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Cristina Diaz-Carrera

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Cristina Diaz-Carrera is Curator at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. She joined the Center in 2007. She has worked as a program coordinator and curatorial assistant for several Folklife Festival programs, including México (2010), Campus and Community: Public and Land-grant Universities and the USDA at 150 (2012), Colombia: The Nature of Culture (2011), and PERÚ: Pachamama (2015). In early 2013, Cristina became the Folklife Festival production manager.

Prior to becoming staff, Cristina worked various stints as a Center intern and contractor on Latino music recordings and programs.

Cristina holds a B.A. in ethnomusicology from Barnard College, Columbia University and an M.A. in Caribbean/Latin American studies from New York University. She enjoys producing video pieces, content-rich websites, and Smithsonian Folklife Festival programs, and she moonlights as a photographer and video production assistant in her spare time.

Programs

Celebrating and Sustaining Cultural Diversity in Colombia    Active

For more than 10 years, Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH) has worked with artisans, local communities, and the Colombian government to document and celebrate the great diversity and beauty of Colombia’s intangible cultural heritage, or living culture. 

Smithsonian Folklife Festival: "Perú: Pachamama"   Active

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall of the United States by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Crisscrossed with paths connecting communities across geography and history, Peru boasts a stunning vertical landscape that integrates a diversity of ecosystems and cultures.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival: "Basque: Innovation by Culture"   Active

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall of the United States by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

The Basque Country is a region that spans borders. Located in northern Spain and southwestern France, straddling the Pyrenees Mountains, its spirit can be felt on the sheep-grazed mountains of Idaho, in fishing communities from Scotland to Newfoundland, and in towns across Mexico and Argentina.