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  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival Introduction

    3,684 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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    • La Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen de Paucartambo - Duration: 5 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 4 days ago
      • 29 views
      La Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen de Paucartambo represents a much larger celebration in Paucartambo, Peru that honors the town's patron saint, the Virgin Mamacha Carmen, with contradanza line danc...
    • Having Fun with Peru Gozando - Duration: 6 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 4 days ago
      • 54 views
      Peru Gozando, a folk band based in Falls Church, Virginia, accompanied World Champion Marinera dancer Milagros López Loli and her partner Dieter Bauermann at the 2015 Folklife Festival.

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    • Tutuma's Final Festival Performance - Duration: 5 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 4 days ago
      • 34 views
      Members of the Afro-Peruvian group Tutuma use traditional songs and zapateo dance to spread knowledge of their ancestry as descendants of enslaved Africans in Peru during Spanish colonization.

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    • Timoteo Ccarita Sacaca: Weaving with Pleasure - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 4 days ago
      • 23 views
      The Perú: Pachamama program at the 2015 Festival featured a group of traditional weavers from the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, including Timoteo Ccarita Sacaca, a Cusco native.

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    • The Wachiperi Community of the Peruvian Amazon - Duration: 5 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 55 views
      At the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Nely Ninantay Yonaje shares her experience growing up in the remote Peruvian Amazon community of Queros. In the Festival's "Perú: Pachamama" program, she ...
    • "Negra Presuntuosa" – Susana Baca at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Duration: 4 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 108 views
      At the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall, Susana Baca performed an evening concert as part of the "Perú: Pachamama" program.

      http://festival.si.edu

      Filmographers: Angela Cal...
    • "Soledad" – Viento Callejero at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Duration: 4 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 69 views
      Viento Callejero ("street breeze") performed at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival's Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert on June 28, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

      http://festival.si.edu

      Filmography: D...
    • Agustín Lira & Alma at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Duration: 5 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 63 views
      Agustín Lira & Alma chronicle the experiences and hidden histories of Chicano, Indigenous, and immigrant communities integral to California’s cultural fabric. They performed at the 2015 Smithsonian...
    • Angel Callañaupa: Honoring Pachamama through Painting - Duration: 5 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 40 views
      The Peru program at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival takes its name from Pachamama, translating to “Mother Earth” in the native Quechua and Aymara languages. Pachamama is central to the many ...
    • Julie Freundt and Marinera Viva!!! - Duration: 5 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 66 views
      Peruvian criollo singer Julie Freundt joins Marinera Viva!!! at the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.

      http://festival.si.edu
    • Trío de Estudiantina Municipal de Ayacucho - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 59 views
      Popular throughout Peru, huayno is a traditional genre with Andean roots that incorporates both pre-Hispanic and Western musical elements. Each region has its own style. One of the most popular in ...
    • Crossing: The 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Duration: 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 192 views
      http://festival.si.edu

      Narration: Julie Freundt, Festival participant and singer, Marinera Viva!!!
      Filmography, production, editing: Albert Tong
      Assistance: Mathewe Banda

      Albert Tong was commissi...
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    • Bhangra/Giddha Dance, Sikh and Punjabi American Dancers - Duration: 8 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 204,082 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
      • 55,273 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
      • 50,988 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
      • 34,982 views
      Catalog No. - CFV10104; Copyright - 2007 Smithsonian Institution
    • The Garifuna Collective of Belize/Guatemala - Duration: 5 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 34,574 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.

      • 3 years ago
      • 27,230 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
      • 24,641 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
      • 24,469 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
      • 22,916 views
      Colombian group, Cantadoras del Pacifico, performs at the 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. [Catalog No. - CFV10203; Copyright - 2009 Smithsonian Institution]
    • Four Men and a Dog - Duration: 5 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 22,353 views
      Catalog No. - CFV10287; Copyright - 2010 Smithsonian Institution
    • George Clinton: Give Up the Funk - Duration: 5 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 22,205 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...
    • Chirimía La Contundencia, Music from Colombia's Pacific Coast - Duration: 7 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 22,135 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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