Journey Through Latin America : Fundraiser for the Future


Journey Through Latin America : Fundraiser for the Future

  • Ayana Dusenberry

    Co-producer + Editor of Asheville Grit. I'm all about enjoying food, art, music + living the dream.

Tocadores de Marimba; Antigua, Guatemala. Source: Alfredobi, Wikimedia Commons

On Sunday, October 15th, LEAF International is having a Latin-fused celebration at White Horse Black Mountain. The event will be a uniquely cross-cultural, with music, words, and dance.


From 4-6pm, performers from Mexico, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico will come together to inspire, entertain, and encourage the preservation of the rich, sacred traditions of Latin communities everywhere. The cost is just $10 (or suggested donation) which goes to raise funds to help educate youth across the globe on the importance of traditional Guatemalan music. There will also be a silent auction with authentic crafts from Guatemalan craftsmen of El Tajar, the RAICES Folk Dancers, and more.


The event is made possible by a collaboration between LEAF Community Arts, PEG, (Proyecto Para Las Escuelas Guatemaltecas), and local, award-winning folk musician David LaMotte, who runs a nonprofit dedicated to providing needed support to underfunded schools in Guatemala.



Transportation can be requested for local communities by emailing, and for more information on the event and LEAF International Guatemala, visit


WHEN: Sunday, October 15th from 4-6pm

WHERE: White Horse Black Mountain 105 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711