Harvest Folk Festival – Isthmus



This year’s vegetable garden has come to fruition and all are invited to celebrate the harvest with Afro-diasporic, indigenous, Hmong and other artists, including performances by Vidar Skrede, a Nordic violinist; the Limanya Ensemble, a dance and drumming group from West Africa; the Polish folk dance ensemble Syrena. Jessika Greendeer, Ho-Chunk Farm Manager and Seed Keeper, will discuss seed and harvesting topics. These are harvesting traditions, which exist in almost all cultures. Free.

press release: Celebrate the bountiful harvest of our vegetable garden with cultural performances by Afro-diasphoric, Indigenous, Hmong and other artists. Learn from student exhibits and reflect on the importance of harvesting traditions.

12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., October 8, Allen Centennial Gardens, 620 Babcock Dr. Madison, WI 53706. Free.

Here are the people in our line-up: midi Justice Green, lead singer of Ho-Chunk; 12:15 pm Hmong Heritage Club of Madison Dance Performance; 1:00 pm Ensemble Limanya, a dance and drum group from West Africa; 2 p.m. Jewop a cappella, UW-Madison student group; 2:15 pm Mai Zong Vue, Hmong storyteller; 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Milwaukee Syrena Polish Folk Dance Ensemble; 3 p.m. Jessika Greendeer, Ho-Chunk Farm Manager and Seed Guardian at Dream of Wild Health, speaking on seed and harvest; 4:00 p.m. Vidar Skrede, a Nordic violinist; 5:00 pm The vocal trio Red Thread will perform folk music from Eastern Europe.

All will adapt their performances to the theme of the harvest.

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