The 2010 Smithsonian Folklive Festival has many things to do with gender, sex, and sexuality. In fact, the whole performance falling into several core sections was patterned greatly by devoted people representing their indigenous likes and traditions. The pivotal attention on this show was likely to be grabbed to sexuality among ethnicities. Girls appreciating Sikhism or women sharing Japanese Koto music, or even men (Islanders) describing pop music and the way people should move on the stage  all these pushed a visitor to think about sex and sexuality among representatives of different genders and cultures. Rendering null all biases based on ethnical diversity, Asian Pacific Americans (APA) and Mexican Americans were in focus this time. Out of their culture visitors (in the number of 1 million during the whole period of festival) could share the particularities and uniqueness of the plays, calligraphies, theatrical performances, Inside Out section, etc (Nash, 2010).

In this respect, one should pay attention that both men and women were interwoven into showcasing their cultural heritage and what they appreciate out of it. The most remarkable workshop represented by a man was Kwon Myoung-Wons 150-foot-long scroll (implemented in good traditions of Korean calligraphy) (Nash, 2010). Women were amazing in reproducing and showing a spectacular Japanese Koto music and Sikh Kirtani Jatha (Nash, 2010). Such performance left a really lasting impression on each among visitors. It also reminded about the way APAs wanted to show their culture along with their personal century-long tradition of intimacy and sexuality. It was especially exemplified by dint of corn ceremonies (Cuenta-Cuentos) (Nash, 2010).

On the other side, one should have paid attention to the official schedule of the festival. It presupposed a sequential and equal delineation of different ethnical communities ready to show their performance. The schedule included
Asian Pacific Americans Local Lives, Global Ties
Smithsonian Inside Out
Special Events
Haiti, George Wallace, Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert (Nash, 2010).

The concept of sex and sexuality was quite disclosed by dint of cooking, clothing ceremony, music and dance. It corresponds especially to the histories of each among the rituals and traditional ways of applying the aforementioned cultural features. The participants could represent their culture in terms of their concept of sexuality and sex as such. It was shown through a devotion of a man and a woman toward each other. Of course, it was all about family life. Mexicans demonstrated such a harmony through Costa Chica-style Cooking Pescado a la Talla (Nash, 2010). APAs were fabulous in representing their cultures and features of sex and sexuality through martial arts, healing arts, and ritual arts (Nash, 2010, p. 1).

Moreover, the role of women in cooking, clothing, tea ceremonies, and in playing music and dancing is low-key. It manifests the role of morality as of sex and sexuality among APAs and Mexican representatives on the festival. On the other hand, it made emphasis on a hidden character of sexuality among individuals from the ethnical minorities living in the United States.

The issue of sexuality among different races is a complicated issue. On the festival it referred to the section of Talkstory and Multiracial Home, in particular (Nash, 2010). This is why the festival had it as the main purpose to show visitors the versatility of cultural legacy represented in the United States rejecting any bigotry about any of the performances staged. Thus, the anthropological constituent was in evidence during the whole period of the festival itself. It means that cultural peculiarities shown on the Smithsonian Folklive Festival went hand in hand with points on gender equality and justification of sex and sexuality prospects.


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