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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8th Annual Baltimore Crankie Fest is in the Scrolls!

The Center for Cultural Vibrancy was pleased to help curate and produce the 8th Baltimore Crankie Festival. What’s a crankie you ask? A crankie is a scrolled panorama. It is a visual aid to storytelling and song, often incorporating puppetry. The festival, held at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, hosted artists and…...

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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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