June 27: Today’s Events at the Folklife Festival

Check out today’s events at the Folklife Festival, including Hawaiian music, Roma fiddlers and Welsh poetry

Two Wayuu dancers from La Guajira Province in northern Colombia perform a courtship dance.
Two Wayuu dancers from La Guajira Province in northern Colombia perform a courtship dance. Photo by Daniel Sheehy

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 Parno Graszt: Roma Music

12:00 PM—1:00 PM Dances from Küküllőmente

1:00 PM—2:00 PM Artists of the Peacock Talent Show

2:00 PM—3:00 PM Fashion and Tradition: Spicy Kalocsa

3:00 PM—4:00 PM Dances from Gyimes

4:00 PM—5:00 PM Életfa and Csűrdöngölő

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Fashion and Tradition: Kalotaszeg

6:00 PM—7:00 PM Eszter Bíró and Band: Klezmer Melodies

7:00 PM—8:00 PM Village Dances

Heritage House

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Hungarian Dance in America

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Family Traditions: North America

12:30 PM—1:15 PM North American Dance Troupes

1:15 PM—2:00 PM North American Dance Troupes

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Crafts Traditions

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Interpreting Klezmer

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Dance Traditions: Stick Dances

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Roma Fiddlers

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 Advanced 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

8:00 PM—9:30 PM Dance House with Életfa

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 Fresh from the Oven

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Shepherds of Karcag

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Bácska Cuisine

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Transylvanian Flavors

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Shepherds of Karcag

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Kalocsa Paprika

5:00 PM—5:30 PM In the Vineyard

One World, Many Voices

Voices of the World

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

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Los Masis: Quechua Music from Bolivia

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Welsh Poetry and Song

1:15 PM—2:00 PM The An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Garifuna Drumming and Dance

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Kalmyk Music and Dance

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Wabenaki Music and Dance

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Ri Palenge: Music and Dance from Colombia

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Tuvan Music

6:00 PM—8:00 PM Hawaiian Music and Dance

Talk Story

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Teaching and Learning

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Language and Art

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Revitalizing Language and Culture

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Language and Technology

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Language Stories

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Language and Identity

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Words and Worldview

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Adaption and Change

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Why Language Matters

Song and Story Circle

11:00 AM—11:45 AM Songs

11:45 AM—12:30 PM Ritual

12:30 PM—1:15 PM Try A Language

1:15 PM—2:00 PM Dance

2:00 PM—2:45 PM Music

2:45 PM—3:30 PM Poetry

3:30 PM—4:15 PM Verbal Arts

4:15 PM—5:00 PM Stories

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 African American Ethnicities

12:00 PM—1:00 PM On The Runway: Headwear

1:00 PM—2:00 PM Fashioning Musical Identity

2:00 PM—3:00 PM Regalia Workshop

3:00 PM—4:00 PM Fashion and Political Statement

4:00 PM—5:00 PM Youth Identity Dress and Diaspora

5:00 PM—5:30 PM Rock the Runway

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