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2013 Festival Blog - Special Events

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

July 17, 2013   No Comments

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

July 3, 2013   1 Comment

¡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

July 2, 2013   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: June 30, 2013

Week One of the Festival has concluded. Thanks to everyone for your enthusiasm and involvement in the various programs and activities.Read More

July 1, 2013   No Comments

Previewing China 2014: Dimen Dong Folk Chorus

This summer we are honored to present a special preview of the 2014 program focusing on China, which is aRead More

June 28, 2013   3 Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #1

Today we bring you our very first Flickr gallery of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Take a look! You canRead More

June 28, 2013   No Comments

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

June 27, 2013   No Comments

Save the Date: Festival Opening Ceremony on June 26

Come down to the National Mall on June 26 for the opening of the 2013 Folklife Festival! The opening ceremony,Read More

June 19, 2013   No Comments

2013 Annual Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert: In Recognition of the Legacy of Peter Seitel

The 2013 Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert pays tribute to Dr. Peter Seitel, whose long and distinguished tenure at the SmithsonianRead More

June 11, 2013   2 Comments