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World/International - MUSIC [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

3:10pm PDT

Seattle Waldorf High School World Rhythm Ensemble
Lagos to New Orleans

Performers
SW

Seattle Waldorf High School World Rhythm Ensemble

These are the students in the advanced World Music Ensemble at Seattle Waldorf High School, led by Gordy Onayemi Ryan. Mr. Ryan toured the world with the Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion for 25 years, as well recording with many artists - Santana, Planet Drum, Abbey Lincholn, David... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 3:10pm - 3:40pm PDT
Mural Amphitheater: Sponsored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:40pm PDT

The Rayos
World Rhythm & Groove

Performers
TR

The Rayos

The Rayos are a husband and wife team of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, writing individually and together. Saul Rayo is first generation American of Nicaraguan heritage; Elena Rayo is of British Isles descent. Together, they've formed a yin-yang group with powerful international... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 3:40pm - 4:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers
World Beat Marimba Jazz

Performers
RL

Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers

The music of award winning marimbist Robin Layne evokes memories of summer days full of adventure and playfulness. With roots in jazz, Latin and African traditions this groove heavy ensemble delivers music that will uplift your spirit, put a smile on your face and take your ears on... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:50pm PDT

SixTeen Strings
Teen Fiddlers Afire!

Performers
SS

SixTeen Strings

Sixteen Strings are a band of 4 teenagers playing fiddle tunes from around the world, brought together by their teacher, Ruthie Dornfeld. They have been playing together in jam sessions for several years, and in 2017 decided to form a band. Now ready to conquer the world!


Friday May 25, 2018 4:50pm - 5:25pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:55pm PDT

Lacey NhicDoom
Tribal Fusion Belly Dance

Performers
LN

Lacey NhicDoom

Lacey NhicDoom is a dancer with eclectic influences ranging from tribal fusion bellydance to Indian folk, Bollywood, and classical dance, hip hop, and beyond. You'll find her performing all around Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, and ranging as far afield as India and Japan.


Friday May 25, 2018 7:55pm - 7:59pm PDT
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by Seattle Globalist 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Tsunami Piñata
Folksy World Music with Luz Gaxiola & Francis Brennan

Performers
TP

Tsunami Piñata

Based in Olympia, WA, Tsunami Piñata is a duo consisting of Luz Gaxiola (accordion, vocals) and Francis Brennan (banjo, guitar, pennywhistle, vocals). They perform an eclectic, high energy mix of music from many folk traditions, including French musette waltzes, Italian tarentelllas... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:55am PDT

Steel Magic Northwest (Pan Wizards and Mystical Steel steel bands)
Youth and Adult Steelbands

Performers
SM

Steel Magic Northwest (Pan Wizards and Mystical Steel steel bands)

Steel Magic Northwest was founded in the summer of 2014 by Executive and Artistic Director Gary Gibson, a Puget Sound area resident who, as guest artist and clinician, has visited more than 200 steel band organizations throughout the U.S. Our first programming year (2016-17) was a... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:55am - 12:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

House of Tarab
Egyptian Music from 1930's-1970s

Performers
HO

House of Tarab

House of Tarab is Seattle's premire Arabic Music Ensemble specializing in classic and traditional acoustic music of Egypt and the greater Levant region.


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Center Theatre 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Sampada Bhalerao
North Indian Sitar Music

Performers
SB

Sampada Bhalerao

Sampda Bhalerao grew up in India in a musical family. She started learnig sitar in traditional Indian Classical Music style with her mother at young age. She contined learning music with her Gurus in India after moving to Seattle. She has participated in numerous musical events in... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

amOha Music Ensemble
Carnatic Classical Music

Performers
AM

amOha Music Ensemble

amOha Music Ensemble is a group of Carnatic classical music enthusiasts currently training with Meera Krishna, artistic director of amOha Performing Arts. Although each performer in the group has spent a different number of years training in the art form, they are happy to raise their... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Izumi Fairbanks
Black Sea & Balkan Music

Performers
IF

Izumi Fairbanks

Izumi Fairbanks has been studying traditional folk music since the mid-2000s. She plays various percussion and string instruments while studying Bulgarian folk music with Alexander Eppler. She is a member of Georgian choir onefourfive and Bulgarian folk music trio Siatliiska Troika... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

SiyaVend
Turkish Delights 4ALL

Performers
S

SiyaVend

SiyaVend is a group of local musicians from Seattle. We play music from Anatolia, Balkans and the Middle East. All our songs are authentic pieces passed on from generation to generation. We strive for a connection with the audience where both the performers and the audience have an... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Varol Saatcioglu
Turkish Musical Gathering: “Gezek”

Performers
VS

Varol Saatcioglu

Varol Saatcioglu was born in Edirne, Turkey. At the tender age of five, Varol was accepted into the prestigious Municipal Conservatory of Istanbul, where he studied music theory and piano performance. After immigrating to the United States, he began studying the gaida (Bulgarian bagpipe... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:50pm PDT

Onefourfive Trio
Songs from the Caucasus

Performers
OT

Onefourfive Trio

onefourfive is an 10-member, mixed ensemble singing (mostly) a cappella folk songs from the Republic of Georgia. In the Turkish Showcase program we will be singing in a trio format.


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:50pm - 3:08pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Seattle Hand Drummers Present Kommon Unity
Energetic Hand Drumming

Performers
SH

Seattle Hand Drummers Present Kommon Unity

Kommon Unity is a Seattle Hand Drummers Performance group. Members, Nathan Collins, Ken Duhe, Spirit Windwalker Jeffrey Slavens and Aziz Marani are SHD Core members and have been playing together for many years. Kommon Unity is about community. Community is what we love best. In fact... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 


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