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Appalachian Spirit to perform holiday concert

December 1, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

As a string band plays an old-time tune, flat-footing dancers pound out the percussion - not an uncommon sight in the Mountain Highlands of West Virginia. But what makes this ensemble unique is that they are college students at Davis & Elkins rehearsing on the back porch of one of the campus's historic mansions. They are celebrating the region's traditional music and dance - not rock, not rap, not hip-hop, but breakdowns, back-step, flatfoot and clogging.



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