of sea turtles and human culture. Thousands of cultures have been captivated by this iconic creature making the turtle their totem, their deity, their inspiration for wisdom, fertility and longevity. As a result, man's first writing was done on the back of a turtle shell, the first known coin has a sea turtle on it. The Maya based their sophisticated astronomical based on the scutes of a turtle. Mariner documents these spellbinding historical connections and what they mean for us today and how they inform our current conservation efforts.
$20.00