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  • Day Eight: Top 10 Photos


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    Although the forecast threatened thunderstorms, the Folklife Festival continued as planned with beautiful weather, the beginning of the Handes! Armenian Dance Summit, and our first Catalan human towers. Take a look through some of our favorite scenes from today, and add your own to our Flickr group.

    Only two days left! Tomorrow at noon, grab a glass of wine from the Ginetoun and learn about Armenia's 6,000-year history of winemaking. Watch Pep Madrenas create beautiful ceramic pieces of Catalan tradition. In the rumba workshop, participate in dances that connect Catalonia and Cuba. While you do your early Christmas shopping in the Marketplace, learn the basics of Ghanaian kente cloth weaving. Join artisan and cook Seda Hovakimyan in the Hatsatoun to learn how to make nettle soup and learn more about foraging in Armenia’s highlands. The Catalan human towers will perform at 2 and 4 p.m.

    For our evening performances, enjoy Armenian folk dancers from across North America as well as Catalan sounds from Cobla Catalana dels Sons Essencials and Joan Garriga & the Galàctic Mariatxis!

    Elisa Hough is the editor for the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and Rachel Barton is the media intern for the 2018 Folklife Festival. Together they are Team Festival Blog.

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