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The 2016 Folk Festival Issue 

Funky horns, beat-boxing legends, gospel greats and a young couple trading vows before the banjos begin.

click to enlarge L’Orchestre Afrisa International is one of dozens of artists performing at the biggest free music festival of the year.

L’Orchestre Afrisa International is one of dozens of artists performing at the biggest free music festival of the year.

2016 Folk Fest Suggested Routes
With so many performers, the music can overwhelm you. Here’s our annual guide to the myriad paths you can take

James Brown and Prince Weren't Wrong About Funky Sax Master Maceo Parker

Championed by Springsteen, Gary U.S. Bonds Returns to Richmond With An Old Friend

Look For These Mind-Blowing Young Bluegrass Musicians at the Folk Fest

Blues Guitarist Marquise Knox is Helping Richmond Inmates Hear Another Way

L’Orchestre Afrisa Brings Dance Sounds to Richmond From a Troubled Land

Musical Loyalty: Singer Adonis Puentes Remains the Son of a Southern Neighbor

A Couple of Special Volunteers Are Tying the Knot at the Richmond Folk Fest

Going Gospel: A Round-Up of the Folk Festival’s Heavenly Sounds

Fifth Element: Booming Human Rahzel Talks About What’s Missing From Modern Music

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