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Special Event: Tactile and Verbal Description Tours

The rain on June 27 may have pushed the Festival inside the National Museum of the American Indian, but it didn’t stop this year’s first tactile and verbal description tour. Led by Festival accessibility coordinator Lilli Tichinin, the event helps visitors who are blind or have low … Continue reading Special Event: Tactile and Verbal Description Tours

Keeping Rhythm and Tradition for the Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen

With their glittering multicolored costumes, ear-splitting whip cracks, expressive masks, and a marching song you’re sure to get stuck in your head, the Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen procession has been a crowd favorite at the Folklife Festival. Holding down the beat of this … Continue reading Keeping Rhythm and Tradition for the Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen

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 … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Designing the Perú: Pachamama Logo

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