Highlights from the 2016 Opening Ceremony
The 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival began on June 29 with a ceremony in the Smithsonian’s newly reopened Arts and Industries Building. Between music and dance performances by artists from the Basque: Innovation by Culture and Sounds of California programs, representatives from the Smithsonian, Congress, the National Park Service, and our partners welcomed participants and visitors to the National Mall.
Videography: Albert Tong, Helen Lehrer, Ryan Shank, W.N. McNair
Editing: Helen Lehrer