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  • Festival Opening Ceremony

    When: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 10 a.m. ET
    Where: Meyer Auditorium, National Museum of Asian Art
    Category: Narrative Session
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    As we ring in the start of the 2022 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, hear remarks from Sabrina Lynn Motley, Festival director; Richard Kurin, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage interim director; Ruth Anna Stolk, Earth Optimism co-founder; and H.E. Mubarak Al Nakhi, UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth undersecretary, along with performances by artists from the United Arab Emirates.

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