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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

2011 Festival Video

Fred Wesley, pt. 3: Working with James Brown


Legendary trombone player Fred Wesley talks about his work with James Brown. Fred Wesley and The New JBs perform everyRead More

 

Fred Wesley, pt. 4: Jamming with his Heroes


Fred Wesley and The New JBs perform every day from July 7 through July 11, with a special evening concertRead More

 

Fred Wesley, pt. 5: Defining R&B and Funk


Fred Wesley and The New JBs perform every day from July 7 through July 11, with a special evening concertRead 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

 

Video–ASL Introduction to Folklife Festival


This Festival introduction is presented in American Sign Language (ASL) and captions. It explains the various means through which theRead More

 

Video—a Brief History of the Peace Corps


Curator Jim Deutsch talks about the history of the Peace Corps. Video produced by Charles Weber and Eric Griffis.

 

R&B Singer Shirley Jones


From the R&B program “Session Stage,” Shirley Jones shares stories from her illustrious career, describing how she and her sistersRead More

 

Soul Train Dancer Tyrone Proctor


On June 30, opening night of the Festival, former Soul Train dancer Tyrone Proctor shared stories about his first daysRead 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