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Saturday, April 22 • 12:00pm - 10:00pm

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This odyssey through African rhythms offers education, entertainment and some awesome dance vibes. Starting with the C’ville Drum Choir, followed by a Reggae All Star Set with Darryl Rose. The evening concludes with Vibe Riot.

  • 12pm - 2pm | Cville Drum Circle
  • 2pm - 3pm | Whit Whitten & Friends Drum Call
  • 5pm - 7pm | Darrell Rose & the Reggae Ambassadors
  • 7:30pm | Elby Brass Band Parade Stop
  • 7:30pm - 9:45pm | Jaewar and Vibe Riot

View map below to locate the Reggae & Rhythm Stage (Central)

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Cville Drum Circle

Cville Drum Circle: A group of your neighbors who share a passion for the music and rhythms of West Africa, the Drum Circle has gathered and participated in local events since 1998. The group has hosted numerous  African teachers for both drum and dance classes open to the public... Read More →
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Darrell Rose & The Reggae Ambassadors

Join us for a generational gathering of legendary reggae musicians, returning back to the roots of where it all began. From The Wailers to The Itals. You don't want to miss this. Featuring: Darrell Rose, along with Davina Jackson/Davita Voit/Gabe Gavin/Greg Ward/Keith Brown/Shaya... Read More →
avatar for Darrell Rose | West African Master Percussionist

Darrell Rose | West African Master Percussionist

Darrell Rose has been a well-known, and much admired persona in the Charlottesville area for decades.  As a performer and teacher of traditional West African Drumming, his popularity, especially among younger people, often gave him the aura of a new-age Pied Piper.  During his own... Read More →
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DND Dancers

The D.N.D. Dance Team is a community formed competitive hip-hop majorette team from Charlottesville, VA. The team was formed in 2018, and since then has grown to over 30 members with girls ranging from 6 - 17 years old .The team has preformed locally and have competed up and down... Read More →
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Jaewar & Vibe Riot

Jaewar & Vibe Riot is a forward-thinking and charismatic collective with an Acid Jazz sound that bridges the gaps between several musical genres. The brain-child of Creative Director and lead vocalist "JAEWAR", Vibe Riot is like a fine red Bordeaux where notes of Jazz, Reggae, Soul... Read More →
avatar for Whit Whitten & Friends Drum Call

Whit Whitten & Friends Drum Call

Whit Whitten is one of the iconic Charlottesville percussionists. Come experience a drum call led by Whit and friends.


Saturday April 22, 2023 12:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Central Stage | Downtown Mall