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Khayaal: teaching to heal mind and spirit

Early this summer, we supported the launch of a new, transformative project in Lahore, Pakistan. “Healing Khayaal” follows the preeminent family of an ancient Islamic traditional musical practice as they engage with a cohort of apprentices to continue their practice and explore how traditional music and teaching methods can heal…...

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Healing Khayaal: the music of Ustadh Naseer-ud-din Saami

We are over the moon excited about our next project, which just launched in Lahore, Pakistan. Healing Khayaal centers around the work of Pakistani vocalist and spiritual teacher Ustadh Naseer-ud-din Saami, the living master of khayaal, who traces his lineage back to the foundation of the now-rare 49-note scale in…...

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Live in Richmond: Sherman Holmes and Friends

With special guests: Wednesday, May 31, 2023Mary Munford Elementary School Auditorium211 Westmoreland St, Richmond VADoors at 6:30pm/concert at 7:30pmTickets: $20 in advance/$25 at door JAMinc. and the Center for Cultural Vibrancy present Sherman Holmes in concert at Mary Munford Elementary School auditorium the evening of Wednesday, May 31st. The Holmes Brothers thrilled…...

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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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