This year’s SunFest, Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm, is sure to be packed with fun for the entire family. Don’t miss the new Revels Kids Zone, where we will have Arts & Crafts, Storytelling, and an opportunity to learn traditional children’s songs from around the world. Along with our two performance stages, there will be vendors from around the world, delicious world flavors, and a chance for you to learn about Washington Revels and its many programs and events throughout the year. A performing arts festival takes a lot of person-power to make it happen — consider volunteering!

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Spotlight: Washington Revels Gallery Voices

by June 9, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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Washington Revels Gallery Voices is a select group of vocalists performing a tapestry of musical styles: Medieval, Renaissance, Early American hymns and folk songs, 19th and 20th-century part-songs, and more. The group, formed in 2002 by Washington Revels music director Elizabeth Fulford Miller, performs at outdoor festivals, concert series and Read more »

Spotlight: Christylez Bacon

by June 8, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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Christylez Bacon (pronounced: chris-styles) is a GRAMMY Nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist and multi-instrumentalist from Southeast, Washington, DC. As a performer, Christylez multi-tasks between various instruments such as the West African djembe drum, acoustic guitar, and the human beat-box (oral percussion), all while continuing the oral tradition of storytelling through his Read more »

Spotlight: Dawn Avery (leriho:kwats)

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Rarely are performers as at home at Lincoln Center as they are in a longhouse. Composer, cellist, vocalist, educator and Grammy-nominated performer, Dawn Avery is equally comfortable with either. Of Mohawk descent, Dawn’s Indian name is Ieriho:kwats and she wears the turtle clan around her neck. Working with musical luminaries Read more »

Spotlight: Wrhatnala USA

by June 7, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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Wrhatnala USA is composed of elegant and exquisitely costumed dancers from Indonesia. Based in Germantown Maryland, Wrhatnala USA features performers from throughout the extended metro DC area and has presented numerous performances and educational programs across the United States. Wrhatnala USA is part of the legacy of I Gusti Agung Read more »

Spotlight: The Sweater Set

by June 6, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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Winners of the 2011 Washington Area Music Award for “Best Contemporary Folk Duo.” Since their early years as teens in a DC church choir, Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin have developed a unique musical relationship. Intricate soprano/alto harmonies soar over multi-instrumental arrangements of ukulele, guitar, flute, hand percussion, accordion, banjo, Read more »

Community Investment Project

by May 31, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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This year I embarked on a new project in connection with SunFest 2012.  At Washington Revels, we have a community-based focus, so I began to wonder how I could leverage this event to create an even larger community focus. In addition to my passion for the performing arts and the Read more »

Spotlight: Jordan Shackelford, Visual Artist

by May 23, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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I am so very happy to add Jordan Shackelford to the list of talented artists who will be participating in this year’s event. Jordan will be creating an original piece of art “live” at SunFest 2012 that will embody the day’s events and interactions. I first saw Jordan’s work at the Read more »

Welcome from the Producer

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Last year was a great success and this year’s SunFest looks to be even more spectacular! We were given the opportunity to work with so many talented performers and vendors and we hope this year will afford us the same chance. This year’s SunFest held on Sunday, June 10, 2012 Read more »