Richmond Times-Dispatch
Virginia Folklife Area

For the 2018 Virginia Folklife Area’s theme Masquerade, we will explore various costuming and adornment traditions in Virginia, including the intricate and delicate ceremonial ensembles from Virginia and the region’s Cambodian masters, the deeply expressive handcrafted Buddhist t’sam ceremonial masks of Northern Virginia’s vibrant Mongolian community, and the truly spectacular, colorful, and labor-intensive Carnival costumes of the mid-Atlantic’s Caribbean community. These and other costuming arts are not meant to be simply displayed but donned, and thus all our featured master crafters will be joined by a cadre of dancers, stilt walkers, contortionists, and revelers.  
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Performers

Craft Demonstrators

Saturday

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH VIRGINIA FOLKLIFE STAGE

  • 12:00 – 12:10             Reverend Frank Newsome (Old Regular Baptist hymns)
  • 12:15 – 1:00                Nader Majd (classical Persian music)
  • 1:15 – 2:00                  New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters (old-time)
  • 2:15 – 3:00                  The Chosen Few featuring Tarrence Paschall (a cappellagospel)
  • 3:15 – 4:00                  Global Costume and Dance Traditions—Sochietah Ung, Ganna Natsag, Kenley John and Shortmus Productions, Shacomba Phipps
  • 4:15 – 5:00                  Sherman Holmes Project (blues/Americana)
  • 5:15 – 6:00                  Mason Via and Hot Trail Mix (bluegrass)
  • 6:15 – 6:45                  Caribbean Carnival Celebration

 

VIRGINIA TRADITIONS STAGE


Sunday

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH VIRGINIA FOLKLIFE STAGE

VIRGINIA TRADITIONS STAGE

  • 12:00- 12:30               Oyster Shucking Seminar
  • 12:45-1:15                  Mongolian Masks and Dance
  • 1:30- 2:15                   Cambodian Costumes and Dance
  • 2:30- 3:00                   Conversation with NEA Heritage Fellow Eddie Bond (old time)
  • 3:15 – 3:45                 Caribbean Costumes and Dance
  • 4:00-4:15                   Mandkhai Erdembat: Mongolian Contortion   
  • 4:30-5:00                   Clyde Jenkins: White Oak Basket Making