July 7: Today’s Events at the Folklife Festival

Dancers from the National Hand Dance Association at the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival (Image by Julie Mianecki)

Welcome back to day six of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival! Settle in to today’s scheduled events with some cowboy stories in the Colombia tents, then head next door to try cholado, a common Colombian drink made from crushed ice, fruit and sweetened condensed milk. Later in the day, watch traditional dancers from the Ukraine and the Philippines and hear R&B artists tell stories from the road. Tonight, head over to the Motor City stage for an Evening with Fred Wesley and the New JBs.


Al Son Que Me Toquen Stage:

11:00 AM–11:45 PM      Don Abundio y sus Traviesos

11:45 PM–12:30 PM      Aires del Campo

12:30 PM–1:15 PM         Chirimía la Contundencia & Cantaoras de Alabaos

1:15 PM–2:00 PM           Aires del Campo

2:00 PM–2:45 PM          El Pueblo Canta

2:45 PM–3:30 PM           Grupo Cabrestero

3:30 PM–4:15 PM           Aires del Campo

4:15 PM–5:00 PM           Chirimía la Contundencia

5:00 PM–5:30 PM          Salsa de Cali

El Rumbiadero Stage:

11:00 AM–11:45 PM       Circus Workshop

11:45 PM–12:30 PM       Salsa Workshop

12:30 PM–1:15 PM          Joropo Music & Dance Workshop

1:15 PM–2:00 PM           Tango Workshop

2:00 PM–2:45 PM           Circus Workshop/Baudilio y su Marimba

2:45 PM–3:30 PM           Voice Workshop

3:30 PM–4:15 PM           Carranguera Music & Dance Workshop

4:15 PM–5:00 PM           Momposino Carnival Procession

5:00 PM–5:30 PM          Tango Workshop

Me Contaron Los Abuelos Stage:

11:00 AM–11:45 PM       Amazonian Occupations

11:45 PM–12:30 PM       Cowboy Stories

12:30 PM–1:15 PM         Ceremonial Music & Dance at Amazonian Circle

1:15 PM–2:00 PM           Ranching & Fishing

2:00 PM–2:45 PM          Transportation in the Coffee Region

2:45 PM–3:30 PM           Andean and Pacific Crafts

3:30 PM–4:15 PM           Urban Artistic Alternatives

4:15 PM–5:00 PM           Ceremonial Music & Dance at Amazonian Circle

5:00 PM–5:30 PM          Conversation with Artists

Sabores y Saberes Stage:

11:00 AM–11:45 PM       Cholado from Cali

11:45 PM–12:30 PM       Momposino Hayaco Stew

12:30 PM–1:15 PM         Regional Wraps

1:15 PM–2:00 PM           Medellín Fritters

2:00 PM–2:45 PM          Momposino Candy

2:45 PM–3:30 PM           Cali Fritters

3:30 PM–4:15 PM           Pacific Seafood

4:15 PM–5:00 PM           Cali Carnitas Costillas

5:00 PM–5:30 PM          Regional Exchange


World Stage

11:00 AM–12:00 PM      Garifuna Collective featuring Umalali

12:00 PM–1:00 PM        Opika Performance Group from Ukraine

1:00 PM–2:00 PM          Tinikling Dancers from Philippines

2:00 PM–3:00 PM          Garifuna Collective featuring Umalali

3:00 PM–4:00 PM          San Dancers from Botswana

4:00 PM–5:00 PM          Opika Performance Group from Ukraine

5:00 PM–5:30 PM          Tinikling Dancers from Philippines

Peace Porch

11:00 AM–11:45 PM       The Peace Corps’ Inspiration

11:45 PM–12:30 PM       Life after the Peace Corps

12:30 PM–1:15 PM         Being “The American”

1:15 PM–2:00 PM           Capturing the Peace Corps Experience

2:00 PM–2:45 PM          Teaching & Learning

2:45 PM–3:30 PM           Peace Corps Families

3:30 PM–4:15 PM           Sharing the United States with the World

4:15 PM–5:00 PM           Sharing the World with the United States

5:00 PM–5:30 PM          Local Clothes, Food & Customs

Home Cooking Stage

11:00 AM–11:45 PM       Colombian Cooking

11:45 PM–12:30 PM       Malian Cooking

12:30 PM­–1:15 PM         Kyrgyz Cooking

1:15 PM–2:00 PM           Georgian Cooking

2:00 PM–2:45 PM          Ukrainian Cooking

2:45 PM–3:30 PM           Zambian Cooking

3:30 PM–4:15 PM           Filipino Cooking

4:15 PM–5:00 PM           Ghanaian Cooking

5:00 PM–5:30 PM          Just Desserts


Session Stage

11:00 AM–11:45 PM       Learning through Music

11:45 PM–12:30 PM       Interview with Fred Wesley

12:30 PM­–1:15 PM         R&B through the Decades

1:15 PM–2:00 PM           Globe Posters and R&B

2:00 PM–2:45 PM          Music Communities

2:45 PM–3:30 PM           Social Dance

3:30 PM–4:15 PM           Marketing & Promotion

4:15 PM–5:00 PM           Stories from the Road

5:00 PM–5:30 PM          Doo-Wop with the Swallows

Soulsville Stage

11:00 AM–12:05 PM      The Dixie Cups

12:05 PM–1:10 PM         The Monitors

1:10 PM–2:15 PM            Fernando Jones

2:15 PM–3:20 PM           The Dixie Cups

3:20 PM–4:25 PM           Fernando Jones

4:20 PM–5:30 PM          Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Institute

Motor City Stage

11:00 AM–12:05 PM      Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Institute

12:05 PM–1:10 PM         The Swallows

1:10 PM–2:15 PM            Fred Wesley and The New JBs

2:15 PM–3:20 PM           The Jewels

3:20 PM–4:25 PM           The Swallows

4:20 PM–5:30 PM          The Jewels


Motor City Stage

6:00 PM–7:30 PM          An Evening with Fred Wesley and the New JBs


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