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2013 Festival Video - Special Events

Highlights from the Opening Ceremony

The 47th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival welcomed a host of international participants. The Opening Ceremony started off with a livelyRead More


¡Kashnami Kawsanchik! [This is how we live!]

Prior to my first trip to Ecuador in 2010, I spent my teenage summers combing through stacks of CDs soldRead More


2013 Rinzler Memorial Concert: The Seldom Scene

Since 1971 The Seldom Scene, a progressive bluegrass band, has been delighting fans around the world with their unique blendRead More


The Most Powerful Poem You Have Ever Met: Alexis Gumbs at the 2013 Folklife Festival Closing Ceremony

Alexis Gumbs, a textile artist, political advocate, and presenter at the Will to Adorn program, reads a poem at theRead More