Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the first day of the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and I had a blast. If you know me, then you know that wherever there is music, there you will find ‘yours truly’ gyrating. I was at the event with two friends, and when it was time to dance, I migrated to the middle of the dance floor. I do not play with any opportunity to move. J
2011 festival focus is on the country of
This evening began with panel discussion about Soul Train brand’s historical significance in pop culture. A fun and vibrant dance lession session followed the discussion, and DJ Questlove finished the night off with music for a Soul Train dance party. EVERYone in attendance got down!
A lot of songs from the 80s and before were featured that I was not familiar with. I guess my only demand to DJ QuestLove J was “Could you at least play some more songs from the 90s?” Oh well, I had a blast regardless. The crowd was a mixed audience in age and race. I was really impressed at the diversity in attendance. The night ended with a Michael Jackson number. J
A night of fun could have ended terribly; after all the dancing, an annoucement came from the stage that a mother was missing her 10-yr old daughter. Thank God, the girl was safe on the dance floor. She was having the time of her life while her dear mom searched for her. YAY!
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