The first week of the Festival closed with our first of two Community Days, as we welcomed Peruvians living in the United States to share their adaptations of cultural traditions. Today also marked the first ropes of the Q’eswachaka Bridge crossing the makeshift “cliff” shipping containers and the Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert, “Sounds of California—Sonidos de California.”
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The Folklife Festival will continue Wednesday through next Sunday. We are taking two days off to allow our Peruvian participants to rest and see some sights besides the National Mall. We’ll see you in Week Two!
Elisa Hough is the editor for the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.