July 7: Today’s Events at the Folklife Festival

Check out today’s events at the Folklife Festival, including dapper dressing, Welsh songs and Hungarian flavors

An Indian woman and her children from Kajõ
An Indian woman and her children from Kajõ, a village in the East Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India, listen to a recording of a song in Koro. The Tibeto-Burman language is considered endangered. Photo by K. David Harrison

Each morning of the festival, Around the Mall will publish a list of events to help you navigate the National Mall and make the most of your visit. This year’s festival features three programs: Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival; One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage; and The Will to Adorn: African American Diversity, Style and Identity. Come experience it all during these ten days of food, music, dancing, storytelling, culture and more.

Hungarian Heritage

Danubia Stage

11:00 AM—12:00 PM Music and Dance along the Danube

12:00 PM—1:00 PM Music and Dance from Mezőség

1:00 PM—2:00 PM Traditional Jewish Melodies

2:00 PM—3:00 PM Fashion and Tradition: Kalotaszeg

3:00 PM—4:00 PM Transylvanian Roma Fiddlers

4:00 PM—5:00 PM Fashion and Tradition: Spicy Kalocsa

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Closing Dance

Heritage House

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Crafts Traditions

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Musical Traditions: Cimbalom (Hammered Dulcimer)

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Language, Culture and Identity

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Dance Traditions: New Style Dances

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Local Heritage: Kalotaszeg

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Cross-program: Hat-Making Traditions

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Crafts Traditions

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Ethnomusicology

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Crafts Traditions

Dance Barn

11:00 PM—12:00 PM Beginner Dance Instruction

12:00 PM—1:00 PM Beginner Dance Instruction

1:00 PM—2:00 PM Sing Along

2:00 PM—3:00 PM Advanced Dance Instruction

3:00 PM—4:00 PM Advanced Dance Instruction

4:00 PM—5:00 PM Beginner Dance Instruction

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Sing Along

Hungarian Kitchen

11:00 PM—11:45 PM Shepherds of Karcag

11:45 PM—12:30 PM Bácska Cuisine

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Typically Hungarian

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Shepherds of Karcag

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Flavors of Kalocsa

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Bácska Cuisine

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Shepherds of Karcag

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Fresh from the Oven

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Drinks for the Table

One World, Many Voices

Voices of the World

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Kalmyk Music and Dance

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Garifuna Drumming and Dance

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Los Masis: Quechua Music from Bolivia

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Hawaiian Music and Dance

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Hatun Kotama: Kichwa Music and Dance

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Tuvan Music

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Los Masis: Quechua Music from Bolivia

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Siletz Music and Dance

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Welsh Poetry and Song

Talk Story

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Revitalizing Language and Culture

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Language Stories

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Language and Identity

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Words and Worldview

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Ceremonies and Celebrations

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Teaching and Learning

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Why Language Matters

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Language and Art

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Language and Technology

Song and Story Circle

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Dance

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Try A Language

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Poetry

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Songs

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Celebrations

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Stories

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Verbal Arts

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Music

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Try a Language

Will To Adorn: African American Diversity, Style and Identity

Rock The Runway

11:00 AM—12:00 PM Dressing the Part

12:00 PM—1:00 PM On The Runway: Dapper Dress

1:00 PM—2:00 PM Clothing as Communication

2:00 PM—3:00 PM On The Runway: Diaspora Inspiration

3:00 PM—4:00 PM Style Makers

4:00 PM—5:00 PM Fashioning Identity

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Rock the Runway