The program that emerged from Pickering’s trip, LEAF International Rwanda, is now sending four of its performers to LEAF. The young Rwandans will join over 400 other artists at the festival’s 44th edition, which takes over Camp Rockmont from Thursday, May 11, to Sunday, May 14.
Pairing psychedelic rock infused with West African and Afro-Colombian rhythm, this band all the way from Oakland, Calif. brings a lot of what Asheville likes to the stage. And, better yet, the Friday show is FREE.
Zansa, The Secret B-Sides and Diali Cissokho & Kairaba make a night of it at Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, Aug. 30. The event includes dance lessons and African cuisine.