Richmond Folk Festival in the Schools


Through the generous support of its sponsors and our partner JAMinc, who provides transportation, audio support and local on-site coordination, the Richmond Folk Festival fill Richmond area schools auditoriums and classrooms with performances and presentations of deeply-rooted cultural expressions.

2018 Performers-in-the-Schools*

  • Tamburaski Sastav Ponoc, tamburitza - William Fox Elementary

  • Zhou Family Band, traditional wind & percussion music from central-eastern China – Ginter Park Elementary and George Wythe High School

  • Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, Kathak dance – George Mason Elementary and Thomas Jefferson High School

  • Zuni Olla Maidens, Zuni dance and song – E. S. H. Greene Elementary and Binford Middle School

  • Tribu Baharu, Afro-Colombian champeta – Boushall Middle School

  • Leroy Thomas, zydeco – Huguenot High School

  • Ricky B, New Orleans bounce – Overby-Sheppard Elementary School

  • Vishten, Acadian - St. Andrew's School

  • Sona Jobarteh, Manding griot - Mary Munford Elementary

*Artists subject to change