Jon LohmanNews

A message from Jon Lohman:

After nearly two incredible decades, I have chosen to move on from my position of Director of the Virginia Folklife Program. It has been an amazing journey, and I simply …

All Together NowEvent

All Together Now: Richmond Folk Festival 2020

VPM to broadcast new and past favorite performances from the Virginia Folklife Stage on TV This two-part television program, created specifically for the 2020 festival, features new performances from some …

October 10–11, 2020 | VPM: Virginia's Home for Public Media
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2020 Richmond Folk Festival

The Richmond Folk Festival will celebrate its 16th anniversary the weekend of October 9-11 with a “virtual” event that will bring together the community through a special television program, radio …

October 9–11, 2020 | Virtual
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The Shockoe Sessions presents The Legendary Ingramettes Live Streaming from Richmond

Richmond’s First Family of Gospel, the Legendary Ingramettes will be live at In Your Ear Studio on Tuesday evening, September 21 at 7:30. The stream can be seen on In …

September 22, 2020 | 7:30PM
Sights & Sounds

The Shockoe Sessions: The Legendary Ingramettes Live Stream from In Your Ear Studios in Richmond

Richmond’s First Family of Gospel, the Legendary Ingramettes performed live at In Your Ear Studio on September 21. The stream can be seen on In Your Ear’s Facebook Page or …

Harold MitchellSights & Sounds

The Voice: Remembering Harold Mitchell

All of us at the Virginia Folklife Program are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Harold Mitchell: emcee extraordinaire, master storyteller, and keeper of an encyclopedic knowledge …

Flory JagodaSights & Sounds

The Life of Flory Jagoda: the keeper of the flame

Born in 1926 in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Flory Jagoda learned songs from her grandmother, or “Nona” as she calls her, who knew the musical traditions passed down through their Sephardic Jewish …

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You Should Have Been Here Yesterday

The Handmade Music School Presents: Handmade at Home – A Virtual Workshops Series: *Suggested donation of $15* Jon Lohman, approaching his 20th year as Virginia’s State Folklorist, will discuss the …

May 27, 2020 | 3PM | Crowdcast Discussion
Sights & Sounds

Real Folk: Passing on Trades and Traditions of the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program

Watch the 5-episode virtual tour: Since 2002, the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program at Virginia Humanities has brought together more than 150 experienced master artists and eager apprentices, ensuring various art …

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Real Folk: Passing on Trades and Traditions of the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program – Exhibition

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum reopened to the public June 11. Since 2002, the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program at Virginia Humanities has brought together more than 130 experienced master …

March 6 – August 2, 2020 | The Birthplace of Country Music Museum
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The Old Jimmy Sutton

A masterful songster recorded by two folklorists, fifty years apart. When the late folklorist Alan Lomax set out on his now infamous “Southern Journey” in 1959, he stopped in Chilhowie, …

Take a Look in the BookNews

Legendary Ingramettes new album Take a Look in the Book is a “celestial outpouring of gospel goodness”

The new album from The Legendary Ingramettes is called Take a Look in the Book and it is getting stellar reviews: NPR’s Sunday Edition: The Power of Gospel during Crisis …