Lua Project Blends Mexican and Appalachian Styles of Music
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A presentation depicting the experiences of Latino immigrants who settled in central Virginia brought people together in Charlottesville on Sunday.
Members of the Lua Project interviewed various immigrants and then turned their stories into songs combining Mexican and Appalachian styles of music.
“To help raise awareness of the fact that Virginia's culture is constantly changing, immigration didn't happen a long time ago, and immigration isn't just happening now, it's been over a consistent period of time, we're a country of immigrants,” said Estela Knott, with the Lua Project
Virginia Humanities sponsored the project and provided several grants to help with its completion. The group does plan to have future performances but at this time members have not announced any upcoming dates.