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Flame Keeper: Remembering Flory Jagoda

By Jon Lohman We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Flory Jagoda, master Sephardic Jewish singer, musician and composer, on January 29th, at the age of 97.  …

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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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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 …

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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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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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Sherman Holmes Project: The Richmond Sessions

The first solo recording in his more than fifty-year career, Sherman Holmes’ The Richmond Sessions carries on the spirit of the revered Holmes Brothers by reimagining songs and making them …

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Frank Newsome: Gone Away with a Friend (Free Dirt Records)

On Gone Away with a Friend, Frank Newsome sings a more than four-century-long American tradition into the present. His arresting style—the lined-out hymn singing of the Old Regular Baptists from …

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2019 Apprenticeship Showcase Highlights

We are so grateful to artists and audience who braved the forecast and came out for the 2019 Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase. The event featured a remarkable program switching seamlessly …

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