A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE EVENTS
Stories and Songs in the Oral Tradition
April 24 | 1 p.m.
Charlotte Blake Alston is a nationally acclaimed storyteller, narrator, instrumentalist, librettist and singer who has performed in venues throughout North America and abroad for over 30 years. She is committed to the preservation of African and African American oral storytelling traditions. Her stories include folktales, historical stories and songs that highlight the richness of those traditions. Her presentation style is engaging and often participatory. See her performance at The Perkinson Center for Arts and Education!
Evolution of Freedom, The Music
April 28 | 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
Fort Monroe Authority and the National Park Service are hosting a free virtual event exploring music, culture, and personal ideas of freedom with their latest installment of Evolution of Freedom, The Music on April 28, 2022. The event will explore the origins of Powwow-Step, a revolutionary sub-genre of club music that intermingles indigenous music traditions and history, intertwined with a discussion between guests DJ Shub and Dr. Chris Scales.
The Art of Housing: A Benefit for Housing Families First at VMFA
April 28 | 6-9 p.m.
Housing Families First’s seventh annual signature event will highlight talented local artists at the most artistic venue in town- Richmond’s VMFA. Join them for delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks in a fun and dressy-casual atmosphere. Come ready for a fantastic silent auction that will benefit their programs for families facing homelessness!
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