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Appalasia was formed by Mimi Jong, Jeff Berman, and Sue Powers in Pittsburgh, PA. Together they have created an evocative and ambitious performance language for dulcimer, erhu, banjo, and vocals that combines the influence of their folk-roots with original composition and inspired improvisation.

This event is co-sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies Program, John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, Passport to the World's Year of Cultures Without Borders, and the Gaines Center for the Humanities. It is presented in association with the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.