Ethno USA 2022

Ethno USA 2022

location_on Black Mountain, United States

The 2nd Ethno USA returns to the mountains of Western North Carolina in October 2022.

Held together with the amazing LEAF Festival (, Ethno USA participants will experience the wonderful of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a diversity of musical traditions both from within the USA and from around the world!

Participants will lodge & rehearse at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, a serene mountain retreat across the valley from Lake Eden.  The week will be filled with sharing, learning, lots of rehearsing, visits by special guests and Ethno USA’s school outreach in the area.

The Ethno USA music gathering will culminate in mainstage performances at LEAF festival.

Applications are open now until Aug 31!

Feel free to email with any questions.

Artistic Mentors

Dal'Suhu Not-Afraid
Guitar, drums, vocals

Helen Forsythe
Banjo, accordion, vocals

Justin Golden
Guitar, vocals

Anh Phung

Benjamin Black

YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly