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Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

By June 26, 2013

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The Smithsonian Folklife Festival begins this week and runs from June 26-30 and July 3-7, 2013. The special event is sponsored each June-July by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage celebrating cultural traditions around the world. Visitors enjoy daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues. This year's programs include:
  • Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival
  • One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage
  • Will to Adorn: African American Identity and the Aesthetics of Dress
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    July 1, 2013 at 11:02 pm
    (1) Gerald Stokes says:

    Each year my wife and I anticipate attending the Folklife Festival. We visited this year’s event on June 30. We were very pleased and enlightened by the many displays and music on Hungary. I even enjoyed the “throat singers” which my wife was less impressed with. However we were both equally unimpressed, even disappointed by the “Will to Adorn” exhibits. They were poorly presented and had little significance to share with the general public. I think that this attempt did not nearly approach the overall content and quality as other exibits this year and in past years. My wife and are both African Americans senior citizens who feel an apology is warranted by those who chose the topic and participants of “Will to Adorn”.

    July 2, 2013 at 6:21 am
    (2) Rachel Cooper says:

    I agree with you and would suggest that you send this comment directly to the organizers of the festival at folklife-info@si.edu

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