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2012 Festival Blog - Citified

The Musical Life of Chuck Brown

The 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival paid tribute to the late Chuck Brown, the “Godfather of Go-Go,” with a day ofRead More

December 3, 2012   No Comments

Creating a Citified Community on the National Mall

In reflecting on our experiences at the 2012 Folklife Festival, the team of interns from the Citified: Arts and CreativityRead More

October 17, 2012   No Comments

Albus Cavus Art Collective

Albus Cavus is a non-profit collective of artists, educators, and visionaries who use art, science, and technology to improve publicRead More

August 10, 2012   No Comments

Nu Flava Ink

Husband and wife Charles “Coco” Bayron and Yvonne Bayron share stories about their tattoo shop Nu Flava Ink, located inRead More

July 30, 2012   5 Comments

South African Gumboot from the Taratibu Youth Association Steppers

The Taratibu Youth Association Steppers, a dance company from the D.C. area, show off powerful footwork that sound out traditionalRead More

July 23, 2012   No Comments

Meet the Taratibu Youth Association Steppers

The Taratibu Youth Association Steppers, a dance company composed of twenty-one young women, create powerful rhythms with their precise footworkRead More

July 23, 2012   1 Comment

Best of the Festival Gallery: Photos From Our Visitors

Today we bring you a selection of our very favorite visitor images from the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in ourRead More

July 12, 2012   No Comments

Photos From Our Festival Vistors: Flickr Gallery #10

Today we bring you our final daily Flickr gallery of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Take a look! It’s been aRead More

July 9, 2012   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 8, 2012

The final day of the Festival! Thank you to all the staff, interns, volunteers, organizational partners, participants, and visitors. WeRead More

July 8, 2012   No Comments

Progressive Hip-Hop with Christylez Bacon

GRAMMY-nominated musician Christylez Bacon is well known for his imaginative blending of acoustic and hip-hop music accompanied by oral percussionRead More

July 8, 2012   No Comments