Rising Appalachia Music at Britt Festivals
Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition, and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance.
With his unmistakable baritone voice and six-and-a-half foot charm, Chali 2na has established himself as one of hip-hop's preeminent and most charismatic personalities. He's also garnered renowned praise as a visual artist across a wide spectrum of mediums. Most known for co-founding music groups, Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Chali released his debut solo album Fish Outta Water in 2009.
Big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love: wild hearted globe-trotter Dustin Thomas is making waves worldwide with his infectious and captivating blend of beat-box/Soul Folk. Armed with a voice, a guitar and universal anthems of faith, love, and war; this young artist continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of music, joy, and peace.
“…a powerful singer songwriter in the midst of a massive empowerment movement.” – Huffington Post