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2012 Festival Blog - Citified

Christylez Freestyle


GRAMMY-nominated, progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon discusses the importance of improvisation (freestyling) in hip-hop and accepts a challenge to createRead More

July 8, 2012   2 Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #9


Today we bring you our 9th fabulous Flickr Gallery of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Check it out! This isRead More

July 8, 2012   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 7, 2012


The mercury reached 105 degrees today; and still, we witnessed some awesome feats at the Festival. A cadre of tirelessRead More

July 7, 2012   No Comments

Festival Audio – Christylez Bacon


Christylez Bacon is a GRAMMY-nominated progressive hip-hop artist and multi-instrumentalist from Southeast Washington, D.C. Here he showcases his many skillsRead More

July 7, 2012   1 Comment

Jay Coleman: Time-lapse Painting


Jay Coleman is a visual artist and educator from Washington D.C. In this time-lapse video, he paints a portrait in fifteenRead More

July 7, 2012   6 Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #8


Today we bring you our 8th fabulous Flickr gallery of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Take a look! We’ve gotRead More

July 7, 2012   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 6, 2012


Today’s highlights include a poetry slam in the Citified program area and an evening concert of mariachi music, featuring theRead More

July 6, 2012   No Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #7


It’s interesting to see certain themes emerge in visitor photos as we move through the Festival, and to observe whichRead More

July 6, 2012   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 5, 2012


Today’s Festival highlights include the live broadcast of NPR’s Talk of the Nation from the Giving Voice stage of theRead More

July 5, 2012   No Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #6


Happy 4th of July, everyone! Today we bring you our 6th fabulous Flickr gallery of the 2012 Festival. Check itRead More

July 4, 2012   No Comments