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Africa - MUSIC [clear filter]
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Vawachi II Marimba
Exhilarating Zimbabwean Marimba Music!

Performers
VI

Vawachi II Marimba

The eight-member group Vawachi II Marimba plays high energy dance music from Zimbabwe. The group is available for all manner of performances and is an ideal choice for parties, festivals and weddings. Our music is upbeat, danceable, fun to watch, and appeals to listeners of all ages... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:10pm PDT

Saeed Abbas & the Gye Nyamé Ensemble
West African Highlife music

Performers
SA

Saeed Abbas & the Gye Nyamé Ensemble

Master Drummer/flutist Saeed Abbas, from the Hausa tribe in Accra, Ghana has a lifelong love of rhythm even before auditioning into Ghana's premier National Dance Ensemble at age 19 performing for dignitaries in many countries. He has taught and performed for colleges in the East... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:10pm - 6:35pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:45pm PDT

Soyaya
West African Music

Performers
S

Soyaya

Soyaya means affection and we play the indigenous African rhythm and blues call Palmwine and Highlife for more than 30 years. For more information go to my website www.mohammedshaibu.com Thanks


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

2:00pm PDT

Ghanaian Drum Class
With Master Drummer Saeed Abbas

Performers
GD

Ghanaian Drum Class

Saeed Abbas in from the Hausa tribe in Accra, Ghana. A child prodigy, he auditioned into Ghana's premier Dance Ensemble at 19 becoming their master drummer and toured many parts of the world with them. In 2004 was invited to the US to teach children with disabilities in the Portland... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Beginning Talking Drum & Sakara Drum
With Mohammed Shaibu

Performers
BT

Beginning Talking Drum & Sakara Drum

ONE of the best African and World Music and Dance performance in the world.


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

3:45pm PDT

Simba Youth Marimba Ensemble
Youth Marimba Group Rocks!!

Performers
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Simba Youth Marimba Ensemble

Simba has been together as a group for about 10 years. The common thread of the group is most of the members are alumni of the Spruce Street School with a continued passion for the marimba. Simba has been performing at multiple events throughout the Northwest including festivals... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble
Powerful African Marimba Sounds

Performers
AM

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

Anzanga celebrates 30 years as a performing group with multiple appearance at the Folklife Festival. In fact, the groups' first large public appearance was 30 years ago on the Mural Stage. Since then Anzanga has toured internationally and has produced 5 recordings. The music is very... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:30pm PDT

Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble
Mbira Music of Zimbabwe

Performers
MM

Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble

Mahonyera Mbira EnsembleThe Seattle-based ensemble Mahonyera performs traditional mbira music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Three to four mbira players perform complex interlocking patterns on the 22-24 key mbira dza vadzimu and are accompanied by hosho (gourd shakers) and vocals... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109