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October 2017

2nd Street Festival — Adjacent — Open House

October 7, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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The Talking Drum, A Spoken Word & Music Concert

October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meadow Farm Park, 3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States
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You are invited!  Elegba Folklore Society's performers will present The Talking Drum. The drum is a legendary communications tool -- a punctuating teller of life as it happens.  This lively delivery of African and African American folktales and narratives combine with vocal and instrumental music to engage audiences along a rhythmic journey over continents and through time. Audience Comments: "Absolutely fantastic!" "Kept everyone's attention." "The delivery brought out stories audience members had to tell.  Everybody felt good."

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December 2017

2017 Capital City Kwanzaa Festival

December 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dewey Gottwald Center, 2301 West Leigh St.
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Capital City Kwanzaa Festival   December 30, 2017       tl_widget.update_widget("https://efsinc.ticketleap.com/widget/v2/", "b4f351f0-e832-4296-8c19-03ad23af8198", "events=2017-capital-city-kwanzaa-festival---december-30-2017&accent_color=#e5422c"); Capital City Kwanzaa Festival presents performances, workshops, children's activities, The African Market, food and more observe the year’s-end Kwanzaa holiday, a cultural affirmation of values, thanksgiving and growth.  This event is the largest of its kind in Virginia, and therefore, one of the largest on the East Coast. Elegba Folklore Society’s Artistic Director first produced a Kwanzaa program in Richmond in 1986 and the Society first presented…

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February 2018

Open House & Artist Talk, 5p – 9p

February 2 @ 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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Open House & Artist Talk, 5p - 9p Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad Street Free, refreshments. Cheryl Clayton’s paintings are featured in an exhibition entitled Revision, on view through February 23, 2018. Ms.Clayton will discuss her painterly technique and the socio-cultural messages embedded in her work.

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Women’s Resilience Circle, Noon – 2p

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Women’s Resilience Circle, Noon - 2p Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad Street Free. Women ages 50+ and women resetting their lives are invited to find support while exploring relationships, reflecting on life experiences and along the path toward personal fulfillment.

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African Dance, Music & the Oral Tradition – A Celebratory Concert

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E 9 Mile Rd
Highland Springs, VA 23075 United States
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African Dance, Music & the Oral Tradition A Celebratory Concert, 7p Henrico Theatre, 305 E Nine Mile Road Free. Elegba Folklore Society’s performers will present African dance and music from the Manding cosmology of West Africa in an interactive concert spiced with folktales and historical reflection. Families are invited to attend.

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Rejuvenate!

February 10 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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$5.00

Rejuvenate! Dominion Arts Center, 600 E Grace Street Classes are $5 each. Three classes will be offered in this program designed to unite mind, body and spirit. A yoga class with yoga master Jonathon Miles begins at 11:30a. Senegalese master artist Malang Bayo and Elegba Folklore Society’s artists will teach African dance and drumming classes. The drum classes begins at 12:30p and the dance classes at 1:30p. Open to all, ages 6 to 86! Company auditions will be held following…

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3rd Saturday Documentaries | 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti

February 17 @ 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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3rd Saturday Documentaries 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti, 5p Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad Street Donations Accepted. Refreshments Available. Another work by filmmaker Tariq Nasheed, producer of the African history   documentary series Hidden Colors. 1804 reveals untold history of Haiti and the Haitian Revolution. Called the most successful rebellion of enslaved Africans in history, the film details the history of Haiti and explores reasons for its current state. Be inspired by the perseverance of the Haitian…

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What Is Africa To Me? | Community Study Group

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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What Is Africa To Me? Community Study Group, 7p Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad Street Free. Explore and discuss history, culture and contemporary affairs throughout the African Diaspora with former Virginia State University professor, Neil Holmes, political scientist and historian.

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