June. MASK at the Smithsonian Festival,  in Washington DC

This year the Smithsonian Folklife Festival was dedicated to Kenya.  MASK's Founding Director, Alla Tkachuk, together with the Curator of the Smithsonian Festival, Preston Scott, presented a discussion on creativity and innovation and its practical applications. 

Creativity is peoples' ability to connect unrelated systems and create new, innovative, effective ones.  At the sesion, a group of Mongolian traditional musicians, and the Kenyan leading benga singer, Winyo, combined thier different music and created  a new phenomena!