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2011 Festival Blog - Colombia

Mi experiencia como presentadora del programa de Colombia/My Experience as a Colombia Program Presenter


Debo reconocer que el Festival del Smithsonian me dejó profundamente conmovida y asombrada. Cuando se hablaba de exposiciones de humanosRead More

August 2, 2011   2 Comments

Joropo Music and Dance with Cabrestero


From the Southeastern Plains of Colombia, Cabrestero performs the joropo music that is an important part of the region’s cattle-ranchingRead More

July 21, 2011   1 Comment

Colombia Program Craftspeople


Dozens of Colombian craftspeople participated in the 2011 Festival. They were carpenters, carvers, ceramicists, cooks, hairstylists, hat makers, flower andRead More

July 20, 2011   1 Comment

Colombian Chirimía Meets American Rhythm & Blues


On the last day of the Festival, July 11, musicians from Chirimía la Contundencia (Quibdó, Colombia) and the Monitors (WilsonRead More

July 18, 2011   3 Comments

Connecting Communities through Cultural Exchange


As a participant in the Smithsonian’s Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA), I was invited to be a volunteer inRead More

July 14, 2011   No Comments

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

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