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2010 Festival Video

Creating Exhibition Mannequins

Lora Collins, supervisor of the model shop, demonstrates an essential step in the creation of exhibition mannequins—the replication of aRead More


Preservationist Amy Ballard

Amy Ballard, a preservationist at the Smithsonian Institution, began her career as a clerk typist. However, her oddest job wasRead More


Mexico Program Introduction

Introduction and comments from the co-curator, Olivia Cadaval. 


Mexico Program Musicians

Olivia Cadaval, co-curator of the México program, introduces the music participants. 


Mexico Program Field Research

Olivia Cadaval, Smithsonian curator, speaks in depth about the field research conducted for the México program. 


Téenek Ceremony-Danza del Bixom ritual fliers

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


Weaving Traditions in the Vicente Sosa Family

Joel Vicente Contreras and his wife María Sosa Luís own a family-operated weaving workshop in Teotitlán del Valle. 


Mariachi Tradicional Los Tios

Mariachi Tradicional Los Tios from El Manguito perform in a distinctive regional style that has flourished for more than 150Read More


Mexico Foodways Interns and Volunteers

Interns and volunteers worked alongside Mexican cooks in the kitchen area of the Mexico program. 


Chinelos de Atlatlahuacan, Morelos Dance Troupe

Chinelos de Atlatlahuacan, from the state of Morelos in southern Mexico, perform at the festival.