Elegba, from the Yoruba cosmology of West Africa, is an Orisa or intercessor who opens the roads, bringing clarity out of confusion. The Elegba Folklore Society is a year-round, lively celebration of African and African American culture. Enjoy art and imports in our cultural center. Sway with our performance company in the warmth and feel of an African village. Awaken YOUR spirit! Or, participate in a guided heritage tour along the trail of enslaved Africans and of other noteworthy sites. The Capital City Kwanzaa Festival, Down Home Family Reunion, a Celebration of African American Folk Life, and Juneteenth, A Freedom Celebration are events that have delighted audiences for 20 years. The Society offers the best in African Diasporic cultural experiences, promoting an understanding of the present by valuing the past.
Elegba Folklore Society
Richmond’s Cultural Ambassador
Embrace the Spirit!
Up Next at Elegba Folklore Society
Visit the 1st & Broad Street Cultural Center.
Opening in the Gallery on January 6, 2012 is “Raised to Riot”. The art is the work of Anike Robinson, the daughter of Richmonders, Brenda Randolph of AfricaAccess and Randall Robinson of TransAfrica.
African dance and drumming classes are held on Saturdays.
Presented by Elegba Folklore Society, Inc.
Richmond’s Cultural Ambassador A Richmond-based not for profit cultural arts and education organization. With City of Richmond, Dominion, Wells Fargo, Martin’s,
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97.3 WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, CultureWorks, In cooperation with Radio Communications of Virginia, iPower 92.1, KISS 99.3 & 105.7, Praise 104.7