Cultural Exchange

No Rain, All Love: 2022 Richmond Folk Festival

The Richmond Folk Festival is in the DNA of the Center for Cultural Vibrancy. The 2022 Festival was one of the most successful ever, drawing an audience of more than 230,000 people who were treated to a weekend of sunny skies, incredible traditional music and crafts, and a sense of…...

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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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Sharing the Music of Carnival: Monobloco Percussion Workshop

Visiting from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Grupo Monobloco is a Carnival bloco (street drum ensemble) beloved in their native country. Monobloco visited the D.C. area on June 29th with support from EduCarte, a Maryland-based nonprofit which offers music, dance, and arts programming that centers around encounters of African, Latin, indigenous,…...

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