Ralph Rinzler

Musical Artist

1934 – 1994

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Who was Ralph Rinzler?

Ralph Rinzler was the co-founder of the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the Mall every summer in Washington, D.C., where he worked as a curator for American art, music, and folk culture at the Smithsonian. This festival was from the beginning and continues to be a major event for musicians, artistans, and craftsman from a broad variety of American culture, including African American, Native American, Appalachian, Southern, Western and other groups in the United States.

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Born
Jul 20, 1934
Passaic
Education
  • Swarthmore College
Died
Jul 2, 1994

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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