Celebrate 50 Years of Folklife, Support 50 More

Video directed and edited by Albert Tong; produced by Albert Tong and Charlie Weber For fifty years, the Folklife Festival has been creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences with our participants and visitors. Through music, dance, food, crafts, and stories, we learn about other cultures, about each other, … Continue reading Celebrate 50 Years of Folklife, Support 50 More

The Basque Bertsolariak: Festival Welcome

At Basque festivals, sporting events, and other ceremonial gatherings, it is traditional to invite bertsolariak to the stage to sing a greeting in rhymed verse. The opening ceremony of the 2016 Folklife Festival was no different, with short songs by Martin Goicoechea, Irati Anda, and Xabier Paya. … Continue reading The Basque Bertsolariak: Festival Welcome

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