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2013 Festival Blog - One World, Many Voices

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

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

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

Festival Audio: Arhuaco from Colombia: Song and Story Circle


Ati Janey Mestre Izquierdo is an Arhuaco poet, storyteller, and basket- and mochila-weaver from the northern part of Colombia. In thisRead More

July 7, 2013   2 Comments

Festival Audio: What’s Your Favorite Word?


What’s your favorite word or phrase, in English or any language? We asked this question Saturday at the One World,Read More

July 7, 2013   No Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #9


Putting together daily galleries of visitor photos of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is always a pleasure, and this gallery isRead More

July 6, 2013   1 Comment

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 6, 2013


It’s 9 pm, and the musicians are still playing away at the Dance Barn of the Hungarian Heritage program. ItRead More

July 6, 2013   No Comments

Palenque Music from Colombia


At the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Andris Padilla Julio, a Palenque percussionist and community youth leader, has an impromptu musicalRead More

July 6, 2013   No Comments