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Highlights From the Opening Ceremonies of the 43rd Annual Festival [Live at Folklife Festival 2009]
Highlights from the opening ceremonies of the 43rd (2009) Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival which welcomed inspiring performances and enthusiastic crowds. To learn more about this year's programs, visit to view participant biographies, and introductions to the traditions presented on the National Mall. The 2009 Folklife Festival program featuring the creative culture of Wales includes six musicians from 'Blodeugerdd - Song of the Flowers,' out via Smithsonian Folkways on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: Wales, a country as ancient as it is forward-looking, boasts a wealth of contemporary musicians who harvest the best of their past to craft an artful future. Blodeugerdd ("song of flowers" in the Welsh language) features a garland of intimate musical interpretations by leading keepers of Welsh music today. Each track is an act of remembering something personal and an illustration of how Welsh culture, in the words of producer Ceri Rhys Matthews, "has survived by quietude and tenacity." Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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