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

Smithsonian Museum
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Featured in the "Torch," July 1967
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,
Group, candid
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