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From October 7th- October 11th, join VPM Music for the Richmond Folk Festival live. The 18th annual extravaganza of music from around the world and right next door returns with live performances.

It’s a strong year for women and African artists, including the earth-shattering voices and percussion of Bnat el Houariyat from Morocco, the spine-tingling chorus of Isokratisses from Albania, the best blues you’ll ever hear in church from sacred steel guitarist Fran Grace, Ladino/Sephardic singing from Nami Noam Vazana, Moorish griot Noura Mint Seymali, and female singers added to the Imbube group Black Umfolosi from Zimbabwe. Mardi Gras Indians meet hip-hop with the 79rs Gang, there’s traditional music of Cape Breton from Beolach, Mississippi blues from Cedric Burnside and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, bluegrass from Sideline, Mexican marimba from Son Rompe Pera, Brazilian forro from Felip Hostins, Native American storytelling from Gene Tagaban, traditional Korean from the Performing Arts Institute of Chicago, honky-tonk country from Jesse Daniel, and zydeco from Andre Thierry.

Stream on VPM Music or tune in on 107.3 FM and 93.1 FM Friday afternoon from 6:00 to 10:00, Saturday Noon to 5:00, and Sunday Noon to 6:00.

Friday (Hosted by Shawn Evans)

  • 6:30 – 7:30 Cedric Burnside (hill country blues)   
  • 7:45 – 8:45 Beòlach (Cape Breton)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 Noura Mint Seymali (Moorish griot)

Saturday (Hosted by Mike Goldberg)

  • 12:00 – 12:45  Jimmy “Duck” Holmes (Bentonia blues)
  • 1:00 – 1:45  Nani Noam Vazana (Ladino traditional song)
  • 2:00 – 2:45 Jesse Daniel (honky-tonk country)
  • 3:00 – 3:45 79rs Gang (New Orleans Black Masking Carnival music)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 The Legendary Ingramettes (gospel)

Sunday (Hosted by Shawn Evans)

  • 12:00 – 12:45 Fran Grace (sacred steel guitar)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 Black Umfolosi (a cappella imbube singing)
  • 2:00 – 2:45 Isokratisses (polyphonic singing from Epirus)
  • 3:00 – 3:45 Sideline (bluegrass)
  • 4:00 – 4:45 Beòlach (Cape Breton)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Son Rompe Pera (Mexican marimba and cumbia)


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