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With such a busy schedule, Giddens said, she was “happy but tired. I’m looking forward to some time to do things and not be on a plane. “

Her career “is better than I could have imagined because I now have a mission like this,” she said. “I have something that I feel like I’m here to say or try to platform or highlight. That means that I feel like I have a goal. I think that’s the best for an actor. “

Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane is a reporter for Greensboro News & Record. Contact her at [email protected] or 336-373-5204 and follow @dawndkaneNR on Twitter.

NC Folk Festival

Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights of the three-day festival in downtown Greensboro, September 7-9:

NC Makers Marketplace

Over 50 artists and artisans from more than 30 cities in North Carolina represent traditions from the Atlantic coast to the Blue Ridge Mountains and have been selected to showcase their work and products at the festival.


The following have been announced as contributors for this year’s festival:

Amythyst Kiah: An alternative country and blues singer / songwriter from Johnson City, Tennessee.

Big Bang Boom: Greensboro’s own three-piece power pop band from fathers playing kindie music.

Donna Washington: Internationally renowned storyteller and spoken word recording artist from Durham.

Sona Jobarteh: The first female kora virtuoso from a West African griot family. The kora is a 21-string African harp.

Jarekus Singleton: This Mississippi singer mixes hip hop puns, rock energy, and R&B grooves with contemporary and traditional blues.

Big Sam’s Funky Nation: Known to television audiences for his recurring roles on the acclaimed HBO series “Treme,” Sam and his band Funky Nation play a mix of funk, jazz, rock and hip-hop.

Wesli: A fusion of Afro-Beat, Reggae and Haitian Rara. He and his band perform on his handmade guitars.

The employer: This Latin American marching band from Lima, Peru, has its roots in the tradition of the “Fiestas Populares” or city festivals that are common in rural villages across Latin America.

The embers: Beach Music: One of the most famous, successful and longest running bands that plays beach music.

Brazilian trio: This Grammy-nominated trio plays traditional Brazilian choral music.

Water wind: The Puerto Rican group combines the traditional Afro-Puerto Rican rhythms, bomba and plena, with other Afro-Caribbean styles and jazz.

Kristin Harris: Western swing, country, yodelling

The Fitzgeralds: Ottawa Valley violins and tap dancing

Shashmaqam: Jewish Bukhara music from Central Asia.

Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury and Naren Budhkar: Indian sitar and tabla.

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas: Zydeco, fast and furious accordion-driven dance music.

John Jorgenson Quintet: Gypsy Jazz: Born and raised in Wisconsin, Jorgenson is known as the “US Ambassador for Gypsy Jazz”.

voluntary work

Want to help? The organizers hope to fill around 1,800 volunteer shifts for this year’s festival and estimate that around 1,000 volunteers will be needed. The average working time of volunteers is three hours. Sign up at

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