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  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival Introduction

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    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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    • Radio Lucha: Broadcasting Kukama Language, Culture, and Contemporary Issues - Duration: 6 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      • 12 views
      Through participatory methods, Radio Ucamara in the Peruvian Amazon works across generations to keep their community's Kukama culture and oral traditions alive.

      http://www.festival.si.edu

      Produc...
    • Danza Sarawja: Circling Through Histories - Duration: 5 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      • 24 views
      Behind every great dance is a rich and complex history, in which Danza Sarawja exemplifies the mix of Spanish and pre-Inka traditions in Peru. In the Moquegua Region of the southern Andean highland...
    • Elliot Tupac: Capturing a Moment in a Mural - Duration: 5 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      • 16 views
      The "Perú: Pachamama" program at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival featured several chicha street artists, including Elliot Tupac, a Peruvian muralist and designer who hails from Lima. He view...
    • The Basics: Zapateo del Carmen-Chincha - Duration: 7 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 6 days ago
      • 50 views
      Here you will learn two basic moves of the Zapateo de Carmen Chincha tradition. They are movements, similar to tap, that use feet as percussive instruments. The tutorial is led by Miguel Ballumbro...
    • 54 Years Later, the U.S. Embassy Reopens in Havana - Duration: 8 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 55 views
      On January 3, 1961, three young Marines, Lance Cpl. Larry Morris, Cpl. F.W. “Mike” East, and Sgt. Jim Tracy, lowered the flag at the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. It would not be raised ag...
    • Ronald Villasante: A Peruvian-American Volunteers at the Festival - Duration: 5 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 59 views
      The Perú: Pachamama program at the 2015 Festival couldn't have run as smoothly as it did without its volunteers. In this video, Ronald Villasante, a photography volunteer, shares what it was like s...
    • 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Opening Ceremony Highlights - Duration: 5 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 53 views
      The Opening Ceremony for the 2015 Folklife Festival was held on June 24 in the National Museum of the American Indian’s Rasmuson Theater. The event featured a few of the visiting performance groups...
    • Tutuma: Afro-Peruvian Zapateo Dance - Duration: 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 51 views
      The members of Afro-Peruvian dance group Tutuma use their feet as percussion instruments with tap-like zapateo steps that have evolved from the historical dance traditions of enslaved Africans in P...
    • Marinera Dance with Peruvian Paso Horses at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Duration: 112 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 80 views
      One of the origin theories behind Marinera dance is the story of a soldier who, when riding through a village in coastal Peru, noticed a beautiful young woman. The soldier’s flirtation with her fro...
    • 100 Cajoneros at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Opening Ceremony - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 46 views
      After the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Folklife Festival, 100 Cajoneros—an ensemble of Peruvians living in the United States—welcomed the Perú: Pachamama program to the National Mall. The cajón box...
    • Dancing with Scissors: La Danza de las Tijeras - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 81 views
      During the first Festival Community Day at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Peruvian dancer Steve Cotaquispe, who was born in Ayacucho, came from New York to present the danza de las tijeras...
    • Fishing, Surfing, Teaching: The Traditions of Huanchaco - Duration: 4 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 30 views
      Production: Claudia Romano, Marisol Medina-Cadena
      Editing: Claudia Romano
      Filmography: Claudia Romano, Cristina Díaz-Carrera, Charlie Weber, Brian Hart, Lugyal Bum
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      • 4 years ago
      • 209,666 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]
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      • 4 years ago
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      Grupo Cimarrón, virtuosos of the Colombian joropo llanero tradition, performs at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, 2009. [Catalog No. - CFV10205; Copyright - 2009 Smithsonian Institution]
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      Catalog No. - CFV10156; Copyright - 2008 Smithsonian Institution
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      • 4 years ago
      • 35,293 views
      Catalog No. - CFV10104; Copyright - 2007 Smithsonian Institution
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      • 4 years ago
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      • 3 years ago
      • 27,947 views
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      • 2 years ago
      • 25,259 views
      UNUKUPUKUPU is the name of the rigorous hula curricula of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō at Hawai'i Community College, University of Hawai'i System.

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    • Los Cardencheros de Sapioriz, A Cappella Singers - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 25,122 views
      Los Cardencheros sings 'Farewell My Dear Friends'. [Catalog No. - CFV10282; Copyright - 2010 Smithsonian Institution]
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      • 4 years ago
      • 23,782 views
      Colombian group, Cantadoras del Pacifico, performs at the 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. [Catalog No. - CFV10203; Copyright - 2009 Smithsonian Institution]
    • George Clinton: Give Up the Funk - Duration: 5 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 23,158 views
      Legendary funk artist George Clinton has influenced countless musicians and musical genres ranging from hip-hop to rock. Here, the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Sm...
    • Four Men and a Dog - Duration: 5 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 22,853 views
      Catalog No. - CFV10287; Copyright - 2010 Smithsonian Institution
    • Chirimía La Contundencia, Music from Colombia's Pacific Coast - Duration: 7 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 22,550 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 ...
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