From June 30 to July 11, Colombia will take the National Mall in Washington D. C. This year, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival will dedicate one of its three programs to celebrate and raise awarness of the biodiversity in Colombia and the cultural richness that these conditions entail. This festival is held outdoors on the National Mall, where various activities will be offered, such as culinary samples, exhibition, making and selling crafts in various materials, activities related to the production of coffee and coffee culture, as well as forums for representing artists and performers, who will give presentations and discuss
In charge of the party will be the minstrel vallenato guests: Cimarrón, Cantadoras del Pacífico and Las Estrellas del Vallenato, who previously have been participating in recordings carried out by Folkways Recordings.
"The Colombia: The Nature of Culture festival program will offer audiences a window into the country’s unique cultural traditions in order to learn more about the creativity and vitality of Colombia’s diverse population."
If you want to know more about the festival, or if you're in Washington or nearby and found it interesting, you can learn more by visiting their website: http://www.festival.si.edu/