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2013 Festival Blog - One World, Many Voices

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

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

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

What Did You Dream? Wayuu Dream Interpretation

What’s in a greeting? Instead of wishing their neighbors good morning, the Wayuu people of Colombia and Venezuela ask eachRead More

July 29, 2013   1 Comment


Passamaquoddy is a unique language spoken by the Wabanaki Indians of northern Maine, with only a few hundred native speakersRead More

July 29, 2013   No Comments

My Father and Baseball

Glenna Cooper, a graduate student at Gallaudet University, recounts how her father supported her during an early experience of discrimination.Read More

July 29, 2013   No Comments