The News & Record will offer exclusive live interviews of N.C. Folk Festival performers during the festival.
The interviews, about 15 minutes each, will take place at at GreenHill Gallery in the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center and be broadcast on Facebook Live. They are free and open to the public, with limited seating available.
The interviews are:
12:30–12:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8: Kristyn Harris, Western swing, country, yodeling, interviewed by music writer Eddie Huffman
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8: Wesley Louissant of Wesli, Reggae, Afro Beat, Haitian Rara, interviewed by music writer Eddie Huffman
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8: Sona Jobarteh, West African Kora, interviewed by arts and entertainment reporter Dawn Kane
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8: Shumiel Kuyenov of Shashmaqam, Jewish Bukharan music, interviewed by dancer and writer Faun Finley
4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8: Julie, Kerry, Tom Fitzgerald of the Fitzgeralds, fiddling and step-dancing siblings, interviewed by music writer Parke Puterbaugh
1:15–1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9: Robyn Watson, tap dancer, interviewed by dancer and writer Faun Finley
2:15–2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9: Connie Steadman, gospel singer and storyteller, interviewed by Cindy Loman, News & Record features editor and editor of 1808: Greensboro's Magazine
3:15–3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9: Trio Brasileiro, Brazilian choro, interviewed by writer Tina Firesheets
The News & Record offered live interviews in 2016 and 2017 at the National Folk Festival, this festival's predecessor.
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