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Champe-Soukous Collective: A Musical Homecoming

In just a few days, CCV heads to Colombia for a project that has been decades in the making: an Afro-Colombian musical homecoming for a newly formed all-star group, The Champe-Soukous Collective. Forging a transatlantic connection between Colombian champeta and its source music—Congolese soukous-rumba, this project delves deep into the African roots of…...

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Ouros Live in Concert: Blending Bolivian and Appalachian Musical Traditions

Friday, April 21, 2023Universal Unitarian Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VADoors at 6:30pm, concert at 7:30pmFree, no tickets required, plenty of parking The Center for Cultural Vibrancy, the Dream Project, Diablada Boliviana and Tinkus Tiataco proudly present the stunning Bolivian/Appalachian group OUROS for a FREE evening of live…...

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Michael Winograd Plays Tanz: A Live concert re-creation of the classic 1956 Klezmer Album

On February 16th, supported by the Center for Cultural Vibrancy, an all-star lineup of musicians from the Jewish musical world came together to create magic. Led by clarinetist Michael Winograd, the group performed “Tanz,” a seminal touchstone within the Klezmer canon. This record, released seven decades ago, had never been…...

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Jontavious Willis chased our blues away

We are still recovering from last week’s country blues residency with the mighty Jontavious Willis in the greater Baltimore and Washington DC region. He shared the African American blues tradition with students at Hereford, Franklin, Pikesville, and Perry Hall high schools as well as at Booker T. Washington Middle School…...

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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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We started a nonprofit: 2022 in review

That’s a wrap! 2022. What a year here at the Center for Cultural Vibrancy! 2022 was CCV’s first FULL year in existence. We’ve been busy defining who we are now while simultaneously creating the framework for our future. Amidst the paperwork and lengthy conversations about decision making, we had the…...

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