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2012 Festival Video

University of Florida at the 2012 Festival


The Everglades are living laboratories for University of Florida wildlife researchers looking for solutions to water challenges. At the 2012Read More

July 27, 2012   No Comments

The Guernsey Brothers: Turkey in the Straw


The Guernsey Brothers, a bluegrass duo, performed at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival to supplement the University of Indiana’s exhibitRead More

July 24, 2012   3 Comments

UNUKUPUKUPU in performance


UNUKUPUKUPU is a rigorous didactic and experiential hula curricula that teaches students to better understand their place in the communityRead More

July 24, 2012   1 Comment

More Quilt Magic


Gert McMullin and Jada Harris of The NAMES Project Foundation share stories of “Quilt Magic,” the serendipity that surrounds TheRead More

July 24, 2012   No 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

Living Light: The University of Tennessee Solar-Powered House


The University of Tennessee brought to the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival a prototype home powered entirely by solar energy calledRead More

July 20, 2012   No Comments

La Sardina de Naiguatá: The Music of Carnaval


Formed over fifty years ago on the Venezuelan coast, La Sardina de Naiguatá performs the music of Carnaval. At theRead More

July 18, 2012   No Comments

Dr. Scott Willard, Mississippi State University


Mississippi State University is a leader in the use of technology and public outreach to illuminate advancements in animal health.Read More

July 18, 2012   No Comments

Texas A&M Water Filter Project


Many rural communities in Texas, the Caribbean, and South America lack access to safe drinking water. The Texas A&M UniversityRead More

July 18, 2012   2 Comments