Festival de Folklife Com a Principiant de Conversa
El director Michael Atwood Mason reflexiona sobre els poders transformadors de l'intercanvi cultural
Here’s How to Have a More Meaningful Experience at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Director Michael Atwood Mason reflects on the transformative powers of cultural exchange
After 50 Years of Song, Dance, Food, Even Hog Calling, at the Folklife Festival, Is It Still Worthwhile?
Recognizing traditional culture in the information age is ever more important argues the director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
This Catalan Folk Singer Refused to Bow to Oppression
The director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage recognizes the lifetime work of the singer activist Raimon
What Death Threats Against My Parents Taught Me About Taking a Stand
Family stories are an ideal way to explore themes like “where have I come from?” and “where am I going?”
Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Cuba
Homage to Havana
A Smithsonian director ponders the allure of Cuba's capital city
Cuba’s Fascinating Babalú-Ayé Procession Honors African and Catholic Traditions
On December 17, Cubans perform a ritual pilgrimage for a powerful deity that can bring good health or can take it away
Will Catalan Elections Allow an Old Nation to Become a New State In Europe?
Catalonians have long asserted they are not part of Spain, now the historical question of independence is on the ballot
The Fight for Catalonian Independence Took the Form of a Giant "V" in the Streets of Barcelona
Hundreds of thousands of protestors formed a giant red and yellow V, symbolizing the "Way Forward" and marking the region's national holiday
What Does a 36-Foot-Tall Human Tower Have to Do With Catalan Independence?
An eye-catching protest across Europe is steeped in cultural heritage says Smithsonian curator Michael Atwood Mason