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October 2016

New art exhibit opens: Foot Soldiers — Voting Rights. Civil Rights. Human Rights.

October 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - January 31, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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New art opens at Elegba Folklore Society on Friday, October 7 with a reception from 5p - 9p.  A photography show entitled, Foot Soldiers — Voting Rights. Civil Rights. Human Rights. and features more than 200 images from a documentation of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  The photographer, Theodore Holmes, calls the series "a reminder to people to do something; to organize.  This is my visual statement of inspiration and concern about an apparent ‘open season’ on young black people.…

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The Culture & Magic of the Maasai People of Kenya

October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Experience and collect amazing beadwork, enjoy food and music, learn traditions and contemporary cause.  Meet Chief Joseph ole Tipanko, pictured, Cicilia Seleyian, pictured, and John Kilenyi Parsitau.

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Harvest Festival – A Fire for Freedom

October 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meadow Farm, 3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States
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A Fire for Freedom A one-act about Gabriel’s 1800 Revolt in Richmond to end slavery in Virginia, and perhaps everywhere. Two shows at 1p and 2:30p.

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Nora

October 18, 2016 @ 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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Nora is a documentary based on the life of dancer Nora Chipaumire, who was born in Zimbabwe in 1965. In the film, Nora returns to the landscape of her childhood and travels through the vivid memories of her youth. Using performance and dance, she brings her story to life in a swift poem of sounds and images. Shot entirely on location in South Africa, Noraportrays a multitude of local performers and dancers of all ages, from schoolchildren to grandmothers. Much…

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December 2016
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The Writer’s Den Poetry Slam – 12/21/2016

December 21, 2016 @ 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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2016 Capital City Kwanzaa Festival

December 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel St
Richmond, 23220 United States
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2016 CAPITAL CITY KWANZAA FESTIVAL DECEMBER 30 AT THE ALTRIA THEATER CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVESARY OF KWANZAA Richmond, VA • Elegba Folklore Society, Richmond’s Cultural Ambassador, presents the 2016 Capital City Kwanzaa Festival on Friday, December 30, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00pm, returning this year to The Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel Street, Richmond, Virginia. Newly renovated and named, this venue was formerly known as the Landmark Theater. The 2016 Capital City Kwanzaa Festival presents a carefully planned series of events…

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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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