The first concerts were held in both countries, and I took a few pics in China...
There were pretty costumes, lots of high pitched singing, folk songs about love and other human emotions.
AND an Appalachian banjo player.
One that majored in Chinese studies in University and loved all things Chinese! She sang some mountain songs and then duets with some of the Chinese performers. Only at the Folklife Festival.
Cole loves visiting DC, all the people and new smells and squirrels. He is so at home and as you can see, got so into the whole thing, that he put on his Fourth of July bandana!
It was a balmy evening but still warm for a person wearing a black fur coat.
And a very hot bandana.
This bird taunted him by jumping in!