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Folkmoot celebrates Latin American heritage

Maritzaida and Aaron Weibe will play Waynesville May 2. Donated photo) Maritzaida and Aaron Weibe will play Waynesville May 2. Donated photo)

Folkmoot USA will present Maritzaida & Raíces Emma-Erwin Latin America Dancers at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville. 

Maritzaida’s professional music career began while singing for the U.S. Air Force Bands and touring internationally alongside her husband and guitarist, Aaron Weibe. Their sounds resurrect the classic style of traditional bolero music with the authenticity of past generations, bringing it to a global audience in the modern age. Enjoy the timeless melodies of Latin America’s romantic heritage.

Raíces Emma-Erwin offers a celebration of the traditional music and dance of Latin America. Their mission is to build greater awareness and understanding of Latino culture through the arts and bring unity to our diverse communities through the beauty and fun of traditional Latin American music and dance.

Raíces Emma-Erwin is a nonprofit organization that works with youth from the community of Emma/Erwin and surrounding areas. One of the programs is the Ballet Folklórico that disseminates among our youth, the culture and dances of the regions of Latin America.

Tickets are $22 for adults, $5 for students (promo code: STUDENT). The Delish Venezuelan Food Truck will also be onsite. 

Folkmoot is honored and grateful to be awarded a grassroots grant from Haywood County Arts Council. This project was also supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

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