Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

March thru May – Dollywood’s Festival of Nations! Come and see the most captivating entertainment from around the world with their music, dance, food and art.

This year the Festival of Nations presents:
Samaia: Georgian Legend
Watch as more than 40 dancers and singers from the Georgian Caucasus display a stunning performance. Featuring sword fights, ballet, traditional dance, drumming, songs and chanting.
Los Pampas Gauchos
New this year is an exciting and lively family act. Representing Argentina’s traditional folk dancing with a modern twist and a splash of comedy is the Los Pampas Gauchos. Don’t miss this fast-paced production featuring drums, boleadoras, knives, capes, and even whips!
Experience Ireland’s most popular songs and instrumental music of the traditional sounds of the Emerald Isle. Audiences will be captivated by the very talented musicians as they play a blend of New World enthusiasm and Old World virtuosity. Oisre is a musical journey not to be missed!
Check out this lively performance of a rhythmic blend of music representing different areas of the Andes, Atahualpa. Contemporary music with South American dance and traditional songs that resonate for native Incan instruments along with guitars and keywords.
From Nova Scotia there is a wonderful musical production of 20 musicians, dancers, drummers, and singers of Aboriginal, Black, Celtic and Acadian cultures. This internationally renowned show combines a heart-pumping fusion of music, dance, poetry, video, rhythm and song!
Enjoy the sounds of Trinidad and Tobago filled with lively island rhythms. Performing on a steel orchestra sharing gospel, salsa, calypso, pop, reggae and American big band tunes!
Hear the unique sound from an instrument that was created in Switzerland in 2000 called- the hand drum. Keona introduces a new steel drum instrument producing an amazing melodic sound to listeners. Make sure to hear this new rhythmic style of music.
Zambia Vocal Group
From different African tribes comes the collective sound of the Zambia Vocal Group. The capella group performs traditional hymns and original sings with amazing African rhythms, vocal percussion and complex vocal harmonies.

Come to the Smoky Mountains and check out Dollywood’s Festival of Nations beginning March 26 through May 2, 2011!