This year, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates Colombia, the Peace Corps and Rhythm & Blues. What do these three topics have to do with each other.
Maybe not much – but maybe a lot.
Did you know that Colombia was one of the original countries visited by the Peace Corps in 1961? That’s right, 50 years ago President Kennedy sent a group of young Americans to Colombia. Maybe they took a little R&B with them? Who knows. But it looks to be an exciting weekend of programing.
Are you able to attend? What are you most looking forward to?