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Staff Bios
Michael A. Mason, Center director
Sabrina Lynn Motley, Festival director
Olivia Cadaval, Peru co-curator
Cristina Diaz-Carrera, Peru co-curator

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The 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival featured Haiti: Freedom and Creativity from the Mountains to the Sea, Nuestra Música: Music in Latino Culture, and Water Ways: Mid-Atlantic Maritime Communities. Photo by Jeff Tinsley, Smithsonian Institution.