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Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2006

beardedbruce 27 Jun 06 - 04:39 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 27 Jun 06 - 05:12 PM
beardedbruce 27 Jun 06 - 05:20 PM
beardedbruce 27 Jun 06 - 05:25 PM
beardedbruce 27 Jun 06 - 05:26 PM
GUEST,mg 27 Jun 06 - 05:27 PM
Pauline L 28 Jun 06 - 12:50 AM
GUEST,Lee Arnold 09 Jul 06 - 09:13 AM
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Subject: RE: Smthsonian Folklife Festival 2006
From: beardedbruce
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 04:39 PM

http://www.folklife.si.edu/festival/2006/index.html

Alberta

Native Basketry

New Orleans

Nuestra Musica


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Subject: RE: Smthsonian Folklife Festival 2006
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 05:12 PM

I'm going this Sunday. It will be my first time at a Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Any tips or suggestions?


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Subject: RE: Smthsonian Folklife Festival 2006
From: beardedbruce
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 05:20 PM

Get a lime fizz!


Check the schedules- things start at about noon. Some repeats, and different times each day. If you can, register at the press tent- they have the updated schedule, and press releases. Also, press badge gets you in to some areas the public can't go.

I try to spend a full day on each area, but not always possible. You can get a good feel for the overall area by walking around.

Several music stages, and some music related things outside of them. One of the best things is the chance to talk with the participants, rather than just listen to them- all the exhibits are manned and welcome discussion and questions.

Hope to see you there!


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Subject: RE: Smthsonian Folklife Festival 2006
From: beardedbruce
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 05:25 PM

Alberta's true wealth is its people--a diverse, hard-working, innovative population whose "can do" spirit has transformed a frontier territory into a prosperous province with a vibrant cultural landscape. Celebrating its centennial in 2005, Alberta is the first Canadian province to be featured at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.


Through dynamic performances, demonstrations, and educational programs, more than 120 of Alberta's finest musicians, storytellers, cooks, craftspeople, occupational specialists, and cultural experts will celebrate the living traditions that make and sustain Alberta's unique culture. The event will highlight Alberta's indigenous traditions, rich pioneer and immigrant heritage, and thriving contemporary culture.
.........

In the summer of 2006, approximately 80 Native American basketmakers will be featured at the 40th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Festival visitors will see master Native artists demonstrate the outstanding weaving traditions of their respective communities. They will learn about the inter-relationship of basketry to other tribal cultural knowledge associated with ceremonies, language, stories, dance, song, and foodways. Through live demonstrations, dance performances, discussion sessions, and hands-on activities, Carriers of Culture will explore how Native basketmakers have acquired and sustained their extraordinary skills and knowledge.



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A special evening concert series, Been in the Storm So Long, will feature African-American musical traditions from the region devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Produced in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the concerts will present New Orleans jazz, brass bands, rhythm & blues, Mardi Gras Indians, and gospel.

The exciting rhythms and improvised melodies that first appeared over one hundred years ago live today in traditionally oriented jazz ensembles and innovative hot brass bands. The city's unique Afro-Caribbean and blues spirit continues in the tradition of the greatest gospel and rhythm & blues legends. Mardi Gras Indians carry on the majesty of a street parade tradition, combining colorful costumes with West African-influenced chants and rhythms. The three concerts, held on the evenings of June 30, July 7, and July 8, celebrate the perseverance of the musicians of New Orleans despite the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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Nuestra Música: Latino Chicago is the third of four Smithsonian Folklife Festival programs of the multi-year Nuestra Música: Music in Latino Culture project, an initiative that explores and presents the diverse, evolving, and expanding universe of música Latina, which often unites and defines the largest minority group and fastest growing population in the United States. Other project components include the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series Tradiciones/Traditions, Latino music sections in the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and Folkways websites, and multimedia features on the recently launched Global Sound website.

The 2006 program will highlight the music and cultural expressions of Chicago's diverse Latino communities and explore the role they play in shaping contemporary society, creating community, and confirming cultural identity. Two premier grassroots Latino music groups, researched and documented by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, will complement the Chicago artists and reference the wider panorama of musical life in Latino USA.

Musicians and dancers will engage the public in a variety of settings, including demonstrations, workshops, narrative sessions, and concerts that suggest a variety of community music events. The "coffee house" setting of La Peña, first introduced in the 2004 Festival program, will feature once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to hear musical exchanges between musicians from Chicago and recorded Folkways artists from other parts of the country. Mural and graphic artists will complement musicians and dancers by evoking the visual imagery of Chicago's Latino neighborhoods. Additional workshops will highlight Chicago's Latino radio traditions, foodways, and artisans whose crafts are related to music and dance.


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Subject: RE: Smthsonian Folklife Festival 2006
From: beardedbruce
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 05:26 PM

Evening Concerts:
Friday June 30

BEEN IN THE STORM SO LONG
Jubilee Stage
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Friendly Travelers
Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band



Saturday July 1

ALBERTA
Northern Lights Stage
5:30-9:00 p.m.

Canada Day Concert
Maria Dunn
Cowboy Celtic
John Wort Hannam
Corb Lund
Blackfoot Medicine Speaks


LATINO CHICAGO
Jubilee Stage
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Suni Paz and Rafael Manríquez
Banda Ansiedad
Guarionex



Sunday July 2

ALBERTA
Northern Lights Stage
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Alberta First Nations Dance Party
Blackfoot Medicine Speaks
Asani


RALPH RINZLER MEMORIAL CONCERT
Jubilee Stage
6:00-8:00 p.m.

John Cephas, Phil Wiggins, and Daryl Davis
Linda Lay and Springfield Exit
The Whitetop Mountain Band



Friday July 7

BEEN IN THE STORM SO LONG
Jubilee Stage
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Hot 8 Brass Band
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian Tribe



Saturday July 8

ALBERTA
Northern Lights
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Alberta Dance Party

Calvin Vollrath
Allez Ouest


BEEN IN THE STORM SO LONG
Jubilee Stage
6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Dixie Cups
Davell Crawford



Sunday July 9

ALBERTA
Jubilee Stage
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Ukrainian Dance Party
Zabava


ALBERTA
Northern Lights Stage
7:00-9:00 p.m.

An Evening with Ian Tyson
The McDades
Ian Tyson



Monday July 10

ALBERTA
Northern Lights Stage
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Wild Roses, Northern Lights: Songs of Alberta
Su-Chong Lim
Maria Dunn
John Wort Hannam


LATINO CHICAGO
Jubilee Stage
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Hip-Hop with
The Essence
Sones de México
AfriCaribe


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Subject: RE: Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2006
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 27 Jun 06 - 05:27 PM

sounds like fun....I was in theKelso Washington USA museum and they told me Smithsonian has a traveling roots music exhibit and will be coming to Kelso Washington (more or less my hometown) in April of next year...include national roots and they add some local stuff at each stop. mg


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Subject: RE: Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2006
From: Pauline L
Date: 28 Jun 06 - 12:50 AM

Thanks for the digest, beardedbruce.


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Subject: RE: Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2006
From: GUEST,Lee Arnold
Date: 09 Jul 06 - 09:13 AM

What a great time with the Hot 8 Brass band!!!


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Subject: RE: Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2006
From: Pauline L
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 07:42 PM

I took a lot of photos at the Festival itself and at the jam parties where the musicians hung out at night. The latter were real treats, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to attend. I'd like to share the sights with my friends at Mudcat. You can see my photos here.


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