The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) announces the 2017-2018 class of Master Artists in the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. Master Artists are selected through a …
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, …
In 2009, VFH fellow and book artist Frank Brannon, began work with the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee, Norther Carolina, to revitalize the nearly lost art of Cherokee letter press printing. Now, he talks about his with the Cherokee community, as well as history of the Cherokee written language itself.
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.
Sherman Holmes takes special pleasure in seeing a young person from his own hometown carrying on the blues tradition.
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.