28th Festival of American Folklife Held

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Summary

The 28th Festival of American Folklife is held on The Mall July 1-4 and July 7-10. The programs included "Masters of Traditional Art" featuring exemplary traditional artists from across the United States. "The Bahamas" presented participants of African, British, and Seminole descent demonstrated and discussed traditions of family, community, and religious life. "Culture and Development" examined how grassroots culture has contributed to participatory economic and social development programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. "Thailand" highlighted the diversity and vitality of Thai culture through the arts of the household, temple fair, and royal court.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • Festival of American Folklife
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1994. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994, p. 32.

Contact information

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

Date

July 1994

Topic

  • Historians
  • Folk festivals
  • Public programs
  • Entertainers
  • Artists
  • Indians of North America
  • Performing arts
  • Caribbean area
  • African Americans

Place

  • Caribbean Area
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • West Indies
  • Thailand
  • Bahamas
  • Latin America

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