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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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      Catalog No. - CFV10156; Copyright - 2008 Smithsonian Institution
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      Catalog No. - CFV10104; Copyright - 2007 Smithsonian Institution
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      • 3 years ago
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      Los Cardencheros sings 'Farewell My Dear Friends'. [Catalog No. - CFV10282; Copyright - 2010 Smithsonian Institution]
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      Catalog No. - CFV10287; Copyright - 2010 Smithsonian Institution
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