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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

2013 Festival Video

Kallawaya Blessing Ceremony


  The Kallawaya people, who make their home high in the Bolivian Andes, developed intricate systems of traditional medicinal practicesRead More

December 12, 2013   No Comments

Gábor Miklós Szőke and His Puli Dog Sculpture


The Hungarian contemporary artist Gábor Miklós Szőke created a large-scale Puli dog sculpture for the Hungarian Heritage: Roots to RevivalRead More

September 18, 2013   No Comments

Why Language Matters


  International participants of the One World, Many Voices program discuss their experiences with federal, state, and community language policies.Read More

August 15, 2013   2 Comments

Master Craftsman Levente Lehel Sütő


Artisan Levente Lehel Sütő’s family has been making traditional furniture since the end of the 16th century. At the 2013Read More

August 8, 2013   1 Comment

Dorothy Height and Mary McLeod Bethune Remembered


The Will To Adorn program at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival explored the identity and culture of African Americans throughRead More

August 7, 2013   No Comments

Voguing at the Ball


Earle Bannister, a Baltimore tailor, talks to presenter Althea Grey-McKenzie about the history of voguing, a dance style that originatedRead More

August 2, 2013   No Comments

What Did You Dream? Wayuu Dream Interpretation


What’s in a greeting? Instead of wishing their neighbors good morning, the Wayuu people of Colombia and Venezuela ask eachRead More

July 29, 2013   1 Comment

Pesqahsuwehsok


Passamaquoddy is a unique language spoken by the Wabanaki Indians of northern Maine, with only a few hundred native speakersRead More

July 29, 2013   No Comments

My Father and Baseball


Glenna Cooper, a graduate student at Gallaudet University, recounts how her father supported her during an early experience of discrimination.Read More

July 29, 2013   No Comments

Wedding Traditions from the Szék Region of Transylvania


One day during the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a group of participants in the Hungarian Heritage program staged a weddingRead More

July 26, 2013   1 Comment