High Roads + Railroads

FLASHFEST is a new pop-up arts happening that explores all art forms in myriad ways with appeal to all ages and interests. Each event will turn on a particular theme, which will be up for a short time and then disappear until the next FLASHFEST. The first event at Grand Park, High Roads + Railroads features roots music from Irish and African American traditions.

A musical mash-up from two continents, High Roads + Railroads merges the forces of two bands, The Ebony Hillbillies and Téada.  The fiddle and banjo share the stage with two dueling dance traditions -- Irish dancer Brian Cunningham and Los Angles tapper Channing Cook Holmes.  Holmes will also offer a Tap Dance workshop – one of six workshops during High Roads + Railroads.  Angela Lloyd will offer “Quilts of Words, Patches of Music,” including a story self-accompanied on washboard; Lloyd also offers a Washboard workshop.  Other workshops include Irish Folk Dance with Maire Clerkin, and visual arts workshops with Alvaro Asturias and Eiko Amano.

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