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2012 Festival Blog - Special Events

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Presents: Quetzal, La Sardina de Naiguatá, and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano


The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is often referred to as a “museum without walls.” As an “encyclopedia of sound,” Smithsonian FolkwaysRead More

June 16, 2012   No Comments

Evening Concerts Preview: From Funk to Azerbaijani Mugham to Hungarian Roma Music to Fife and Drum to African American Folk Music of the Virginia Piedmont


The 2012 Folklife Festival features a very eclectic series of evening concerts. Curators Jim Deutsch and Mark Puryear provide aRead More

June 13, 2012   1 Comment

Bring Back the Funk–Free Concert, Festival Opening Night


Wondering where the funk has gone? Look no further than this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival! The National Museum of AfricanRead More

May 29, 2012   13 Comments