The First Fridays series features an eclectic mix of multicultural performing arts showcased in different spaces within the museum. Take advantage of our extended hours on Friday evenings (we’re open until 9 pm) to also stroll through the galleries, explore the VMFA Shop, or enjoy dinner and drinks in Amuse Restaurant. Also enjoy discounted beverages in Best Café and 30-minute gallery tours as part of Friday Art & Wine.
Apr 3, 6-8pm
The Afro-Zen Allstars find their primary inspiration in the lovely and haunting sounds created in Ethiopia during the “Golden Age” (late ’60’s to mid ’70’s), which is music that takes hold of both mind and body and never lets go. The Afro-Zen Allstars presents this music in updated form, with compelling new arrangements and world-class soloists.
Established by guitarist/arranger George M Lowe, Afro-Zen Allstars features the formidable talents of past and present members of such luminary Richmond ensembles as Bio Ritmo, No BS Brass!, Rattlemouth, Fado Nosso, Glows In The Dark, Hotel X, Monk’s Playground, and Ululating Mummies.