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Research and Center Initiatives

What follows are research initiatives at the Center which focus principally on Cultural Policy or Center projects that intersect with the Cultural Policy arena, growth of collaborations with members of cultural communities and professional cultural workers.

Cultural Tourism:

Upcoming Paper:
"The Folkife Festival as Transferable Technology for Cultural Heritage Tourism: Does the Model Translate?"
Writing by Diane N'Diaye

Mekong Project

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings:

Mission Statement

"Smithsonian Folkways Recordings: A Question of Balance" - from Folklife Forum Volume 34 Numbers 1/2, page 111-118
Writing by Atesh Sonneborn, 2003

Smithsonian Global Sound:

Mission Statement