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Virginia Folklife Program is Seeking Cultural Storytellers

The Virginia Folklife Program wants to hear from you and your communities. Email us your pitch to Sights and Sounds!

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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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“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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Lemlem Gebray – Folklife Fieldnotes Episode 5

 Lemlem Gebray is teaching her daughters, Datta and Akeza Seyoum, in the Ethiopian coffee ceremony tradition for the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. In this Episode of Folklife Fieldnotes, we honor …

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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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Lemlem Gebray and Datta and Akeza Seyoum

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and Ethiopian beans are arguably some of the best in the world. As legend has it, coffee was first discovered by …

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Lelis and Ken Garcia Olaes

Lelis and Ken Garcia Olaes keep Filipino flavors alive at Angie’s Bakery in Virginia Beach.

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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 …

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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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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