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2013 Festival Blog - The Will To Adorn

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: June 26, 2013


The 47th Smithsonian Folklife Festival kicked off with a bang this morning. All three program areas were abuzz with activity–with strainsRead More

June 26, 2013   No Comments

Share the Spirit of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival


This morning, the Secretary of the Smithsonian joined dignitaries and participants from around the world to open the 47th SmithsonianRead More

June 26, 2013   No Comments

Brenda Winstead’s joyful quest for West African textiles


Clothing designer Brenda Winstead collaborates with West African artisans—incorporating traditional hand-woven and hand-dyed fabrics to create contemporary garments. In thisRead More

June 25, 2013   2 Comments

Januwa Moja on the wearable art of regalia


Januwa Moja is an artist and designer who celebrates the African Diaspora through the creation of wearable art. Moja refersRead More

June 24, 2013   2 Comments

Festival Prep–Three Days Out


The Festival staff, interns, and volunteers have been hard at work through the weekend. The carpentry crews continue to finishRead More

June 23, 2013   No Comments

Cross-Cultural Conversations at the Folklife Festival


The Folklife Festival has three fantastically diverse programs lined up this year: Hungarian Heritage; One World, Many Voices; and TheRead More

June 21, 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

The Will to Adorn Program Introduction


Curator Diana Baird N’Diaye introduces the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival program The Will to Adorn.

June 19, 2013   1 Comment

The Dixie Cups and The Jewels: On Moms and Hair


Both the Dixie Cups of New Orleans and The Jewels of Washington, D.C., began singing in the early 1960s. As partRead More

June 7, 2013   1 Comment

A Visit to the Warehouse


Thirteen miles east of the National Mall, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage supply and technical crews gearRead More

May 31, 2013   No Comments