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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 22:18:00 GMT
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<p>Despite the heat, the Folklife Festival continued today with just as many feats of talent and cultural displays. The <a href="https://festival.si.edu/2018/catalonia/participants#federacio-catalana-dentitats-catifaires">Federació Catalana d&rsquo;Entitats Catifaires</a>, the Catalan <em>catifa </em>(flower carpet) makers, began a collaboration with <a href="https://festival.si.edu/2017/on-the-move/viajeros-de-las-americas/smithsonian">Los Viajeros de las Americas</a>, a group in D.C. with Central American roots that practices a similar tradition, called <em>alfombra de aserrín </em>(sawdust carpet). Together they are creating a large flower carpet featuring Modernist images in the center of the National Mall throughout the weekend. </p><p>Here you can check out our favorite pictures from the day. Add your own to our <a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/2018folklife/">Flickr group</a>, and make sure to use <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/2018folklife/">#2018Folklife</a> when sharing your photos on social media. </p><p>Tomorrow, <a href="https://festival.si.edu/schedule?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D128382315">learn the techniques of <em>frrik</em></a>, a traditional Armenian spinning top toy, revived by a group of artists in Gyumri. Discuss the <a href="https://festival.si.edu/schedule?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D128382231">possibilities that tourism holds for Armenia&rsquo;s future</a> as well as the ways tourism initiatives differ from one another. Participants of all ages can <a href="https://festival.si.edu/schedule?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D128382334">try their hand at carving</a> in a class led my Armenian wood and stone carvers. </p><p>Explore the world of Wakanda and African traditions that inspired the stunning costumes of <em>Black Panther </em>at a <a href="https://festival.si.edu/schedule?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D128396462">special talk</a> held at the National Museum of African Art, part of the <em>Crafts of African Fashion </em>program<em>.</em> <a href="https://festival.si.edu/schedule?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D128397205">Sample different wines</a> in our Marketplace before getting ready for performances from <a href="https://festival.si.edu/schedule?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D128285022">Les Anxovetes, Zulal, and Alidé Sans</a> to hear women&rsquo;s voices form across cultures.  </p><p><em>Rachel Barton is the media intern for the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.</em></p>
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