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Festival-Related Recordings from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Music of Bhutan

Man in Space: The Story of a JourneyA Documentary

Taquachito Nights: Conjunto Music from South Texas

42nd Annual
Smithsonian Folklife Festival

on the National Mall

June 25-June 29 and July 2-6, 2008

Open daily 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Evening events 6 p.m.


Visitor Information
Especially for Children and Families
Evening Concerts
Food Concessions
Live from the Festival
Past programs and a video about the Festival
Program Book
Related Events
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Schedule of Events
Video Preview

Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
Celebrating Bhutan's special approach towards life in the 21st century

NASA: Fifty Years and Beyond
Showcasing the role that the men and women of NASA have played in broadening the horizons of American science and culture

Texas: A Celebration of Music, Food, and Wine 
Exploring a dynamic and creative society, built upon rich natural resources, thriving cosmopolitan cities and engaging rural landscapes

Preview the Festival 
Who better to tell you what to expect at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival than the staff who put it all together? Watch video interviews with staff and curators.

Videos from the Festival
Relive the festival with our archived daily video updates, live webcasts, and photo slideshows.

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