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

Movement Works
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.

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.