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  • The 2016 Folklife Festival 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.

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