Music Video

How Did the Smithsonian Folklife Festival Begin?

November 2016

Richard Kurin talks about his early experience at the Folklife Festival in Washington, DC along the national mall.

Smithsonian Artifact Featured in this Video

Data Source
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes
Featured in the "Torch," July 1967
Summary
Cajun musicians stage an impromptu concert at the first Festival of American Folklife. The Louisiana entertainers were among the numerous ethnic performers at the festival on July 1-4, 1967.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, Folder: July 1967
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Author
Unknown
Subject
Torch, The (Staff Magazine)
Festival of American Folklife
Date
July 1967
Physical description
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 4.75w x 5.75h ; Type of Image: Group, Candid ; Medium: Document
Type
Group, candid
Document
Standard number
SIA2011-1333
Topic
Folk festivals
Musicians
Louisiana
Folk music
Place
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
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