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