Every big event in Greensboro, it seems, has UNCG ties.
The National Folk Festival is no exception.
Dr. Gavin Douglas and Dr. Revell Carr, faculty in the UNCG School of Music’s ethnomusicology program, are members of the festival’s Program Committee.
Those members are key in selecting the performers, as consultants to the national festival.
It’s an enjoyable role, Carr explained, as they listen to lots of recordings of potential performers.
Both faculty members will also serve in introducing and hosting some of the performers during the three-day festival.
The festival, with no admission charge, will be Sept. 9-11 throughout downtown Greensboro. It will feature a diverse range of musical and art genres from throughout America.
Visual: Klezmer performance at last year’s National Folk Festival. Photo courtesy the National Folk Festival.