Photo by Tom Pich
Virginia Rhythms: National Treasures Among Us
Few states have yielded as many National Heritage Fellows as Virginia. VFH and the Virginia Folklife Program are playing an increasing role in seeing so many Virginians receive NEA’s highest honor.
Photo by Pat Jarrett
Amazing artists take Charlottesville from Africa to Appalachia
Pure magic happened when Master Malian Griot Cheick Hamala Diabate joined Sammy Shelor and Danny Knicely, for three days of musical collaboration and fellowship.
A Conversation with Laura Ortiz
A Mexican Folk Dancer connects to her daughter and heritage through the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. “When I dance with my daughter I am passing on the tradition in the most passionate and authentic way.”
Charlie McClendon in his home studio with the original reel-to-reel recording of “Rainy Night in Georgia.” photo by pat Jarrett.
Crossing Over: The Charlie McClendon Story
VFH Folklife Director Jon Lohman tells the story of Charlie McClendon and the R&B music scene in Hampton Roads in the 1960s.
Virginia Folklife master and apprentice shape note singers. Photo by Pat Jarrett.
Shenandoah Valley Shape Note Singers
With Good Reason‘s Kelley Libby visits a shape note sing near Harrisonburg, VA that was the first all-day singing from the new Shenandoah Harmony tunebook.
Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes nominated for IMA Gospel Album of the Year!
Evangelist Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes join more than 300 exceptional artists as Nominees in The 12th Independent Music Awards, the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.