Kentucky Legends: Cornbread & Tortillas

Lexington Public Library - Marksbury Family Branch

2197 Versailles Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40504

Saturday, April 13th
2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

This program is part of Kentucky Legends, a series exploring our state's culture, history, and lore.

This diverse show consists of two artists from Appalachia and two of Latino heritage, and is a mix of Appalachian, Andean, and Mexican music, dance, and stories. Students will see and hear instruments such as the banjo, Appalachian Dulcimer, guitar, charango, zampoñas and quenas (Andean flutes), various drums, and rhythms made by dancing feet. Students will hear traditional songs of Mexico, Kentucky, and Ecuador, sung in English and Spanish. They will see and compare flatfoot dancing from Appalachia and several styles of colorful Ballet Folklórico from Mexico.

The artists highlight the interconnections among the various cultures, in a mesmerizing way that celebrates the cultures involved. Audiences come away with an enhanced appreciation for cross-cultural similarities and differences, and the variety of arts present in cultures throughout the Americas.