Celebrating 25 years! Connecting Cultures & Creating Community Through World Music & Arts

"In this 25th year, may LEAF come around into a new cycle of life celebration! We need LEAF to help us remember our love and connection to each other, ourselves and the world and to celebrate that in an all inclusive somewhat revolutionary way!"

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LEAF Celebrates 25 Years & Invites Asheville to Explore the World at New Global Arts Center

What began as an immersive biannual festival experience has since evolved into a full-spectrum global arts non-profit organization providing cultural arts education to over 12,000 youth each year in WNC while supporting the preservation of timeless traditions in 10 countries worldwide…

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Ty G.
Ty G.LEAF Member
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"LEAF has been a force for positive change and education within the community, that boosted growth through cross-cultural awareness. I believe that music has been the single most catalyst for tolerance and curiosity within my life, personally! LEAF is a great platform for that kind of growth."
C.A.LEAF Member
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"The music, the love, the culture. LEAF is the whole package."

Mayani is a Maasai boy from longido Arusha. He went to boarding school at 6 years old and lost his Maasai language and tradition. Since joining the LEAF program, he has learned to sing Maasai songs, practiced the ‘jump’ tradition and wear Maasai shukas (traditional clothing). Mayani is extremely happy and is currently teaching other youth the culture.