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2013 Festival Blog

Festival Audio: Teaching Garifuna Music and Language


A crowd favorite at the 2013 Folklife Festival was the Garifuna drumming and dance group. No matter the time ofRead More

July 12, 2013   No Comments

Hungarian Heritage Craftspeople


The 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival featured Hungarian Heritage: Roots To Revival as one of its three programs. The Festival drewRead More

July 12, 2013   2 Comments

Taro in Hawaiian Culture


One World, Many Voices presenter Ka‘ai McAfee-Torco and her uncle Earl Kawa‘a, a taro farmer and therapist, explain the centralRead More

July 12, 2013   No Comments

Sounds of Nature in Music


During a “cross-program” presentation at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, participants demonstrated the influence of nature on their musical traditions.Read More

July 12, 2013   No Comments

Hungarian Village Dance


For the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Hungarian choreographers Dezső Fitos and Enikő Kocsis created the “Hungarian Village” program, which presentedRead More

July 12, 2013   2 Comments

Zapotec Procession


  Speakers of the Isthmus Zapotec language from Juchitán de Zaragoza in Oaxaca, Mexico, form a procession through the OneRead More

July 12, 2013   3 Comments

Hungarian Recipe: Krumpli Gombóc / Potato Dumpling


On the closing day of the 2013 Folklife Festival, Ilona Bolvári and Éva Bagó of the Kalocsa region of HungaryRead More

July 8, 2013   No Comments

A Day in the Life: Festival Sound Engineer Steve Fisher


Today was the last day of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Before the day’s final performances and presentations were inRead More

July 7, 2013   No Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #10


On the last day of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, we are delighted to bring you our tenth gallery ofRead More

July 7, 2013   2 Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 7, 2013


After ten days of extraordinary performances, workshops, and demonstrations, the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival is officially over. We are honored and inspiredRead More

July 7, 2013   4 Comments