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The Folklife Festival: In Search of Community

What binds us together in communities? Food? danger? the scientific method? jobs? songs? stories? age? language? sex? color? love? geography? Why the quest for community and the need for roots and multiple identities? This is an invitation for you to commune with us again--on the Mall and in the halls of the Smithsonian--to find some answers to these fascinating questions which affect all of our personal lives. With the 1978 Festival of American Folklife, the Smithsonian starts a five-year cycle of variations on the theme of "community." Our scholars and guests will be demonstrating folklore as the artistic expression of community life, and

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