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2011 Festival Blog

Top Ten Images From Our Visitors, Day Ten


Here are the top ten photos posted on Flickr from day ten of the Festival. While the 2011 Festival isRead More

July 14, 2011   No Comments

Top Ten Images From Our Visitors, Day Nine


Here are theof the Festival. While the 2011 Festival is now over, we hope you’ll keep  uploading those gorgeous imagesRead More

July 14, 2011   No Comments

Bringing Light to West Africa


As Rahama Wright embarked on a two year Peace Corps assignment in Mali, she had every intention of seizing theRead More

July 13, 2011   No Comments

Blisters for Butter: Reflecting on my Experiences at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival


Before my volunteer experience at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, I had reservations regarding the effectiveness of the event. When theRead More

July 13, 2011   2 Comments

Painting Malian Textiles on the Fourth of July


Bògòlanfini is a textile traditionally made by Bamana people in Mali, on cloth woven by men, painted by women andRead More

July 12, 2011   No Comments

Today’s Ten: Photos from 7/11


The Festival closed today at 5:30 p.m. We will continue to post recaps, videos, audio, photo galleries, and more informationRead More

July 11, 2011   1 Comment

Colombia Recipe #10, Empanadas Caleñas


Empanadas Caleñas Recipe by Jaime Otero Llanos Dough: 6 lb white hominy corn Salt Stuffing: 1/2 lb pork 1/2 lb beef 1/2Read More

July 11, 2011   No Comments

Top Ten Images From Our Visitors, Day Eight


Here are the top ten photos posted on Flickr from day eight of the Festival. Keep uploading those gorgeous images toRead More

July 11, 2011   No Comments

Gettin’ Church with Gamble and Huff


A crowd of the faithful gathered last night at the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s Motor City Stage, for “An EveningRead More

July 11, 2011   1 Comment

North-South Dialogue at Colombia Program


Participants in the Colombia program included ritual leaders, musicians, weavers, potters, carvers, and other skilled tradition bearers from the AmazonianRead More

July 11, 2011   1 Comment