One of Dakar Fashion Week's biggest events is free — a fashion show in working class neighborhood, Niary Tally. The event's founder, Senegalese designer Adama Paris, says the so-called "Street Show" is her favorite event of the week because she gets to take fashion back to the streets where it originates. Ricci Shryock has more from Dakar.
One of the themes of this year's Smithsonian Folk Life Festival is immigration. As part of the festival events, a group of 25 children were sworn in as U.S. Citizens, just ahead of America's Independence Day holiday. VOA's Elizabeth Cherneff reports.