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2014 Festival Video - China

2014 Festival Preview: Dimen Dong Folk Chorus

The choral musical tradition widespread in southwestern China’s Dong communities is an a cappella polyphony. Dong music is inspired byRead More


Making Music, Mimicking Voices on the Miao Lusheng

Miao lusheng maker and player Mo Ming and singer Li Lingting perform in their home village of Leishan in GuizhouRead More


Song of Spring: Traditional Miao Arts

Liang Xiaoying from Leishan in the Guizhou Province, sings two traditional Miao songs, “Song of Spring” and “Date When WeRead More


Introducing China at the Folklife Festival

Meet the China: Tradition and the Art of Living program team preparing for the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Curators SojinRead More


Music of the Inner Mongolian Grasslands

Band manager Zhu Zhizhong and musicians Baiyinmenghe, Baoyin, and Boerzhijinfu of the group Ih Tsetsn from Inner Mongolia speak andRead More


Hou Yi and the Ten Suns: A Chinese Folktale

Production and animation: Aurélie Beatley Narration: Karlie Leung The story of the archer Hou Yi goes back to at leastRead More


Breaking and Blessing Ground for the Flower Plaque

Eight days before the opening of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, participants from Hong Kong began construction on the bambooRead More


Who Is Tian Tian?

The flower plaque at the entrance to China: Tradition and the Art of Living at the 2014 Folklife Festival prominently features aRead More


The Story of the Bamboo Flower Plaque

Upon entering the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival from the west, visitors are greeted by a 30+ meter bamboo flower plaque.Read More


Highlights from the 2014 Opening Ceremony

The 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival opened on Wednesday, June 25, with performances by artists from China and Kenya and remarksRead More