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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

2011 Festival Video - Colombia

2011 Festival Introduction


Introduction to the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and overview of Festival history.

 

Colombia Program Introduction


This video features Olivia Cadaval, the curator of the 2011 Folklife Festival program Colombia: The Nature of Culture. She hasRead More

 

Music Research in the Colombian Plains


In 2011, researchers for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival traveled to the Orinoco Plains of Colombia. Their van broke down, leadingRead More

 

Colombia Music Preview: Chirimía la Contundencia


Here is a preview of Chirimía la Contundencia, a music ensemble that plays chirimía, a traditional genre of Colombia’s northernRead More

 

Yipao Festival in Colombia


Our friend Carlos Alberto Beltrán R. won’t be coming to the Festival, but his tradition will. He sent us thisRead More

 

Video of Azoteas, Home Gardening in Colombia


Manuel Antonio Caicedo of Andagoya, Chocó, a town in the Pacific rainforest coast, talks about the home gardening plots on stiltsRead More

 

Wayuu Video, Traditional Drumming in La Guajira, Colombia


This video shows a Wayuu village elder in the La Guajira state of northern Colombia playing a traditional drum. WhileRead More

 

Cimarrón Performs “El Guate” (The Foreigner)


Colombia plains ensemble Cimarrón perform “El Guate” (The Foreigner). Cimarrón is known for its daring interplay of harp and bandola,Read More

 

Members of Cimarrón discuss Llanero (Plains) Music


Through exquisite musicianship and challenging arrangements, the Colombian group Cimarrón pushes the frontiers of traditional música llanera, the music ofRead More

 

Joropo Dance in Colombia


This footage of joropo dance was shot by the Colombia curatorial team when they were documenting the cowboy traditions of the OrinocoRead More