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Smithsonian’s 46th Annual Folklife Festival June 27–July 1 and July 4–8, 2012

by Prince Of Petworth June 27, 2012 at 11:00 am 17 Comments


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From an email:

It’s that time of year again for the Smithsonian’s 46th annual Folklife Festival. The 10-day free festival runs June 27–July 1 and July 4–8, 2012 on the National Mall. This year’s festival features live music, group dance parties, demonstrations, local food and much more!

Be sure to check out this year’s festival programs:

Campus and Community celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of two institutions that touch our lives every day: public universities and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River presented in collaboration with the Anacostia Community Museum, highlights the connections among residents of urban communities as expressed through arts and creativity.

Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt features the remarkable artistry, inspiration and impact of the largest community art project in the world.

Wondering where the funk has gone? Look no further than this year’s Festival! The National Museum of African American History and Culture will “Bring Back the Funk” with a free opening concert on the National Mall, Wednesday, June 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free concert will feature music legends George Clinton, Meshell Ndegeocello and Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk.

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