29th Festival of American Folklife

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The 29th annual Festival of American Folklife is held on The Mall June 23-27 and June 30-July 4. The festival features "The Cape Verdean Connection," "The Czech Republic: Tradition and Transformation," "Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women," and "Russian Roots, American Branches: Music in Two Worlds." A concert is also held in memory of festival founder, Ralph C. Rinzler.


  • Rinzler, Ralph
  • Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Festival of American Folklife
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1995. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996, p. 29.

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


June 1995


  • Cape Verde
  • Folk music
  • Historians
  • Music
  • Folk festivals
  • Public programs
  • Entertainers
  • Performing arts
  • Indians of North America


  • Czech Republic
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Russia

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