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During the period of June 24-28, July 1-5 the world of music, including Wales, Latin music and African American style takes place, known as Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Million of visitors come to this special event to become witnesses to the cultural and musical diversity of the performers and audience. Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage together with National Park Service are the main organizers of this annual Folklife festival. During the 10-days duration of the festival, which will be outdoors on the National Mall, the event will be opened for visitors from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. But there will be many additional evening concerts, dances and spectacles almost every day. No fee is taken for admission the festival and all interested people are mostly welcome.

During the festival, the tradition of African-American oral culture will be revealed in the form of poetry and storytelling, theater performances as well as special programs dedicated to the beginning of radio. One of the most interested themes in the festival is “Las Americas: Un Mundo Musical”, which includes various styles such as plena, and jibaro. Here the audience will enjoy the music from different regions of Mexico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Salvador. merengue and bachata, marimba and chanchona – all visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with these styles.

People will have the opportunity to look at the “Wales Smithsonian Cymru” showcases and to learn more about the Welsh cultural life and heritage. Different exhibits from the Welsh language, music, crafts and even cooking can be found during this summer’s Smithsonian festival. People have the opportunity to examine the Wales’ commitment about the ecosystem safety, which includes natural resources conserving, as well as the new building requirements that will operate from 2011 – the so-called zero-carbon sustainability.

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