40th Anniversary | Folklife
VFH’s Folklife Program produced a series of recordings featuring musicians across the Crooked Road in 2005.
40th Anniversary | Culture & Identity | Folklife
Photographer Glen McClure, the Newport News Mariner’s Museum and VFH show the faces of the men and women who work the waters of the Chesapeake.
Fellowships | Folklife | History
More than a hundred years ago, the Southern Industrial Educational Association began as the earliest philanthropic organization aimed at improving life in rural Appalachia.
A very special instrument, a 75-year-old Hohner Student III accordion, is getting new life as a result of the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program.
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.
HoustonFest shows that the long legacy of folk music is in good hands in Virginia.
40th Anniversary | Culture & Identity | Folklife | Grants
In 2006, VFH was asked to support an effort to distill the music of Appalachian Virginia into two CDs that would tell the story of coal.
African American Heritage | Folklife
Photo by Pat Jarrett
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 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.”