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2011 Festival Blog - Rhythm & Blues

Soul Train Dance Party in 90 Seconds


We are happy to share this wonderful video of the June 30 Soul Train Dance Party. This was shot byRead More

August 30, 2011   1 Comment

Swamp Dogg performs “Total Destruction to Your Mind”


Swamp Dogg and company perform “Total Destruction to Your Mind,” the title song of Swamp Dogg’s first LP from 1970. JerryRead More

August 8, 2011   No Comments

Swamp Dogg Live!


Celebrated songwriter, producer, singer, musician, and performer Jerry “Swamp Dogg” Williams performs his song “Crawdad Hole.” Video shot by EricRead More

July 21, 2011   1 Comment

Presenting the Monitors of Wilson County, North Carolina


The Monitors, from Wilson County, North Carolina, have been performing for over fifty years. Best known for their R&B and jazzRead More

July 18, 2011   3 Comments

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

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

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