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2011 Festival Video

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

 

Music from Mompox – Don Abundio y sus Traviesos


Don Abundio y sus Traviesos, a music and dance ensemble from Mompox, Colombia, played for the other Colombia program participantsRead More

 

Highlights from the Festival’s Opening Ceremony


Highlights from the opening ceremony for the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Video edited by Michael Headley.

 

Denise Brown, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Santa Lucia


Denise Brown, who is deaf, served as a volunteer coordinator in Santa Lucia. Her fellow volunteers learned sign language, andRead More

 

Earl Yates, Former Country Director for Peace Corps/South Africa


Earl Yates, former country director for Peace Corps/South Africa, discusses how he and his volunteers operated in this new Peace CorpsRead More

 

Chirimía La Contundencia, Music from Colombia’s Pacific Coast


Chirimía La Contundencia, one of Colombia’s most renowned chirimía groups, presents their form of the traditional Pacifico genre to anRead More

 

Peace Corps Volunteers on Perceptions of Americans


African American Peace Corps volunteer Richard Campbell and Japanese American volunteer Shunpei Igushi talk about how they have experienced perceptionsRead More

 

Francisco Mena Palacios, Colombian Filigree Jewelry Craftsman


Colombia program participant Francisco Mena Palacios is a filigree jewelry craftsman from Quibdó (in the country’s Pacific region). He learned hisRead More

 

Lucky Lloyd, R&B Guitar Player


Musician Lucky Lloyd was here for the first week of the Festival, playing lead guitar with Swamp Dogg. In this interview,Read More