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The Midwest Folklife Festival is a showcase for rich cultural arts and traditions of the Upper Midwest.
Since 2001 the Festival has been a joint project of the the folk arts programs and state art agencies of the Midwestern states including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The Festival rotates annually among the partnering states. In 2013 Michigan joins the group and will host the Midwest Folklife Festival as part of the Great Lakes Folk Festival- Aug 9, 10 and 11- in downtown East Lansing.
Here are Midwest Artists appearing at this year's festival.
Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet - Bluegrass from Chardon, Ohio
Mike Espy and Yakity Yak - Delta Blues from Fenton, Michigan
Kaivama - Finnish-American from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lanialoha Lee - Hawai'ian Ukulele/Hula from Chicago, Illinois
Joel Mabus - Old Time Strings, from Portage, Michigan
Mai Zong Vue - Hmong Vocal Music from Madison, Wisconsin
Red Tail Ring/ Bowhunter - Old Time String Band and Contra Dance from Kalamazoo, Michigan
Tumbao Bravo - Cuban/Caribbean from Ann Arbor, Michigan
Svetla Vladeva and The Eastern European Ensemble - Balkan Music, Bloomington, Indiana