Jaranas of different sizes - Courtesy of Zenen Zeferino
The Stars On My Grandfather’s Face
By David Bearinger Zenen Zeferino is a master of the musical and poetic tradition known as Son Jarocho that is native to the Gulf-coast and southern plains of Veracruz, Mexico, where he was born and raised. It’s the first week of December, 2016. Zenen has come to Charlottesville, along with his musical collaborator Julia del […]
Removed to Watsini
A Brief History of Cherokee Printing Between 50 to 90 percent of the world’s total languages are anticipated to be extinct by 2100. Cherokee is one of them. Join book artist and VFH Fellow Frank Brannon as he describes the history of Cherokee printing, and an artist/scholar’s efforts to support the revitalization of an indigenous […]
Trio Sefardi (photo copyright Michael G Stewart)
Trio Sefardi with special guest Flory Jagoda
VFH’s Virginia Folklife Program and Congregation Beth Israel present an afternoon of Sephardic music and history with Trio Sefardi and special guest Flory Jagoda – Jan. 8 in Charlottesville.
Zenen Zeferino and Julia del Palacio - photo by Gustavo Rodriguez
Son Jarocho Workshops and Performance
Luminaria Cville is hosting a public event on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA celebrating the music and culture from Veracruz Mexico.
Mary Booth Pardon File, 21 August 1882, Records of the Secretary of the Commonwealth - Library of VA
From Mary Booth to Virginia Christian
Child Incarceration and the Making of the New South While many Virginians may be familiar with the story of Virginia Christian, the 17-year-old juvenile executed by the state of Virginia in 1912, few have heard of Mary Booth, a 14-year-old African American girl convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1882. This talk by […]
Photo by Earl Swift
The Long Life and Prospective Demise of a Storied Island Community Settled since 1778 and populated by that first family’s descendants, Tangier is one of two inhabited offshore islands in the Chesapeake Bay and a leading center for the pursuit of the bay’s famed blue crab. But throughout its recorded history it has been disappearing. […]
Photo by Pat Jarrett/VA Folklife Program
Filipino Traditions in Virginia
Approximately one million Filipinos have immigrated to the United States since the 1950s. In 2010, more than 90,000 Filipinos were living in Virginia. David Bearinger explores Filipino traditions in this installment in VFH’s Global Virginia series.