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The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage produced every summer on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The 2013 festival dates are June 26–June 30 and July 3–July 7.

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The Dimen Dong Folk Chorus of Guizhou Province performs on the “Voices of the World” Stage at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival as a preview for the 2014 Festival, which will feature China.

The choral musical tradition widespread in southwestern China’s Dong communities is an a cappella polyphony. Dong music is inspired by nature, mimicking the sounds of insects, birds, mountains, and streams.

Posted on Wednesday, July 17th 2013

Curator and boss man Jim Deutsch basks in the glory of our packed and ready-to-ship container. #2013folklife #hungarianheritage

Curator and boss man Jim Deutsch basks in the glory of our packed and ready-to-ship container. #2013folklife #hungarianheritage

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th 2013