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Carolina Jamboree: Appalachia Stories

North Carolina’s history is rich with the stories of intrigue and passion, gut-wrenching struggle and the triumph of the spirit over staggering odds.  The music of our region – old-time mountain music, country, bluegrass, piedmont blues and jazz – gives a powerful aural history of generations of Carolinians, from the Appalachian Mountains to the Outer Banks.

Carolina Jamboree unfolds in three parts:  Appalachia Stories, The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey, and Fiddlesticks.  It marks the first collaboration between the world famous Red Clay Ramblers and Carolina Ballet Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett.  The work is inspired by American folk dance forms and the stubborn spirits of Carolinian forefathers and mothers.