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Lunaversoul jewelry featured at the Smithsonian Institution's Giving Voice:The Power of Words in African American Culture Folklife Festival

Lunaversoul's handmade jewelry will be featured & available for sale at the 43rd annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival,
(Giving Voice: The Power of Words in African American Culture). It is to be held on the National Mall June 24th – 28th, and July 1st – 5th from 11 am to 5:30 pm, with occasional evening events. The program is free and open to the public.
Be sure to stop by!

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is slated to open its doors in 2015. In the meantime, the Museum has already begun its exciting mission of exploring and celebrating the depth and breadth of the African American experience.

At this momentous time in American history, the program will explore the power of African American oral traditions in the shaping of American culture. From children's rhyming games to shaping the destiny of the nation, Black oratory has played a major role. The power of persuasion in the pulpit, home, barber shop, political arena, and more will be presented. From poetry to storytelling, from journalism to debate, we will hear from some of the most dynamic speakers of our age. Through the power of words, African Americans have given voice to the needs, hopes, aspirations, and dreams of a people.

The program will include performance stages as well as interactive, more intimate spaces, where audiences can discuss both the aesthetics and meaning of oral traditions with Festival participants. The program is designed to inspire, and to give insight into the aesthetics of language, as well as the cultural, social, political and religious issues that inform it, from an African American perspective.

For more information please visit
http://festival.si.edu/2009/giving_voice/index.aspx

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