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2013 Festival Video

A History of Urban Dance: Urban Artistry Performance


The performances of Urban Artistry, an international collective of artists and dancers, reveal how street culture aligns music and danceRead More

July 18, 2013   No Comments

Hungarian National Folk Ensemble


Szalonna and his Band, renowned members of the Hungarian National Folk Ensemble, teamed up with Roma fiddler István “Kiscsipás” VargaRead More

July 17, 2013   No Comments

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 atRead More

July 17, 2013   No Comments

Hungarian Heritage Craftspeople


The 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival featured Hungarian Heritage: Roots To Revival as one of its three programs. The Festival drewRead More

July 12, 2013   2 Comments

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

July 12, 2013   No Comments

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

July 12, 2013   No Comments

Hungarian Village Dance


For the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Hungarian choreographers Dezső Fitos and Enikő Kocsis created the “Hungarian Village” program, which presentedRead More

July 12, 2013   2 Comments

Zapotec Procession


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

July 12, 2013   3 Comments

Hungarian Musical Traditions


The folk music of Hungary is one of the country’s most important expressions of national identity. However, Hungary’s music varies greatly byRead More

July 7, 2013   No Comments

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

July 6, 2013   No Comments