We have lots of great entertainment this year, both on the main stage and around the festival. Listen to live music, watch belly dancing, hooping and medieval arms, demonstrations and even participate in an interactive drum circle. We are very excited about the huge variety of acts and performances planned for the event.
So read highlights about some of the performances below, then make sure to check the schedule so you don't miss your favorites!www.airtitealibi.com
One Tribe…One Heartbeat. ..One Sound. One Tribe is a gathering of sounds and rhythms, energy and togetherness. Started off as a side project from local Raleigh gatherings, One Tribe has now taken shape into a journey of musical exploration. Creating not only traditional rhythms, but extending out into multi-cultural landscapes. Multiple people, multiple personalities, multiple instruments…One Purpose…Unity. www.onetriberhythms.com
Cindy Rhodes aka Mermaid Morrigan, is an accomplished musician & award-winning artist living in beautiful coastal North Carolina. With her classical training & performance experience, she now uses her talent to compose & perform her original compositions for the piano & hammered dulcimer. Combining the grounded tones of the piano & the airborne tones of the dulcimer, she creates what she calls "mermaid music," an ethereal concoction of soundwaves that places the listener into her meditative mermaid world. Currently, she is completing a new CD to be called "Mermaid's Blessings!" www.mermaidmansion.com
Comedic Wizard Rock for Harry Potter fans. Cary-based duo, Scott & Kirsten Vaughan have been singing all kinds of music together since 1992 when they met as members of the Society for Creative Anachronism and were active with the Saxapahaw-based Lunatic Fringe for many years. Nowadays, they dabble in all kind of fantasy, celtic, medieval and folk music and the local Steampunk scene. This November they'll be headlining at the Quidditch World cup in New York City. blibberinghumdingers.comfacebook.com/succubussorority
Raven Moonstar has been training for 4 years with Xavier Shadowdancer at Twisted Dance Studio in Greensboro, NC. While expanding her knowledge in egyptian cabaret style and expanding in doing solo performances her latest performances include student hafla's produced by the studio, performing at PPD last year, and performing as a wondering belly dancer at the Greensboro Summer Solstice. She mainly likes to use rock music with her dancing to express her style as a solo artist.pureglobe.org
Amanda has been a student of the Hoop Path for three years and through hooping has become entranced by the art of "flow". She finds joy entertaining, teaching, and inspiring others through "flow" with hoops, poi, staff and juggling.
"This Means War!"
European Medieval Arts of ArmsFor everyone who enjoys the history of the sword. For everyone who enjoys the Martial Arts. For everyone who loves the sound of steel on steel. Those brave knights are back again, to risk life and limb for honor and glory. They, who have thrilled us year after year, risking injury and sore muscles to give you a taste of days gone by. Come and enjoy. Come and learn. Come and cheer on the fighters as they pay homage to and show their admiration for the warriors of ancient days who fought with courage, skill, and a good piece of steel. You'll find them just inside the entrance. Just follow the sound of steel on steel.To find more about EMAA, go to their website. www.emaaknights.com