Day Nine: Top Ten Festival Photos

See highlights from the Folklife Festival captured by our photography team. Join us on the National Mall to see the action for yourself, and add your own photos to our Festival Flickr group!

Every day, Tian Tian is looking up. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Every day, Tian Tian is looking up. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Helping hands on the Kitengela glass hut. Photo by Pruitt Allen, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Helping hands on the Kitengela glass hut. Photo by Pruitt Allen, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
A Miao performer demonstrates the lusheng, a bamboo mouth organ. Photo by Brian Barger, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
A Miao performer demonstrates the lusheng, a bamboo mouth organ. Photo by Brian Barger, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Ali Abdalla Skanda and a visitor play mancala on a hand-carved board. Photo by Hermine Dreyfuss, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Ali Abdalla Skanda and a visitor play mancala on a hand-carved board. Photo by Hermine Dreyfuss, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
The Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe takes over People's Park with their Dragon Dance. Photo by Francisco X. Guerra, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
The Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe takes over People’s Park with their Dragon Dance. Photo by Francisco X. Guerra, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
An introduction to the art of recycling through flip-flop carving. Photo by Heather Caverhill, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
An introduction to the art of recycling through flip-flop carving. Photo by Heather Caverhill, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Hitting the Ngoma dance floor with Kenge Kenge. Photo by Brian Barger, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Hitting the Ngoma dance floor with Kenge Kenge. Photo by Brian Barger, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Performers Iddi Achieng' and Wu Man in a cross-program  discussion on women and music in Teahouse Commons. Photo by Kate Mankowski, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Performers Iddi Achieng’ and Wu Man in a cross-program discussion on women and music in Teahouse Commons. Photo by Kate Mankowski, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Backstage with the Miao singers. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Backstage with the Miao singers. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
The face changer of the Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
The face changer of the Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution