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Smithsonian Folklife Festival


The 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will take place Wednesday, June 24, through Sunday, June 28, and Wednesday, July 1, through Sunday, July 5. It will be located on the National Mall adjacent to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Admission to the Festival is free, and hours are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, with special evening events beginning at 7 p.m. The Festival is co-sponsored by the Republic of Peru Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) and presented in partnership with the National Park Service.

During the Festival, visiting members of the press should register at the Press station, located inside the National Museum of the American Indian.

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Michael A. Mason, Center director
Sabrina Lynn Motley, Festival director
Olivia Cadaval, Peru co-curator
Cristina Diaz-Carrera, Peru co-curator
Rafael Varon Gabai, Peru research coordinator

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Perú: Pachamama co-curator Cristina Diaz-Carrera crosses the Q’eswachaka Bridge over the Apurimac River. Photo by Alexia Fawcett