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Grupo Rebolú

Colombian Queens, New York

The foremost Afro-Colombian ensemble in the United States plays the rich, rhythmic, and undeniably danceable music of Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Continue reading

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Héctor Del Curto’s Tango Quartet

Argentine tango New York, New York

The elegant, subtle, and intensely passionate Argentine music and dance called tango could find no higher expression than the superb artistry of this bandoneónist and his ensemble. Continue reading

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Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas

traditional music from Epirus Boston, Massachusetts, and Epirus, Greece

This groundbreaking intergenerational collaboration between a clarino (clarinet) legend and a rising star on the laouto is redefining the relationship between these instruments. Continue reading

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Shemekia Copeland

blues Chicago, Illinois

Schooled in the blues by her Texas bluesman father, this powerhouse singer is heir to the rich tradition of blues divas blazed by such greats as Ruth Brown, Etta James, and Koko Taylor. Continue reading

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Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY

traditional Sri Lankan dance Staten Island, New York

Staten Island’s vibrant Sri Lankan community is home to this accomplished ensemble that is introducing the nation to the fascinating traditions of Kandyan dance. Continue reading

The Alt

Irish New York, North Carolina, and Ireland

Three acclaimed masters of Irish music celebrate the traditional songs, tunes, and spirit at the heart of the tradition. Continue reading

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Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters

funk and R&B New Orleans, Louisiana

The Crescent City’s preeminent funk master is another in that city’s long line of singular musical personalities, adding touches of soul and jazz to his distinctive rhythm and blues sound. Continue reading

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Wylie & The Wild West

cowboy and western music Conrad, Montana

This world-class yodeler and cowboy singer is one of America’s most popular western entertainers who still lives the life of a working rancher and cutting-horse champion. Continue reading

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Maryland Folklife Area & Stage Performers

Maryland Folklife Area & Stage performers will be announced in June 2020.

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