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Hungarian Village Dance

For the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Hungarian choreographers Dezső Fitos and Enikő Kocsis created the “Hungarian Village” program, which presentedRead More

July 12, 2013   2 Comments

Zapotec Procession

  Speakers of the Isthmus Zapotec language from Juchitán de Zaragoza in Oaxaca, Mexico, form a procession through the OneRead More

July 12, 2013   3 Comments

Hungarian Musical Traditions

The folk music of Hungary is one of the country’s most important expressions of national identity. However, Hungary’s music varies greatly byRead More

July 7, 2013   No Comments

Palenque Music from Colombia

At the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Andris Padilla Julio, a Palenque percussionist and community youth leader, has an impromptu musicalRead More

July 6, 2013   No Comments

Welsh poet and broadcaster Ifor ap Glyn

Ifor ap Glyn, Welsh poet and broadcaster, came to the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival to talk with audiences about theRead More

July 5, 2013   1 Comment

An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble

The An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble performed on the “Voices of the World Stage” at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. EditedRead More

July 4, 2013   No Comments

2014 Festival Preview: Dimen Dong Folk Chorus

  The choral musical tradition widespread in southwestern China’s Dong communities is an a cappella polyphony. Dong music is inspiredRead More

July 4, 2013   4 Comments

Will to Adorn presents Muslim fashion show

Designer Lubna Muhammad creates clothing fashions for Muslim women. She presented examples of her work at the Will to AdornRead More

July 4, 2013   No Comments

2013 Rinzler Memorial Concert: The Seldom Scene

Since 1971 The Seldom Scene, a progressive bluegrass band, has been delighting fans around the world with their unique blendRead More

July 3, 2013   1 Comment

Eszter Bíró performing klezmer music

Renowned Hungarian vocalist Eszter Bíró performed Jewish klezmer music with her band. Klezmer music was one of the many diverseRead More

July 3, 2013   No Comments