Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

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A young dancer performs at the 2007 Roots of Virginia Culture Folklife Festival.

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Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology is a six-CD, 200-page compendium produced by Smithsonian Folkways.

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Kenyan basket weavers at the 2011 Peace Corps Folklife Festival program.

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The Festival Marketplace presents crafts from around the world.

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Fourth of July at the 1998 Pahiyas: A Philippine Harvest Folklife Festival program.

We are dedicated to the collaborative research, presentation, conservation, and continuity of traditional knowledge and artistry.

A Cultural Force—more than 45 years of collaborative programs, research, and preservation

The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage promotes understanding, respect, and constructive engagement among people of diverse world cultures. Joining quality scholarship with strong community partnerships, the Center:

  • Produces the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, as well as documentary films/videos, symposia, workshops, conferences, and major national cultural events
  • Maintains, strengthens, and makes accessible the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
  • Generates new Research and Education
  • Promotes Cultural Heritage Policy for the benefit of communities around the globe.

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
1000 JEFFERSON DR SW
Sib 494, MRC 035 Washington, DC 20560

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We are dedicated to the collaborative research, presentation, conservation, and continuity of traditional knowledge and artistry.

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