July 21, 2016
Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium
101 Independence Ave, SE Washington, DC 20540
The American Folklife Center‘s Homegrown concert series presents the very best of traditional music and dance from a variety of folk cultures thriving in the United States. The concerts are free of charge, do not require tickets for admission, and are presented from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Library’s historic Coolidge Auditorium. One of goals of the series is to bring the multicultural richness of American folk arts from around the country to the Capitol. To make sure that they are getting the very best artists from all regions of the country, the American Folklife Center works closely with state folklorists in each state, who advise on artists and styles of performance that are important in their regions.
Virginia State Folklorist and director of the Virginia Folklife Program at the Virgina Foundation for the Humanitites, Jon Lohman recommended the Legendary Ingramettes. For more than five decades, The Ingramettes have been bringing their music and ministry to congregations in the Tidewater and Piedmont. Their commanding, spirit-filled performances demonstrate the extraordinary depth of talent in American gospel music. The group is one of Virginia’s premier gospel ensembles.