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2010 Festival Blog - México

Hamac Caziim, Mexican-Comcáac Rock Band

The Mexican rock band Hamac Caziim performs in their tribe’s native language in order to engage younger generations while keepingRead More

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

Grupo de Fandango de Artesa Los Quilamos, Music and Dance from Oaxaca

Grupo de Fandango de Artesa Los Quilamos come from the southern coastal region of Oaxaca. The music and dance theyRead More

July 5, 2010   No Comments

Warrior for Peace, APA Program July 4 Highlights

Today is the Fourth of July, a day when our nation celebrates the Declaration of Independence from England that ThomasRead More

July 4, 2010   No Comments

Ceremony of Danza del Bixom Tiiw, Ritual Fliers

During the ceremony of Danza del Bixom Tíiw, members of the Téenek community of Tamaletón become ritual fliers to honorRead More

June 30, 2010   No Comments

Wixárica Cleansing Ceremony

If you haven’t yet visited this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival, be sure to check out the daily Wixárica cleansing ceremonies.Read More

June 29, 2010   3 Comments