Folkways Family Concert: Honoring Pete Seeger
Folkways Family Concert: Honoring Pete Seeger
WhenSunday, June 30, 2019, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
SponsorAsian Art Museum, Smithsonian Folklife Festival
VenueFreer Gallery of Art
Event LocationFreer plaza and National Mall

Join us for an inspired—and inspiring—family day as part of the fifty-third annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, focused on the social power of music. Enjoy a concert on the National Mall celebrating the great Pete Seeger, who would have been one hundred years old in May. Taking the stage will be a stellar group of musicians from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, including Sonia De Los Santos, the Bright Siders, Dan Zanes + Claudia Eliaza, and Elizabeth Mitchell. Plus, participate in fun family activities on the Freer plaza.

About the 2019 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: The Social Power of Music
Be it the lilt of a lullaby or the syncopated rhythm of a sacred bell, music conveys cultural values while expressing an unlimited range of meanings and emotions. When it compels us to engagement and exchange, it displays a remarkable capacity to promote shared understanding, transcend difference, and fuel social cohesion. Music’s power—its social power—resides in its ability to transmit knowledge while synchronizing activities that create, sustain, and, occasionally, break bonds within and between cultures.

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