1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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The 33rd annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival is held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on June 23-27 and June 30-July 4, 1999. Programs include "Celebrating New Hampshire's Stories," "Gateways to Romania," "South Africa: Crafting the Economic Renaissance of the Rainbow Nation," and the Fifth Annual Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert.


  • Rinzler, Ralph
  • Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Folklife and Folkways Archives and Collections
  • United States. National Park Service
  • Festival of American Folklife
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival


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Smithsonian Folklife Festival 1999: on the National Mall, Washington, D.C. June 23-27 & June 30-July 4 / Co-sponsored by the National Park Service. Festival of American Folklife (1999 : Washington D.C.), Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


June 23-27 and June 30-July 4, 1999


  • Music
  • Folk festivals
  • Public programs
  • Entertainers
  • Performing arts
  • Romania
  • New Hampshire


  • Romania
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • New Hampshire
  • South Africa
  • Washington (D.C.)

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