Today at the Folklife Festival


The 47th annual Folklife Festival returns to the Mall with a full schedule of concerts, demonstrations, workshops and food. This year, the free celebration features Hungarian heritage, endangered languages and cultures around the world, and African American diversity, style and identity. For more information, call 202-633-6440 or visit


Dance Barn

11 a.m. Beginner dance instruction

Noon Beginner dance instruction

1 p.m. Singalong

2 p.m. Advanced dance instruction

3 p.m. Advanced dance instruction

4 p.m. Beginner dance instruction

5 p.m. Singalong

8 p.m. Evening concert: Dance House with all bands


11 a.m. Students of the Liszt Music Academy

Noon Couples dance

1 p.m. Dances from Mezoseg and Szek

2 p.m. Fashion and Tradition: Kalocsa

3 p.m. Dances from Kukullomente

4 p.m. Multiethnic traditions in Szatmar

5 p.m. Fashion and Tradition: Kalotaszeg

6 p.m. Evening concert: Heveder, Gázsa and Juhász Family: Music from Transylvania

6:45 p.m. Evening concert: Centuries of Hungarian dance

Heritage House

11 a.m. Crafts traditions

11:45 a.m. Bagpipe and flute

12:30 p.m. Family Traditions: Kalotaszeg

1:15 p.m. Roma Musical Heritage

2 p.m. Shepherd Culture

2:45 p.m. Cross Program: Ceremonial traditions

3:30 p.m. Transylvanian village songs

4:15 p.m. Local Heritage: Kalocsa

5 p.m. Folk Music at the Liszt Academy

Hungarian Kitchen

11 a.m. Shepherds of Karcag

11:45 a.m. Bácska Cuisine

12:30 p.m. Fresh from the Oven

1:15 p.m. Shepherds of Karcag

2 p.m. Bácska cuisine

2:45 p.m. Kalocsa paprika

3:30 p.m. Shepherds of Karcag

4:15 p.m. Transylvanian flavors

5 p.m. In the Vineyard


Voices of the World

11 a.m. Siletz music and dance

11:45 a.m. Hatun Kotama: Kichwa music and dance

12:30 p.m. Kalmyk music, dance

1:15 p.m. Garifuna drumming and dance

2 p.m. Tuvan music

2:45 p.m. Welsh poetry

3:30 p.m. Hawaiian music, dance

4:15 p.m. Garifuna: Wanaragua dancers

5 p.m. Los Masis: Quechua music from Bolivia

6 p.m. Evening concert: Kalmyk and Tuvan music from Russia

Song and Story Circle

11 a.m. Poetry: Kamentzá & Arhuaco from Colombia

11:45 a.m. Try a Language! Tuvan

12:30 p.m. Music: Welsh

1:15 p.m. Welsh poetry, Hawaiian chants

2 p.m. Quechua from Bolivia

2:45 p.m. Ri Palenge from Colombia

3:30 p.m. Kalmyk from Russia

4:15 p.m. Verbal Art: Welsh

5 p.m. Try a Language! Hawaiian

Talk Story

11 a.m. Colombian Perspectives

11:45 a.m. Native Hawaiian speakers

12:30 p.m. Siletz basketry

1:15 p.m. Siletz Talking Dictionary

2 p.m. Taro & Poi

2:45 p.m. Kallawaya from Bolivia

3:30 p.m. Quechua Bilingual School & Music

4:15 p.m. The Young Generation

5 p.m. Adaptation & Change: Garifuna Foodways


Rock the Runway

11 a.m. Dressed for the Occasion

Noon On the Runway: Africa

1 p.m. Decoding Dress

2 p.m. On the Runway

3 p.m. Histories of Style

4 p.m. Fashioning Identity

5 p.m. Rock the Runway