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2013 Festival Blog - The Will To Adorn

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

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #5


Here are a few of our favorite visitor photos from day five of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. You canRead More

June 30, 2013   3 Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #4


Today we bring you a gallery of outstanding visitor photos from day four of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.  YouRead More

June 29, 2013   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: June 29, 2013


The Puli dog sculpture, which artist Gabor Miklos Szoke has been constructing in the Hungarian Heritage program area, was movedRead More

June 29, 2013   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: June 28, 2013


Day 3–Festival staff, volunteers, interns, participants, and visitors are a hardy and dedicated bunch. Nimbly avoiding puddles, mud patches, andRead More

June 28, 2013   No Comments

George Papagiannis speaks at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Opening Ceremony


George Papagiannis, External Relations/Information Officer from UNESCO, delivered this speech at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Opening Ceremony. When timeRead More

June 28, 2013   No Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #2


Beautiful photos from our Festival visitors are starting to flood onto Flickr. We’ve  put together a gallery of a fewRead More

June 28, 2013   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: June 27, 2013


Day 2! The Shepherds of Karcag worked all day on preparing a stew made from a whole mutton. The HungarianRead More

June 27, 2013   1 Comment

Festival Audio: In Process…a capella ensemble


Our first installment of the 2013 Festival Audio series features a song from In Process…, an a capella ensemble fromRead More

June 27, 2013   2 Comments

Januwa Moja discusses symbolism of West African combs


Januwa Moja celebrates the African diaspora through her work as an artist and designer. In this video, Moja shares aRead More

June 27, 2013   No Comments