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2013 Festival Blog

Keeping Our Words Alive

Editor’s note: International Mother Language Day, established by UNESCO in 1999, is celebrated annually on February 21 to promote culturalRead More

February 21, 2014   No Comments

Capturing the Folklife Festival: A Student Perspective

Editor’s note: The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage partnered with ARTLAB+, the Hirshhorn Museum’s digital media studio forRead More

February 4, 2014   1 Comment

QR Codes in Cultural Education: Are They Worth It?

Have you noticed the black and white patterned squares on signs and advertisements, offering more information? These are quick responseRead More

December 13, 2013   3 Comments

Kallawaya Blessing Ceremony

The Kallawaya people, who make their home high in the Bolivian Andes, developed intricate systems of traditional medicinal practices andRead More

December 12, 2013   No Comments

Exploring Endangered Languages

I’m approaching the day when I must leave school and make my way in the world; as a graduate student,Read More

December 11, 2013   No Comments

Intangible Cultural Heritage, Within Reach

Countless times throughout the Festival as I walked through the One World, Many Voices site, I couldn’t help but feelRead More

September 23, 2013   2 Comments

The Return of the Welsh—Presenting at One World, Many Voices

When Marjorie Hunt, co-curator of this past summer’s One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage program, informed meRead More

September 19, 2013   1 Comment

Gábor Miklós Szőke and His Puli Dog Sculpture

The Hungarian contemporary artist Gábor Miklós Szőke created a large-scale Puli dog sculpture for the Hungarian Heritage: Roots to RevivalRead More

September 18, 2013   No Comments

Why Language Matters

International participants of the One World, Many Voices program discuss their experiences with federal, state, and community language policies. TheRead More

August 15, 2013   2 Comments

Master Craftsman Levente Lehel Sütő

Artisan Levente Lehel Sütő’s family has been making traditional furniture since the end of the 16th century. At the 2013Read More

August 8, 2013   1 Comment