2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Keeping Our Words Alive
In honor of International Mother Language Day, we asked Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians council member Bud Lane to share the importance of sustaining and reviving language traditions.
Exploring Endangered Languages
Intern Anne Pedersen shares her experience developing the Endangered Languages Story Map and working with participants and attendees of the One World, Many Voices Festival program.
Intangible Cultural Heritage, Within Reach
Countless times throughout the Festival as I walked through the One World, Many Voices site, I couldn't help but feel an overwhelming sense of how fortunate I was to have the opportunity to intern and work with such an amazing program...
The Return of the Welsh—Presenting at the One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage Program of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
When Marjorie Hunt, co-curator of this past summer's One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage program...
Visitors Put Their Languages on the Map
Festival participants aren't the only ones sharing languages in One World, Many Voices. In the Family Activities section, members of the public are invited to write down their own language memory, story, or phrase and post it on the giant world map...
For Hawaiian Participants, Independence Day is a Reminder of Ongoing Struggle
Kihei Nahale-a remembers celebrating the Fourth of July as a child. Watching fireworks, eating hot dogs, and enjoying Independence Day in the quintessential American fashion...
George Papagiannis speaks at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Opening Ceremony
George Papagiannis, External Relations/Information Officer from UNESCO, delivered this speech at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Opening Ceremony...
Previewing China 2014: Dimen Dong Folk Chorus
This summer we are honored to present a special preview of the 2014 program focusing on China, which is a collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China...
Keeping Endangered Languages and Culture Alive
Since I was young I've always had an interest in languages. My first semi-immersive experience with another language was when my family and I travelled to Turkey in the summer of 2001...