Smithsonian Center For Folklife & Cultural Heritage

Black Banjo Reclamation Project founders Hannah Mayree and Carlton “Seemore Love” Dorsey, with banjos made by Brooks Masten of Brooks Banjos in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Avé-Ameenah Long)

A Quest to Return the Banjo to Its African Roots

February 16th, 2021, 12:00PM
Sasun, a local guide, takes in the view of Mount Ughtasar. (My Armenia Program)

See Armenia Through the Eyes of a Local Guide

February 11th, 2021, 12:00PM
Jim McDowell holds his jug, “Emmett Till.” (Photo By Rimas Zailskas, courtesy of Asheville Made Magazine)

Facing History: Lessons from the Potter’s Wheel

February 9th, 2021, 12:00PM
Unearthing a karas (large storage vessel, amphorae) at Trinity Canyon Vineyards. (My Armenia Program

A Wine Expert's Diary from the Roads of Vayots Dzor, Armenia

February 4th, 2021, 12:00PM
Admas. From left, clockwise: Abegasu Shiota, Henock Temesgen, Tewodros Aklilu, and Yousef Tesfaye. (Photo courtesy of Frederiksberg Records)

Sons of Ethiopia: A Snapshot of Admas and D.C. Music in the 1980s

February 2nd, 2021, 12:00PM