The 13th Annual Appalachian State University Fiddler's Convention
We Are: Appalachia
This five-part video series encapsulates the music, traditions, and events that would have normally taken place at Appalachian States Fiddler's Convention. The series also includes perspectives from Tom Hansell and Dr. Shepherd-Powell from the Center for Appalachian Studies. Tom discusses the history of labor unions and connects them to current issues of environmental justice within the region. Dr. Shepherd-Powell discusses and demonstrates the diverse history of Appalachian percussive dance. Lastly, we wrap up the series with a small front desk concert from Cane Mill Road. The Appalachian Heritage Council invites you to join us in exploring the many facets of Appalachia.
We Are: Appalachia "Justice for the Appalachian Environment"
Tom Hansell, professor in the Center for Appalachian Studies, discusses the history of environmental justice in Appalachia, connecting labor history with fossil fuel extraction and racial justice
We Are: Appalachia "Appalachian Percussive Dance"
Dr. Julie Shepherd-Powell, assistant professor in the Center for Appalachian Studies, discusses and demonstrates the diverse history of Appalachian percussive dance, also known as flatfooting, buck dancing, and clogging. Fiddle tunes and tapping toes included.