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February 2017

New Art Exhibit: Obscura to Open at Elegba Folklore Society

February 3 @ 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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Growth 18 by 24 on Water Color Paper Pen, pencil and color pencil   Nicole Wandera’s paintings, a collection called Obscura, will open on Friday, February 3 in Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 East Broad Street, in a reception from 5p - 9p. Obscura runs through April 30, 2017. From the Latin word for darkness, this exhibition lifts the veil off the superficial to reveal inner expressions of self. The portrayals, collectively, answer Wandera’s question,…

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New Art Exhibit: Obscura at Elegba Folklore Society

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - April 30 @ 9:00 pm
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Growth 18 by 24 on Water Color Paper Pen, pencil and color pencil Nicole Wandera’s paintings, a collection called Obscura, will open on Friday, February 3 in Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 East Broad Street, in a reception from 5p - 9p. Obscura runs through April 30, 2017. From the Latin word for darkness, this exhibition lifts the veil off the superficial to reveal inner expressions of self. The portrayals, collectively, answer Wandera’s question, “Who…

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Elegba Folklore Society Presents: “African Dance, Music & the Oral Tradition” at Henrico Theatre

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E 9 Mile Rd
Highland Springs, VA 23075 United States
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Elegba Folklore Society’s African dancers, musicians, singers and masquerade will present a concert, African Dance, Music & the Oral Tradi7on on Saturday, February 11, 7p in the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs, Virginia. Admission is free. This performance celebrates the rich culture and arts of the West African Manding cosmology as showcased through the djembe orchestra with melodic balafon and kora instrumentation all integrated into choreographed stories about life that influence and relate universally. The masquerade…

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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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