Join us for a special children’s music concert on Saturday, July 9th at 5:30 p.m. on the World Stage in the Peace Corps Festival program area on the National Mall!
Each year, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival holds a special evening concert in honor of the Festival’s co-founder, Ralph Rinzler (1934-1994) and a key person with whom he collaborated. The Rinzler Memorial Concert this year pays tribute to his wife, Kate Rinzler (1937-2010), and her involvement in children’s education, using art and folklore to teach about social issues. We celebrate Mrs. Rinzler’s legacy with a program dedicated to children’s music and games, featuring children’s songwriters Elizabeth Mitchell, Suni Paz, Chip Taylor and the Grandkids, and others.
Suni Paz is a returning Festival performer, and she has recorded many albums for Smithsonian Folkways, including From the Sky of My Childhood; Earth and Ocean songs: Canciones del Mar y de la Tierra; Canciones Para el Recreo: Children’s Songs for the Playground; and Bandera Mia: Songs of Argentina.
Chip Taylor and the Grandkids will also be making their debut on the National Mall, performing songs from their upcoming Smithsonian Folkways album, Golden Kids Rules.