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    Olivia Cadaval and Cristina Díaz-Carrera pose with members of Grupo Cabrestero of the Southeastern Plains at the festival restaging in Bogotá, Colombia. <i>Photo by René Serrano Montero</i>

    Olivia Cadaval and Cristina Díaz-Carrera pose with members of Grupo Cabrestero of the Southeastern Plains at the festival restaging in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo by René Serrano Montero

  • Colombia Folklife Festival Program Travels Home

    On Dec 7, 2011, Folklife Center staff Olivia Cadaval and Cristina Díaz-Carrera travelled to Bogotá, Colombia, to attend the first three days of the restaging of the Colombia: The Nature of Culture program. This reiteration of last summer's Smithsonian Folklife Festival program was presented at Bogotá’s annual Expo Artesanías. It featured 80 of the 100 original participants, the guadua tents (or hojamantas), and the graphic panels and signage. Program coordinator Diaz-Carrera reports, “It was a wonderful experience to observe the ongoing impact of the Festival and to continue strengthening our relationships with our partners.”


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