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Communique: Nancy Smith Creates "Carolina Soul Festival" In Calabash

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Nancy Smith, Director of the Carolina Soul Festival

The inaugural Carolina Soul Festival in Calabash features traditional and alternative practitioners of health care, nutrition, exercise, elder care, and more with a variety of vendors and demonstrations. Musicians include The Christine Martinez Band, Justin Cody Fox Trio, and Selah Dubb. Belly dancing, kirtans, circus arts, yoga, and even a psychic or two will be there to "promote, not only exercise, but movement, music, and art a s a path to prevention, healing, and happiness," according to the director, Nancy Smith.

Carolina Soul Festival. Saturday, September 10 at 9480 Ocean Hwy W. (NC 17), Calabash. 10:00am-6:00pm. Dog friendly (on a leash), $5 adults/kids under 12 free.
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Nancy Smith

Listen above to our interview with Nancy about the festival, and about the non-profit organization Community Movement Alliance (CMA). The mission of CMA is to serve marginalized youth and families in South Brunswick County through movement-based education in dance, martial arts, and yoga. 

At the Carolina Soul Festival:

Health Screenings: Free screenings and demos from area health professionals.

Fitness Demos: Yoga, Piloxing, Zumba, Belly dancing, and more.

Kid's Zone: Face painting, sand mandalas, yoga demos, and activities designed to get children thinking about health, living, and mindfulness. 

 

Vendor Village: Transformative products and gifts from merchants selling clothing, skin care, body treatments, jewelry, music, art, educational courses, and more.

 

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