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February 2017

Elegba Folklore Society Presents Performing Arts Workshops

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Join Elegba Folklore Society’s African dancers and drummers in two special workshops, Feel the Beat, on Sunday, February 12, in the Dominion Arts Center, 600 E. Grace Street, downtown in Richmond, Virginia. Tickets are $5 for each session. Feel the Beat - West African Drum begins at 2p. Participants will put their hands on the skin and immerse themselves in the body-mind-spirit of the experience. Enjoy drumming, learn percussion technique and cultural traditions, feel good inside and out! The focus…

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Writer’s Den Poetry Slam

February 22 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Join the Writer’s Den for the popular monthly Poetry Slam held at Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 East Broad Street. Doors open at 7p. Masterful spoken word artists will share their thoughts poetically for those gathered. Any attendee may sign up to present. Refreshments will be served.

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Black History Book Expo

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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  Visit Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 East Broad Street in the downtown Richmond Arts District for the Black History Book Expo, Sunday, February 26, 2p - 7p. Admission is free. Elegba Folklore Society is collaborating with United Brothers and United Sisters Communications Systems to present the Black History Book Expo. Come, browse and buy from a vast display of literature featuring topics including black history, politics, science, African Diasporic culture, novels and children's books. Celebrity Guest Authors will…

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May 2017

New Art Exhibit: Memories Of The Motherland at Elegba Folklore Society

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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June 2017

Join Elegba Folklore Society’s performers at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

June 10 @ 11:15 am
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 North Blvd
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Elegba Folklore Society’s performers will appear at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, June 10 in a concert called African Accents. The performance will interweave the day’s theme to celebrate African and African American Art through Adornment. Showtimes: 11:15a and 12:15p.

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2017 Juneteenth, A Freedom Celebration

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr Middle School, 1000 Mosby St
Richmond, VA 23223
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Juneteenth 2017, A Freedom Celebration Independence Day Our Way The Symposium Friday, June 16 • 7p - 10p Martin Luther King, Jr Middle School * 1000 Mosby St, Richmond, VA 23223 Adv. 1 @ $13, 2 @ $24 Door. 1 @ $15, 2 @ $28 Internationally respected cultural historian and Egyptologist, Anthony T. Browder will keynote The Symposium. His topic, Africans in America and the Paradox of Liberty, will ponder the self-determination of Africans in America (African Americans), historically, the…

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August 2017

27th Annual Down Home Family Reunion, A Celebration of African American Folklife

August 19 @ 4:00 am - 11:00 pm
Abner Clay Park, Brook Road and West Clay Street
Richmond, 23219 United States
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27th Annual Down Home Family Reunion, A Celebration of African American Folklife    August 19, 2017   Choose to sit in the Gold Circle   Down Home Family Reunion, A Celebration of African American Folklife is a downtown weekend festival that celebrates African American folklife with world music and dance, the Heritage Market, special children’s events, interactive site demonstrations and delicious down home food. It is designed to show aspects of West African cultural traditions that…

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October 2017

First Fridays ArtWalk @ Elegba Folklore Society

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Join Elegba Folklore Society for for The Black Art Market, an exhibition of beautifully matted and framed prints by a variety of contemporary artists that express culture, now through November 24.  You may find just the piece that resonates with you.  It may even also match the sofa.  Plus, of course, you can enjoy paintings, memorabilia, artifacts, imports, collectibles, home decor, wearables, books, jewelry, shea and cocoa butters, black soap, oils, incense, more, and good vibrations.

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2nd Street Festival — Adjacent — Open House

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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What does music+food+framed art prints & more = ?  Ultimate indulgence! And it's waiting for you in the downtown Arts District at Elegba Folklore Society's Cultural Center.  Stop in to browse, buy and enjoy.

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Maasai! Indulge in Culture and Crafts

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Visit Elegba Folklore Society's Cultural Center to interact with people from the Maasai ethnic group in Kenya.  The Village Chief and premier beadworkers will be here to share cultural traditions and the most amazing beaded jewelry and decor.  Make something.  Collect something for yourself and consider your holiday gift list.

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