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2013 Festival Blog - One World, Many Voices

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #8


Have you ever wanted to meet a Folklife Festival photographer? On the closing weekend of the Festival you’ll have aRead More

July 5, 2013   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 5, 2013


It’s Friday—the end of the work week! There are only two remaining days of the Festival. We enjoyed sunnier, drierRead More

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A Day in the Life: Festival Stage Manager Jeanette Buck


Smithsonian Folklife Festival stage manager Jeanette Buck speaks about life backstage and her experience working the Festival. Buck started workingRead More

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Visitors Put Their Languages on the Map


Festival participants aren’t the only ones sharing languages in One World, Many Voices. In the Family Activities section, members ofRead More

July 5, 2013   5 Comments

For Hawaiian Participants, Independence Day is a Reminder of Ongoing Struggle


Kihei Nahale-a remembers celebrating the Fourth of July as a child. Watching fireworks, eating hot dogs, and enjoying Independence DayRead More

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Festival Audio: Hatun Kotama


At the heart of this year’s One World, Many Languages program is a number of wonderful musical groups. Hatun KotamaRead More

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Welsh poet and broadcaster Ifor ap Glyn


Ifor ap Glyn, Welsh poet and broadcaster, came to the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival to talk with audiences about theRead More

July 5, 2013   1 Comment

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #7


On the end of day seven of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, we are happy to be able to shareRead More

July 4, 2013   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 4, 2013


Happy Fourth of July! We enjoyed a great, lively day of big crowds, fabulous performances, and blue sky.  Click onRead More

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A Day in the Life: Festival Warehouse Coordinator Jason Morris


Today’s “Day in the Life” features Jason Morris, the Warehouse Coordinator for the Folklife Festival. This is Jason’s third yearRead More

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