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2012 Festival Blog - Citified

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #1


Our Festival Flickr Galleries are back! Here is a wonderful selection of images posted on Flickr of the opening dayRead More

June 29, 2012   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: June 28, 2012


Day 2 of the Festival! We are cheating a bit today–adding in a couple of late-arriving photos from last night’s concerts.Read More

June 28, 2012   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: June 27, 2012


The Festival kicked off with great weather, energetic participants, and attentive visitors. Here’s a glimpse into opening day at eachRead More

June 27, 2012   No Comments

The Participants Have Arrived


The 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival opens in less than twenty-four hours and the National Mall is a hub of activityRead More

June 26, 2012   3 Comments

Citified Program Introduction


Curator Portia James and artist Jay Coleman describe the 2012 Festival program Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the AnacostiaRead More

June 24, 2012   1 Comment

Christylez Bacon: At the Festival and in the Marketplace


Photo by Susan Raab; Photo courtesy of the Anacostia Community Museum Christylez Bacon, a native of Washington D.C., is aRead More

June 23, 2012   3 Comments

Artist Profile: BK Adams. I AM ART


When joining the Folklife festival team, I was given brief profiles of all the participants that were a part ofRead More

June 22, 2012   No Comments

Chuck Brown Loved Washington and Washington Loved Chuck Brown


The “Godfather of Go-Go,” Chuck Brown, passed away in May and the nation’s capitol mourned. Chuck had to cancel severalRead More

June 18, 2012   1 Comment

It’s a Learning Experience: Inside Participant Orientation for the Citified Program


In preparation for this summer’s Folklife Festival, the Citified staff team met up with the program participants at the AnacostiaRead More

June 12, 2012   No Comments

Gaining Perspective East of the Anacostia River


My first week interning for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival ended with a trip out into “the field” to meet someRead More

June 8, 2012   1 Comment