Day 1: Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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Photo by @TheNationalMall

Today, the National Mall in Washington D.C. went from open field to bustling international village as the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival opened to the public.

One of the three major themes this year is “One World, Many Voices,” put on in partnership with the Enduring Voices Project, our collaborative project with National Geographic. Representatives of some of the world’s most endangered languages are gathering in the U.S. capitol for ten days of cultural celebration and dialogue.

K. David Harrison, our Director of Research and one of the curators of the festival, just did a great interview with Nat Geo NewsWatch about the festival! Check it out right here.

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