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Behind the Scenes: Designing the Perú: Pachamama Logo

If you have visited the Folklife Festival or seen our promotional posters around the area, you have probably noticed the swirling logo for the Perú: Pachamama program. Much time and research went into its design, so the “icon” could thoughtfully and equally represent the twelve artisan groups we brought from Peru to the National … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Designing the Perú: Pachamama Logo

A Summer Intern Guide to the Marketplace

In the Folklife Festival Marketplace, you’ll find an array of clothing, ornaments, food, jewelry, toys, books, CDs, and more from Peru and around the world. There is something great—and affordable!—for everyone. As the Marketplace interns, we have a few recommendations for our fellow D.C. summer interns, students, and other people … Continue reading A Summer Intern Guide to the Marketplace

Chicha Art: Ancestral Colors, Modern Designs

Silkscreen artist Pedro “MONKY” Rojas uses the same bold colors worn by mountain Quechua people to create advertisements for chicha musicians. He posts his designs in public spaces to raise awareness for the art form and the chicha community. MONKY is giving silkscreen demonstrations at the Perú: Pachamama program. You can purchase … Continue reading Chicha Art: Ancestral Colors, Modern Designs

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