This Friday Evening: Invitation for WAPA members to the Migration Mixer and Armenian Jazz at the 2018 National Folklife Festival
WHEN: Friday, June 29, 2018, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
WHERE: Smithsonian Folklife Festival, National Mall
Participant Hospitality Area: Look for the shady, grassy tree plot along Madison Drive facing the National Museum of American History, between 12th and 14th Street; access Mall side from gravel path.
The 2018 Festival includes international and transnational research teams and partners, many of whom are involved in research focused on migration at the global and local levels. Come meet old friends, new colleagues, and enjoy a cool drink before an evening concert of Armenian jazz featuring Miqayel Voskanyan and friends.
Since 2016, the Festival through its ongoing On the Move initiative and AAA have been collaborating on public programs that engage the public in exploring how migration both unsettles and energizes cultural practices and community life. This year, we have organized a series of daily conversations about the role of creativity and culture in making place and community on shifting ground. These include musical demonstrations and live interviews by media hosts with Armenian and Catalan program participants, local cultural producers, and international artists from related Smithsonian initiatives. AAA and This Anthro Life will be documenting and sharing migration stories from the Festival in future podcasts.
Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/migration-mixer-2018-smithsonian-folklife-festival-tickets-47312897149.