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2010 Festival Video

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

 

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

 

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

 

Alice Gu-Zheng Ensemble, Chinese Zither


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

 

Wixárika Healing Ceremonies


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

 

2010 Festival Introduction


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

 

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

 

Performances by Mongolian and Republic of Fiji Islands Participants


Mongolian Americans demonstrated aspects of the traditional three-day Naadam Festival during the 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The celebration includes competitionsRead More

 

Korean Calligraphy, Bhangra/Ghiddha Dance, and Koto Music


Kwon Myoung-Won is a Korean American calligrapher. Kwon demonstrated his skills by creating a 150-foot-long scroll.  

 

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