Schedule

The Richmond Folk Festival is October 7-9, 2016.

Friday, October 7, 6 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 8, Noon - 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 9, Noon - 6:00 PM

 


The 2016 Performance Schedule will be announced in September


Friday, October 7

Altria

6:30-7:30 BeauSoleil Trio: Doucet, Doucet, & Reed (Cajun)
7:45-8:45 Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Southern Italian pizzica tarantata)
9:00-10:00 L’Orchestre Afrisa International (Congolese soukous)

 

WestRock Foundation Stage

7:30-8:30 Sheila Kay Adams (Appalachian songs, stories, and ballads)
8:45-9:45 The Fairfield Four (African American gospel quartet singing)

 

The Community Foundation Stage

8:00-9:15 Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban son)

 

Dominion Dance Pavilion

7:15-7:45 zydeco dance lesson with Talia Moser
7:45-8:45 Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie (zydeco)
9:00-10:00 Marquise Knox (blues)


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Saturday, October 8

Altria

12:00-12:45 Sheila Kay Adams (Appalachian songs, stories, and ballads)
1:00-1:45 Homayoun Sakhi & Salar Nader (Afghan rubâb and tabla)
2:00-3:00 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (bluegrass)
3:15-4:00 Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban son)
4:15-5:00 The Fairfield Four (African American gospel quartet singing)
6:00-6:45 Maceo Parker (funk)
7:00-7:45 Jason D. Williams (rockabilly)
8:00-8:45 Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy (Cape Breton and Ontario fiddling)
9:00-10:00 Gary U.S. Bonds with Gene “Daddy G” Barge (The Norfolk Sound)

 

WestRock Foundation Stage

12:15-1:15 The Fairfield Four (African American gospel quartet singing)
1:30-2:15 Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY (traditional Sri Lankan dance)
2:30-3:30 World Song Slam: From Queens to the Congo Rahzel, Wawali Bonane Bungu & Monuko Doddo Gisalu (Afrisa), Kevin Locke & Doug Good Feather, Alessia Tondo (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino), Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer
3:45-4:30 “Quarter to Three”: The Norfolk Sound Gary U.S. Bonds & Gene “Daddy G” Barge
5:30-6:15 Kaynak Pipers Band (Bulgarian kaba gaida)
6:30-7:15 Homayoun Sakhi & Salar Nader (Afghan rubâb and tabla)
7:30-8:30 Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Southern Italian pizzica tarantata)
8:45-9:30 Balinese All Stars (gamelan orchestra)

 

The Community Foundation Stage

12:00-12:45 Paddy Keenan & Jimmy Noonan (Irish)
1:00-1:45 Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Southern Italian pizzica tarantata)
2:00-3:00 Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, & Old-Time Religion Marquise Knox, Phil Wiggins & Junious Brickhouse, Jason D. Williams, The Branchettes, Sherman Holmes
3:15-4:00 Kaynak Pipers Band (Bulgarian kaba gaida)
4:15-5:00 Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy (Cape Breton and Ontario fiddling)
5:15-6:00 L’Orchestre Afrisa International (Congolese soukous)
7:00-7:45 Marquise Knox (blues)
8:00-8:45 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (bluegrass)
9:00-9:45 Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie (zydeco)

 

Dominion Dance Pavilion

12:15-1:15 Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie (zydeco)
1:30-2:30 Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban son)
2:30-3:00 conjunto dance lesson with Tomas Salas

3:00-4:00

Conteño (conjunto tejano and norteño)

4:15-5:15 The Beat[box] Goes On: Rahzel, Nicole Paris, & Ed Cage (beatboxing)
6:15-7:15 Gary U.S. Bonds with Gene “Daddy G” Barge (The Norfolk Sound)
7:30-8:30 L’Orchestre Afrisa International (Congolese soukous)
9:00-10:00 Maceo Parker (funk)

 

VCU Health Stage

12:15-1:00 The Branchettes (traditional African American gospel)
1:15-2:00 Ben Hall (“Travis-style” thumb-picked guitar)
2:15-3:00 Paddy Keenan & Jimmy Noonan (Irish)
3:15-4:00 Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY (traditional Sri Lankan dance)
4:15-5:15 Phil Wiggins Blues House Party (Piedmont blues and dance)
5:30-6:15 The Big Squeeze: Accordion Masters Geno Delafose & Demetric Thomas, Juan Longoria, Jr. & Juan Longoria III (Conteño), Massimiliano Morabito (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino)

 

CarMax Family Stage

12:00-12:45 Rebekah Todd (presented by JAMinc)
1:00-1:45 Kevin Locke (Lakota hoop dance and flute)
2:00-2:45 Chico Simões (Brazilian mamulengo puppetry)
3:00-3:45 Sheila Kay Adams (Appalachian songs, stories, and ballads)
3:45-3:55 Junior Ranger Swearing-In
4:00-5:00 The Scott Street Five-String Finals (youth banjo contest presented by JAMinc)

 

Union Bank & Trust Virginia Folklife Stage

12:00-12:05

Reverend Frank Newsome (opening Old Regular Baptist hymn)

12:05-12:45 The Hurdle Brothers with Reverend Tarrence Paschall (gospel)
1:00-1:45 Humayun Khan (Hindustani singing)
2:00-2:45 Dori Freeman (Appalachian singer-songwriter)
3:00-3:45 Cora Harvey Armstrong (gospel)
4:00-4:45 Spiritual Voices Cora Harvey Armstrong, Reverend Frank Newsome, Susan Gaeta (Trio Sefardi), Humayun Khan, The Legendary Ingramettes
5:00-5:45 Shadowgrass (bluegrass)
6:00-6:30 Oyster Shucking V: The Battle Continues with Deborah and Clementine (oyster shucking contest)

 

Virginia Folklife Cooking Demonstrations

12:15-12:45 Chef Ida MaMusu – West African Plantain Medley
1:00-1:30 Geraldine Newsome – Coalfield cooking – Clinch Mountain Meatloaf
1:45-2:15 Luz Lopez – Tacos Al Pastor
2:30-3:00 Frances Davis – Fried Dried Apple Pies
3:00-3:30  “Shucking Seminar” (at oyster tent)
3:15-3:45 Stuart Parks – Tangier Island Crab bisque
3:45-4:15 Brunswick Stew with the Red White and Blue Stew Crew (at Stew Trailer)
4:00-4:30 The Sephardic kitchen:  Borek with Beyhan Cagri Trock
4:45-5:15 The Filipino kitchen: Florian Manalang
6:00-6:30 Oyster Shuck Down V: The Battle Continues with Deborah and Clementine (oyster shucking contest – VIRGINIA FOLKLIFE STAGE

 

Tredegar Plaza

4:15-5:00 Chico Simões (Brazilian mamulengo puppetry)


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Sunday, October 9

Altria

12:00-12:45 The Branchettes (traditional African American gospel)
1:00-1:45 Paddy Keenan & Jimmy Noonan (Irish)
2:00-2:45 Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Southern Italian pizzica tarantata)
3:00-3:45 Jason D. Williams (rockabilly)
4:00-4:45 Marquise Knox (blues)
5:00-6:00 Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy (Cape Breton and Ontario fiddling)

 

WestRock Foundation Stage

12:00-12:45 Balinese All Stars (gamelan orchestra)
1:00-1:45 Kevin Locke (Lakota hoop dance and flute)
2:00-2:45 Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY (traditional Sri Lankan dance)
3:00-4:00 Coming to America: Musical Legacies of the British Isles Sheila Kay Adams, Jimmy Noonan, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers
4:15-5:00 Ben Hall (“Travis-style” thumb-picked guitar)
5:15-6:00 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (bluegrass)

 

The Community Foundation Stage

12:00-1:00 Masters of Percussion Salar Nader; Adonis Puentes, Branlie Mejias, & Keisel Jimenez (Adonis Puentes); Parigo Asuka Nzelo (Afrisa); Giancarlo Paglialunga & Mauro Durante (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino); Dilhan Pinnagoda, Uthpala Eroshan, & Sachintha De Silva (Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY)
1:15-2:00 Homayoun Sakhi & Salar Nader (Afghan rubâb and tabla)
2:15-3:00 Global Pickin’ Parlor Ben Hall, Homayoun Sakhi, Federico Longoria (Conteño), Huit-Kilos Nseko & Hussein Kalonji (Afrisa), Presley Barker & Kyser George (Shadowgrass)
3:15-4:00 Conteño (conjunto tejano and norteño)
4:15-5:00 The Beat[box] Goes On: Rahzel, Nicole Paris, & Ed Cage (beatboxing)
5:15-6:00 Phil Wiggins Blues House Party (Piedmont blues and dance)

 

Dominion Dance Pavilion

12:00-1:00 Conteño (conjunto tejano and norteño)
1:15-2:15 Marquise Knox (blues)
2:15-2:45 Cuban son dance lesson with Eileen Torres
2:45-3:45 Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban son)
4:00-5:00 L’Orchestre Afrisa International (Congolese soukous)
5:15-6:00 Jason D. Williams (rockabilly)

 

VCU Health Stage

12:00-12:45 Ben Hall (“Travis-style” thumb-picked guitar)
1:00-1:45 Sheila Kay Adams (Appalachian songs, stories, and ballads)
2:00-2:45 Phil Wiggins Blues House Party (Piedmont blues and dance)
3:00-3:45 Kevin Locke (Lakota hoop dance and flute)
4:00-4:45 Blown Away: Bagpipes, Flutes, & Whistles Paddy Keenan, Kaynak Pipers Band, Giulio Bianco (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino)
5:00-5:45 The Branchettes (traditional African American gospel)

 

CarMax Family Stage

12:00-12:30 James Harrison & Emma White (presented by JAMinc)
12:45-1:30 Kaynak Pipers Band (Bulgarian kaba gaida)
1:45-2:30 Chico Simões (Brazilian mamulengo puppetry)
2:45-3:15 Nicole Paris & Ed Cage (beatboxing)
3:30-4:15 Chico Simões (Brazilian mamulengo puppetry)
4:15-4:25 Junior Ranger Swearing-In
4:30-5:15 Tin Can Fish Band (presented by JAMinc)

 

Union Bank & Trust Virginia Folklife Stage

12:00-12:15 Reverend Frank Newsome (Old Regular Baptist hymns)
12:15-12:45 Sherman Holmes (soul and gospel)
1:00-1:45 Songwriters Dori Freeman, Martha Spencer, David and Mason Via, The Legendary Ingramettes
2:00-2:45 Trio Sefardi (Sephardic folk songs)
3:00-3:45 David and Mason Via (bluegrass/singer-songwriters)
4:00-4:45 Unique Sound of the Mountains: Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer (old-time)
5:00-6:00 The Legendary Ingramettes (Richmond gospel)

 

Virginia Folklife Cooking Demonstrations

12:30-1:00 Virginia apple varieties and tree grafting demonstration – Clyde Jenkins
1:15-1:45 Frances Davis – Fried Dried Apple Pies
2:00-2:30 Luz Lopez – Mexican Barbacoa  
2:45-3:15 Soul Supper with the Ingramettes
3:30-4:00 The Sephardic Kitchen: Stuffed grape leaves with Beyhan Cagri Trock
4:15-4:45 Baking Bread with Floyd’s Barbara Gillespie

 

James River Boat Landing

12:00-1:00 communal tashlikh ceremony led by Rabbi Michael Knopf, with music by Frank London’s Mini-Klezmer Allstars


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Documentary Film Series

National Park Service Civil War Visitors Center

Coming Soon