Thursday, July 02, 2015
Smithsonian presents Peruvian folk music outdoors on Mall near Capitol
This is a pretty modest story for a music blog, but I was impressed with the folk music at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival outdoors, which I visited yesterday, July 1.
There was some pseudo-square dancing, “singles club” style (no break or dirty dancing, please).
The music emphasized homemade instruments, rhythm, and moderate dissonance, something similar to a lot of music coming from younger composers in NYC these days. Maybe some of them will make the visit to see this.
A lot of visitors would enjoy the handmade crafts (manual labor) and food, like on Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown”.
Related post on Wordpress media (July 2), and on International issues (June 27).