Policing The Jig
There’s no such thing as silence. This week’s guests reveal that there’s always something to hear.
The Life of Flory Jagoda: the keeper of the flame
Born in 1923 in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Flory Jagoda learned songs from her grandmother, or “Nona” as she calls her, who knew the musical traditions passed down through their Sephardic Jewish …
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In this webinar, recorded April 28, 2020, author Grace Hale discusses her newest book, Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture, with Karl Hagstrom Miller. …
The Old Jimmy Sutton
A masterful songster recorded by two folklorists, fifty years apart. When the late folklorist Alan Lomax set out on his now infamous “Southern Journey” in 1959, he stopped in Chilhowie, …
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These are trying times for musicians as large gatherings have been outlawed. Virginia Folklife has created TRAIN: Teachers of Remote Arts Instruction Network in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and …
Legendary Ingramettes new album Take a Look in the Book is a “celestial outpouring of gospel goodness”
The new album from The Legendary Ingramettes is called Take a Look in the Book and it is getting stellar reviews: NPR’s Sunday Edition: The Power of Gospel during Crisis …
Legendary Ingramettes: Take a Look in the Book – album out now
The Virginia Folklife Program is so proud to announce the release of Take a Look in the Book, the new album from The Legendary Ingramettes. Six decades of music, sixty-five …
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Resources for Artists Affected by Covid 19
Helpful Links for artists and musicians who have lost income because of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Call and Response
by Greg Willett In a small Catholic church in Pleven, Bulgaria, the congregation sat in silence. The Reverend Almeta Ingram-Miller and her gospel group, The Legendary Ingramettes, were told it …
Mountains in Harmony
The singing of former Appalachian coal miner and preacher Frank Newsome exemplifies the oldest, English-language religious music passed down orally in America. And there’s a mountain range in Romania where coal mining communities share a lot in common with Appalachia.
Canceled: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges
This event, along with the rest of the 2020 Virginia Festival of the Book has been canceled.
Canceled: Exploring the Wilds: The Violin in Early America
This event has been canceled. See the Frontier Culture Museum‘s website for more information. In an era before recordings, live music was prevalent, and the violin was king. The same …