On Friday, September 26, join two of Louisville’s exciting new folk music groups for a Night of Mountain Music, featuring music from the Appalachian Mountains to the Andes. Appalatin with its fusion of Appalachian and Latin folk music will be joined by the teen trio Nora, Ben & Eli, who perform folk music in the Scots-Irish tradition, including Appalachian music.
The concert will be held Friday, Sept. 26 at The Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak Street, Louisville, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Reservations will be accepted in advance; call the Rudyard Kipling at 636-1311.
Appalatin (www.appalatin.com) formed in 2006 in Louisville through band members’ mutual love of the folk music sounds of Latin America and the Caribbean. Two band members grew up in the Appalachian mountains and the other two are from Latin America. Appalatin’s music is a fusion of Latin and Appalachian folk music influenced from the sounds of the Caribbean, Central America, Andes Mountains, and the Appalachian Mountain regions. Instrumentation features the guitar, charango, mandolin, Andean flutes, bongos, congas, and cajón. Their songs reflect messages of freedom, community, empowerment, human rights, spirituality, and environmental stewardship.
Nora, Ben, and Eli (www.norabenandeli.com) began playing together as members of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists. Their musical influence has come not only from the Leopards, but from musicians at the Hindman Settlement School’s Appalachian Family Folk Week, Berea College’s Christmas Country Dance School, and the Port Townsend (Washington) Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. Nora, Ben & Eli play an eclectic mix including jazz, Irish and Appalachian folk, and original tunes. Their arrangements incorporate fiddle, guitar, banjo, accordion, mandolin, percussion, ukulele, and tin whistle as well as vocals.
Location:The Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St.