Archives: 2009

Bobbie Barajas will leave WCVE after 13 years

After a decade as both Classical Music Director and on-air host for WCVE, Bobbie Barajas will be leaving the public radio station next week.

Folk Festival food alternatives (share your thoughts)

The Richmond Folk Festival has lots of great food vendors lined up, but for those of you who might want to take a little break from the crowd while getting your eat on, here’s a quick rundown of restaurants close to Brown’s Island. If you’re familiar with any of them, head over to their listings […]

Bopst’s Folk Festival preview

Not sure which performers you should check out at the Richmond Folk Festival this weekend? Well, we’re going to tell you.

Virginia Indian Drum and Dance

For thousands of years, America’s Native peoples have celebrated social and spiritual events by dancing. Spiritually, dancing is a way of participating in the community’s cycle of balance: bringing all aspects of life into harmony through rhythm.

Jorge Negron’s Master Bomba Ensemble

With some of Puerto Rico’s finest master bomba drummers and dancers in tow, former Richmonder Jorge Negron returns with one of Puerto Rico’s most engaging Afro-Latin ensembles.


The members of Khogzhumchu are leaders in a new, post-Soviet generation of musicians who masterfully incorporate elements from western styles in a way that only enhances the breathtaking impact of the ancient traditional form of throat singing.

Richmond Roots Music Sessions to kick off Folk Festival festivities

In an effort to get everyone all good and excited for the Richmond Folk Festival, the powers-that-be have organized a full week of shows featuring local musicians playing at local venues. All shows are $10 with proceeds going to the Richmond Folk Festival. Take a look at the line-up…


The Madison Hummingbirds, of Portsmouth, are the current torch bearers of the great Virginia shout band tradition.

Joel Rubin Ensemble

The Charlottesville and New York City based duo of Joel Rubin and Pete Rushefsky performs Eastern European Jewish instrumental klezmer music and hasidic /nigunim/ (religious melodies of spiritual elevation), a meditation on the Russian-Jewish musical legacy.

Nader Majd

Dr. Nader Majd, of Arlington, VA, was born in Sari, Iran, and began studying and playing the santur (hammerd dulcimer) and violin at the age of six.