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The Festival as Cultural Partnership

Welcome to the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival! This year we feature three programs--Alberta at the Smithsonian; Carriers of Culture: Living Native Basket Traditions; Nuestra Música: Latino Chicago--as well as a special concert series, Been in the Storm So Long. The Festival, now celebrating its 40th year on the National Mall of the United States, presents a compelling, research-based sampling of the diverse traditions of America and the world to large public audiences in an educational, respectful, and profoundly democratic way. Employing a format it has both pioneered and mastered, the Festival illustrates the vital, living aspect of ...

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