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The Unbelievable Artistry of Baltimore Crankie Fest

That’s a wrap! The 2023 Baltimore Crankie Fest came and went and in its wake, nearly 1,000 audience members from around the world were moved and thrilled by the hand-scrolled panorama known as the crankie. Above, Alex and Olmsted showcase their unique “Bread” crankie, one of the nine storytelling pieces…...

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Virtual Field Trips: World Culture in Context

Launched by CCV in late 2020 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, World Culture in Context (WCC) takes students on a virtual field trip by connecting them with community tradition-bearers from across the globe. Students can visit with a roster of artists from Tuva to South Korea to Columbia…...

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globalFEST brings the Legendary Ingramettes to Lincoln Center in New York City

Concert: Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 7:00pm For twenty years the cultural catalysts at globalFEST have been opening minds and hearts to unexpected musical discoveries through their annual festival in what NPR Music calls “a thrill ride.” The flagship festival at the core of globalFEST gives audiences the opportunity to…...

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The Legendary Ingramettes Take Ireland, Then the World! 

With support from USArtists at the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, CCV organized and produced a ten-day tour of Ireland for the Legendary Ingramettes from September 16-26. This female-fronted gospel powerhouse performed at festivals, at concert halls large and small, connected with new friend Rhiannon Giddens for a workshop at the University…...

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Sankofa, Y’all: Affrolachian On-Time Music Gathering

“The Thang” is the place to be. Otherwise known as the Affrolachian On-Time Music Gathering, The Thang ​brings together lovers and practitioners of Black Appalachian music and dance in the Piedmont of Central Virginia. This 3 day event will take place September 30 through October 2 in Orange, Virginia, culminating…...

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Come for the Drum: Baltimore Rhythm Festival

September 17, 20221600 Guilford Ave., Baltimore MD 21202 CCV is excited to support the Baltimore Rhythm Festival, featuring workshops, children’s activities, an open mic, food and craft vendors, and festival drum jams that are like no other. This annual free festival is a community based celebration of the diversity and…...

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