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The Olwell Brothers on Uncovered: From the Vault

This month on Uncovered: From the Vault of the Virginia Folklife Program we are premiering a gem of a performance featuring Aaron and Matthew Olwell with pianist Cleek Schrey with …

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Phil Wiggins on Uncovered: From the Vault

On Tuesday, February 23 Phil Wiggins will be joining us on our next installment of Uncovered: From the Vault of the Virginia Folklife Program. We’ll be chatting with Phil after …

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Uncovered: From the Vault of the Virginia Folklife Program

Rev. Tarrence Paschall will be joining us for a livestream of a 2004 concert.

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Celebrating Flory Jagoda’s Birthday

Celebrate Flory Jagoda’s birthday in a lunchtime livestream concert with the National Museum of Ameriucan Jewish History.

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Junious Brickhouse:

Artist, educator, folklorist, dancer and community activist In this video produced by the the National Council for the Traditional Arts Junious Brickhouse reflects on his lifelong exploration of African American …

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All Together Now: Richmond Folk Festival 2020

Watch new and past favorite performances from the Virginia Folklife Stage This two-part television program from VPM features new performances from some of Virginia’s most talented artists, along with several …

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2020 Richmond Folk Festival Online Stream

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

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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 …

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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 …

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The Life of Flory Jagoda: the keeper of the flame

Born in 1923 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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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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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, …

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Legendary Ingramettes: Take a Look in the Book – album out now

The Virginia Folklife Program is so proud to announce the release of Take a Look in the Book, the new album from The Legendary Ingramettes. Six decades of music, sixty-five …

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Richmond Folk Festival Highlights – 15th Anniversary

As we look back at the 15th Folk Festival in Richmond we can’t help but take pride in the stunning success of this event! This was another great year, and …

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Virginia Folklife Apprenticeships will begin on May 1, 2020 and run through May 1, 2021. The application deadline for this cycle is January 31, 2020.