Musician Leeda Lyric Jones, who is LEAF's SparktheArtsNC Artist in Residence for March 2024.

Join us on Friday, March 15, for a performance by Leeda Lyric Jones, LEAF’s Spark the Arts Artist in Residence for March. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a community conversation, followed directly by live music. Free event! The North Carolina Arts Council created Spark the Arts as an awareness campaign. It was designed to […]

LEAF Member, David Nachlas, Opens Up

The festival retreat was a fortunate way to emerge from a year or more of semi-isolation, the feeling of gratitude was strong and the people were gentle.  I cried for real several times.  I had missed feeling kindness from and toward strangers, missed so many silly conversations, missed smiles and kids running crazy.  But mainly […]

LEAF International Cultural Exchange in Rwanda and Zambia


REPORT DATE: January 2020 LOCATION: Zambia CULTURE KEEPER: David Kwizera, Rwanda  “We have lost our culture & have since started adopting other cultures.”  -Senior Chief of Chishi Village  Overview of the LEAF International Discovery Expedition:  Zambia’s contemporary culture is a blend of values, norms, material and spiritual traditions of more than  70 ethnically diverse people. Most of […]