2017 Folklife Festival

Remembering E.O. 9066: San Jose Taiko on Musical and Historical Resonances

February 19, 2017, marked the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the exclusion of Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II. Starting in February 1942, in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl … Continue reading Remembering E.O. 9066: San Jose Taiko on Musical and Historical Resonances

Creating a New Tradition to Honor the NEA National Heritage Fellows

Editor’s note: In our 50th anniversary year, the 2017 Folklife Festival will feature a program called American Folk: Celebrating the NEA National Heritage Fellows. We are partnering with our friends at the National Endowment for the Arts, and the organization’s folk and traditional arts specialist … Continue reading Creating a New Tradition to Honor the NEA National Heritage Fellows

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