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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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Sherman Holmes on Uncovered: From the Vault

Sherman Holmes will be our guest on our last installment of Uncovered: From the Vault of the Virginia Folklife Program at noon on Tuesday, May 25. Sherman is a founding …

May 25, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Streaming
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Announcing the 2021-2022 Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Class

The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities is proud to announce the 2021-2022 class of master artists and apprentices.

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Yara Cordeiro and Ruthie Lezama

Capoeira Starting in the 1500s, Brazilian plantation owners trafficked in enslaved Africans for free labor. In this brutal system, enslaved people worked to death on plantations that benefited of the …

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A Brief Tour of Virginia’s Cultural Festivals

Join us and the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for their Virtual Speaker Series on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. when they’ll be talking with Pat Jarrett, Interim Director …

May 4, 2021 | 7PM | Online
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Emily and Martha Spencer on Uncovered: From the Vault

Whitetop Mountain Band have been part of the Virginia Folklife Program for just about as long as the program’s been in existence. They epitomize the driving rhythm and voicing of …

April 27, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Virtual
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Horace Scruggs, Hannah Scruggs and Niya Bates

Horace Scruggs, his daughter Hannah Scruggs and historian Niya Bates are working together exploring family roots, and navigating the waterways themselves, on the rivers of central Virginia.

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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 …

March 30, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Virtual
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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 …

February 23, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Streaming on Facebook and Zoom
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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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Mac Traynham and Ashlee Watkins

Mac Traynham said that there’s a family-like connection in the music communities of southwest Virginia, and it’s why he’s devoted his life to it.

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