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2016 Festival Information
Thank you to all our participants and visitors who joined us this year on the National Mall!
The 2016 Folklife Festival celebrated resilient communities around the world. We discovered how the Basque country sustains culture, drawing on traditions to innovate in a rapidly changing world. Visitors learned renowned cooking techniques and phrases in the Euskara language.
Together we experienced the Sounds of California through the music and stories of communities shaping the diverse state. Visitors could interact with artists in music workshops and stretch out on the lawn for evening concerts.
In the On the Move tent, we explored how migration and immigration impact our culture and everyday lives. All were invited to share their own stories in discussions, mapping questionnaires, and social media activities.