click to enlarge 79rs Gang (New Orleans Black Masking Carnival music)

79rs Gang (New Orleans Black Masking Carnival music)

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Richmond Folk Festival Announces More Artists

Posted By on Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 11:07 AM

The Richmond Folk Festival, which returns Oct. 7-9 for its 18th anniversary, is one of the largest parties of the year. The free, three-day event often draws 200,000 people over the weekend to the downtown riverfront.

Today they announced ten more artists for this year's fest, eight of which have never been featured before at the festival.

“While each year the Richmond Folk Festival provides a new artistic program, this year—the event’s 18th—promises to really stand out as a feast for the senses,” said Blaine Waide, associate director for the National Council for the Traditional Arts, in a release. “Whether featuring a longstanding local institution like the Art of Noise for the first time or numerous artistic traditions that are new to the festival—polyphonic singing from Epirus, Mauritanian griots, the haunting sounds of Bentonia blues, and many more—the 2022 festival will amaze and captivate audiences.”

Here they are:

79rs Gang (New Orleans Black Masking Carnival music)

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Andre Thierry (zydeco)

Richmond, California

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Art of Noise (deejaying)

Richmond, Virginia

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Felipe Hostins (Brazilian forró)

Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil, by way of New York

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Gene Tagaban (Guuy Yaau) (Tlingit storyteller, musician, and dancer)

Ruston, Washington

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Isokratisses (polyphonic singing from Epirus)

Deropoli and Politsani, Albania

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Jesse Daniel (honky-tonk country)

San Marcos, Texas

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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes (Bentonia blues)

Bentonia, Mississippi

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Nani Noam Vazana (Ladino traditional song)

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Noura Mint Seymali (Mauritanian griot)

Nouakchott, Mauritania

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