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  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival Introduction

    3,445 views 2 years ago
    Founded in 1967 the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an annual event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. that brings participants from around the world.

    Narrated by Ossie Davis
    Edited by Aurélie Beatley

    [Catalog No. CFV10467; Copyright 2012 Smithsonian Institution] Show less
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    • Brus Rubio: Combining Cultures and Communicating through Art - Duration: 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 3 hours ago
      • 3 views
      Amazonian painter Brus Rubio creates abstract scenes of Huitoto-Bora myths, local stories, and songs in addition to singing and playing the manguaré, a pair of drums made from tree trunks.

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    • Eva Ayllón at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Duration: 7 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      • 118 views
      On opening day of the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Afro-Peruvian diva Eva Ayllón headlined on the Ralph Rinzler Concert Stage on the National Mall.

      http://www.festival.si.edu

      Filmography: ...
    • Festival Experience - Duration: 33 seconds.

      • 6 days ago
      • 77 views
      Deborah Okon talks about her enjoyable Folklife experience since 1967.

      The Smithsonian presents the vibrant culture of Peru on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from June 24 to 28 and July 1 ...
    • The Faces of "Perú: Pachamama" - Duration: 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 334 views
      An introduction to the participants of the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival's "Perú: Pachamama" program.

      Photos and video: Josue Castilleja, Joshua Eli Cogan, Cristina Díaz-Carrera, Alexia Fawce...
    • 2015 Opening Ceremony Webcast - Duration: 1 hour, 17 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 252 views
      On Wednesday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Opening Ceremony was held in the Rasumuson Theater at the National Museum of the American Indian, featuring music and dance performances, plus speaker...
    • Cajon rehearsal - Duration: 16 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 111 views
      Ensayos de cajón de la comunidad peruana para el Smithsonian Folklife Festival "Perú: Pachamama".

      Peruvian community cajon rehearsal for the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival "Perú: Pachamama".

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    • Gourd Carving - Mate Burilado - Duration: 4 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 906 views
      Filmography: Joshua Eli Cogan
      Production: Cristina Díaz-Carrera
      Editing: Claudia Romano

      Catalog No. CFV10729; Copyright 2015 Smithsonian Institution
    • Chicha Poster Art - Duration: 4 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 268 views
      Filmography: Joshua Eli Cogan
      Production: Cristina Díaz-Carrera
      Editing: Claudia Romano

      Catalog No. CFV10730; Copyright 2015 Smithsonian Institution
    • 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Teaser Video - Duration: 31 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 389 views
      The Smithsonian will present the vibrant culture of Peru on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from June 24 to 28 and July 1 to 5, this summer in the Perú: Pachamama program at the Smithsonian ...
    • Intangible Cultural Heritage: An International Dialogue, Part 3 - Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 61 views
      Against the backdrop of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival last June, the Center hosted Intangible Cultural Heritage: An International Dialogue, a gathering which brought together scholars and profe...
    • Intangible Cultural Heritage: An International Dialogue, Part 2 - Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 46 views
      Against the backdrop of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival last June, the Center hosted Intangible Cultural Heritage: An International Dialogue, a gathering which brought together scholars and profe...
    • Intangible Cultural Heritage: An International Dialogue, Part 1 - Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 51 views
      Against the backdrop of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival last June, the Center hosted Intangible Cultural Heritage: An International Dialogue, a gathering which brought together scholars and profe...
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    • Bhangra/Giddha Dance, Sikh and Punjabi American Dancers - Duration: 8 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 200,768 views
      Dance troupe sequence of female dancers, dancing a men's style adapted for women with modern-sikh music. [Catalog No. - CFV10263; Copyright - 2010 Smithsonian Institution]
    • Grupo Cimarrón, Virtuosos of the Colombian Joropo Llanero Tradition - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 53,930 views
      Grupo Cimarrón, virtuosos of the Colombian joropo llanero tradition, performs at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, 2009. [Catalog No. - CFV10205; Copyright - 2009 Smithsonian Institution]
    • Blues Singer and Pianist Marcia Ball Performs "Louella" - Duration: 5 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 49,698 views
      Catalog No. - CFV10156; Copyright - 2008 Smithsonian Institution
    • Los Hermanos Lobo: a Salvadoran Chanchona group from Leesburg, Virginia - Duration: 3 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 34,656 views
      Catalog No. - CFV10104; Copyright - 2007 Smithsonian Institution
    • The Garifuna Collective of Belize/Guatemala - Duration: 5 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 34,296 views
      The Garifuna Collective was co-founded and led by Andy Palacio (1960--2008), a musician dedicated to preserving the unique Garifuna language and culture. Today this group of accomplished, multi-gen...
    • Sweet Heaven Kings: The Sounds of Sunday Morning - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 26,811 views
      The Sweet Heaven Kings, an exhilarating brass ensemble, is made up of members of the United House of Prayer for All People in the Anacostia community of Washington, D.C. The group delivered this un...
    • Los Cardencheros de Sapioriz, A Cappella Singers - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 24,085 views
      Los Cardencheros sings 'Farewell My Dear Friends'. [Catalog No. - CFV10282; Copyright - 2010 Smithsonian Institution]
    • Hula: Preserving Native Hawaiian Language and Culture - Duration: 6 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 23,640 views
      UNUKUPUKUPU is the name of the rigorous hula curricula of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō at Hawai'i Community College, University of Hawai'i System.

      Dr. Tangarō describes the crucial role the Native Hawaiia...
    • Cantadoras del Pacífico, Colombian Currulao Music - Duration: 6 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 22,180 views
      Colombian group, Cantadoras del Pacifico, performs at the 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. [Catalog No. - CFV10203; Copyright - 2009 Smithsonian Institution]
    • Chirimía La Contundencia, Music from Colombia's Pacific Coast - Duration: 7 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 21,975 views
      Chirimía La Contundencia, one of Colombia's most renowned chirimía groups, presents their form of the traditional Pacifico genre to an audience eager to dance.

      Videography by David Barnes, Andrea ...
    • Four Men and a Dog - Duration: 5 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 21,805 views
      Catalog No. - CFV10287; Copyright - 2010 Smithsonian Institution
    • Ulali perform "Mother" - Duration: 3 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 21,168 views
      Ulali is a group of First Nations women who combine drums, rattles, and other percussion instruments with their powerful voices to create a potent blend of traditional Native American roots music a...
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