World Culture in Context

Torchbearer of the Blues Jontavious Willis In Baltimore from February 15-17, 2023

The greatest young torchbearer of blues music in America is Georgia’s own Jontavious Willis. The great Taj Mahal says of him, “Jontavious Willis. That’s my Wonderboy, the Wunderkind. He’s a great new voice of the 21st century in the acoustic blues.” The Center for Cultural Vibrancy has been working with…...

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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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Balla Kouyate visits students at the National Folk Festival as part of World Culture in Context

We went LIVE… Virtually!  We partnered with our good friends at the NCTA and the Maryland Folk Festival to bring NEA National Heritage Fellowship winner Balla Kouyate to remotely visit with Salisbury, Maryland, public school students prior to the festival through our World Culture in Context program.  Keeper of an…...

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