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2010 Festival Blog

Nen Daiko, Taiko Drum Ensemble


Taiko drums are large traditional Japanese drums. Nen Daiko, a taiko drum ensemble based in Fairfax, Virginia, performs an interpretationRead More

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Washington Toho Koto Society


The Washington Toho Koto Society, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, promotes the understanding and appreciation of Japanese kotoRead More

September 1, 2010   1 Comment

Bhangra/Giddha Dance, Sikh and Punjabi American Dancers


Punjabi Americans and Sikhs performing Bhangra/Giddha dance which was part of presentations by Guru Gobind Singh Foundation to create awarenessRead More

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Rebecca Andina, Korean American Adoptee


Rebecca Andina was born in Korea in the seventies and adopted by an American family. She discusses growing up AsianRead More

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Alice Gu-Zheng Ensemble, Chinese Zither


The Alice Gu-Zheng Ensemble, a nonprofit organization, performs with the gu-zheng (Chinese zither). 

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Wixárika Healing Ceremonies


The religious life of the Wixárika people is tied to both the agricultural calendar and to mystical practices. Here, AlejandroRead More

September 1, 2010   2 Comments

2010 Festival Introduction


Introduction to the 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and overview of Festival history. 

September 1, 2010   1 Comment

Inside the Smithsonian Channel Documentary about the Hope Diamond


Charles Poe and David Royle, executives for the Smithsonian Channel, allow a Festival audience inside their new production on theRead More

July 15, 2010   1 Comment

Mali’s Dad, on Family, Heritage, and Lao Language


Chanmala Mali Phonpadith was one of three local Asian Pacific American small business owners invited to discuss “Business in theRead More

July 13, 2010   3 Comments

Repairing the Cot


At the 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, many visitors to the Family Activities tent at the Asian Pacific Americans program satRead More

July 12, 2010   3 Comments