At the Festival …

JAMinc was thrilled to host four local musicians and bands at the 2023 Richmond Folk Festival! All performances were on the Family Stage. On Saturday Los Alacranes de R.V.A. and Mary & the Classroom Instrument Band performed. On Sunday, Susan Greenbaum and Eric Stanley took the stage.

In the Schools …

Friday morning, several hours before the Richmond Folk Festival kicked off, seven of its performers began their day by visiting nine Richmond Public Schools (RPS). Returning for the first time since COVID, this longstanding program of the Richmond Folk Festival once again filled RPS auditoriums and classrooms with performances and presentations of deeply rooted cultural expressions shared by some of the country’s finest traditional artists. This program not only exposed young people to performances by excellent artists; it also provided them with opportunities to learn about new cultures, communities, and artistic traditions, expanding their horizons with interactive, multicultural learning experiences.

JAMinc provided transportation, audio support and local on-site coordination for the Friday performances.

Participating Performers:

  • Genticorum (Québécois)
  • Grupo Mono Blanco (son jarocho)
  • Helobung (traditional Tboli music and dance)
  • Kala Ramnath (Hindustani violin)
  • Melody Angel (Chicago blues)
  • Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas (zydeco)
  • Stanley & the Ten Sleepless Knights (quelbe music)

Participating Richmond Public Schools:

  • Albert Hill Middle School
  • Francis W. McClenney Elementary School
  • Henry Marsh Elementary School
  • Miles Jones Elementary School
  • River City Middle School
  • Virgie Binford Education Center
  • Westover Hills Elementary School
  • William Fox Elementary School
  • Woodville Elementary School