MoJa will celebrate the release of The Hollow with a show at the Jefferson African American Heritage Center on January 29.  Photo: Jack Looney

Dynamic Duo: MoJa embraces lifelong musical lessons

It isn’t the quest for red-carpet accolades, social media props, YouTube views or Spotify listens that drives MoJa. The Charlottesville-based quartet, co-fronted by violinist Morwenna Lasko and guitarist Jay Pun, wants to make better art. “We don’t view making music as a commercial enterprise,” says Pun. “Rather, we think of it as a continual process […]

Photo: Robert Llewellyn

2015 Year in Review

Looking back on the last year, it’s clear why Charlottesville was named the No. 2 most exciting city in Virginia (actually, we’d make the case for No. 1). Our town was propelled into the national spotlight for high-profile events such as Martese Johnson’s altercation with ABC agents and Jesse Matthew receiving three life sentences in […]