From YouTube: NTDF Supported Events - February 5, 2016
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Hi I'm Consuelo, Cruz and I'm with the office of culture and creative services, and I'm here at folk, Alliance internationals world headquarters in Kansas, City's River Market, to tell you a little bit about an event that is supported by the city. It's one of the many cultural and arts events that are happening here this year and it's the folk Alliance international conference and I'm so happy to be here and have Angus finan.
Who is the executive director of folk Alliance international to tell us a little bit about the conference and guess there is so much happening with this conference. There's 2,500 people that are gonna be coming from around the world. So can you tell us kind of give us some snippets about what we can expect from the conference and how Kansas Citians can also participate? Absolutely.
Well, it's a it's a five-day conference that brings together agents, managers, presenters and artists from 20 different countries, and they come here to do their their business meetings and networking for the year. So it is an industry event, but we also have many options for the public to come. We have evening showcases concerts each night. We have an awards gala on Wednesday februari, the 17th.
We have a music camp that takes place in the Sheridan for have musicians of any age or level to come and take master classes and lessons with instructors from around the world and this year we're launching on Sunday, februari, 21st and indoor folk festival. So anybody in Kansas City, whether they're a musician or not, can come and see some of the finest local, regional, national and international artists. We have a square dance and artisans market and a gospel session in the morning. So it's going to be great family fun for everyone at.
Great because I think that's one of the things that people want to know about is it is it family friendly can I bring, my kids can I bring the entire family. The other thing that I read about was the music camps, so people can come and take classes, whether you're a musician, that's just starting out whether you're an adult, whether you're a child, and you can take music lessons from masters from musical masters. Can you tell us a little bit more about that? Well,.
Is geared to musicians of all ages and stages? So there are lessons in fiddle technique banjo technique. If someone wants to study with a master musician in terms of guitar technique or Medlen vocal workshops, there's also master classes by legends, including david and ram of members of the text maniacs. So anyone who wants to brush up on their cuanto accordion playing it really is quite a range and, and everything is of course listed on our website at folk, gorg, okay,.
It's an expensive conference to come to because it is an industry event, but we have a need for volunteers and 250 volunteers locally and in exchange for 16 hours of support they receive free registration to to the conference. We do also have different volunteer needs on our sunday for the the music fair and in exchange for four hours of support. They have access to that indoor, Folk Festival. So.