Sights & Sounds

Finding the “Nuevo South” Sound with Larry Bellorín and Joe Troop – Folklife Fieldnotes 10

Joe Troop and Larry Bellorín met in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina and hit it off immediately. Joe was dealing with a shift in his musical career and Larry …

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Film Premiere! Roots of American Culture, a Celebration of 2022 NEA National Heritage Fellows

Join us on Thursday, November 17 at 8 p.m. for the premier of Roots of American Culture: A Cross-Country Visit with Living Treasures of the Folk and Traditional Arts. This …

November 17, 2022 | 8PM | Streaming
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In Good Keeping 2022 Is Live

In Good Keeping 2022, the documentary film exploring the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Class of 2021-2022 is now live and available on-demand via our Youtube page. The stories follow the apprenticeship …

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Behind the Cut: Hair Culture in Richmond

David Robbins My name is David Robbins and I am an intern here at Virginia Humanities. I was graced with the opportunity work with a few of the different programs …

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Bomba Dance Workshop

Join Virginia Folklife mentor artist Tata Cepeda and her team from the Escuela de Bomba y Plena Doña Caridad Brenes de Cepeda for this unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals …

October 9, 2022 | 1:30PM – 3PM | Fredericksburg
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“In Good Keeping in 2022” Carysbrook Screening

The Virginia Folklife Program invites you to the Carysbrook Performing Arts Center in Fork Union (Carysbrook) for its third screening of In Good Keeping in 2022. This original, feature-length documentary film …

September 9, 2022 | 5:30PM – 8PM | Fork Union
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“In Good Keeping in 2022” Virginia Beach Screening

Update: We have a limited number of tickets still available! Event attendance will close when we reach 150 or on Tuesday, July 26, at 4pm. The Virginia Folklife Program invites …

July 26, 2022 | 5:30PM – 8PM | Virginia Beach
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Art & Alchemy

The latest issue of Southern Cultures, a journal published by UNC Press, features a story by Julia Gartrell and Katy Clune (director of the Virginia Folklife Program) about the current state of …

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Partnering to Invest in Appalachian Folk Arts Communities

In 2021, the Virginia Folklife Program began a three-year partnership with the Mid Atlantic Arts project Central Appalachia Living Traditions, or CALT. CALT promotes the understanding and recognition of folk arts …

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Richmond Folk Festival

The Virginia Folklife Program returns to the Richmond Folk Festival! On Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, visit the Folklife Area to see demonstrations by apprentices from the 2019-2020 …

October 8–9, 2022 | Richmond Folk Festival, Brown's Island, Richmond, VA 23219
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The Chosen Few: A Cappella Gospel from Virginia

We are collaborating with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to present a special online concert by the Chosen Few, a quintessential Tidewater gospel group, on Wednesday, June …

July 20, 2022 | 12PM | Online (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)
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“In Good Keeping in 2022” Film Premiere

Join us at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for a film screening and discussion honoring the artists and tradition bearers from the 2021-2022 apprenticeship class!  Since its inception in …

June 15, 2022 | 5:30PM – 8PM | Bristol
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