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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

2013 Festival Video - One World, Many Voices

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

 

Zapotec Procession


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

 

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

 

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

 

Native Koro-Speaker Khandu Degio on the Tradition of Building Bamboo ‘Spirit Houses’


Koro is an endangered Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Arunachal Pradesh, India, with an estimated six to eight hundred speakers. KhanduRead More

 

Hawaiian Participants Sing ‘Kaulana Nā Pua’


On the last day of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Hawaiian musician Aaron Salā and other Hawaiian festival participants joinedRead More

 

Ben Bahan and Rhonda Jennings Share Their ASL Stories


Ben Bahan, professor of American Sign Language and deaf studies at Gallaudet University, and his student Rhonda Jennings shared humorousRead More

 

Libaya Baba Perform Traditional Songs in the Endangered Garifuna Language


James Lovell, a musician and educator from New York City, joins the group Libaya Baba of Los Angeles to performRead More

 

The Dimen Dong Folk Chorus Performs the Cicada Song


The Dimen Dong Folk Chorus from the Guizhou Province of China performs an excerpt of the cicada song, in whichRead More

 

Bolivian Music Performance by Los Masis


The Bolivian group Los Masis have been playing traditional Andean music for more than 40 years. They are dedicated toRead More