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Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW [clear filter]
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Program
Civically Engaged Youth Poetry

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Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Program

The Seattle Youth Poet Laureate program is a program of Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the Schools (WITS) program and Urban Word. Writers Matt Gano and Aaron Counts co-founded the program in 2015 in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures. The Seattle Youth Poet Laureate... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:55am PDT

RingSide
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RingSide

RingSide Slam is a head-to-head poetry slam in Seattle. The audience is the judge and each artist goes head-to-head single elimination. We want all poets, hip-hop heads, rhymers, dreamers, and first timers to roll through. This is like nothing you've ever seen. We also feature local... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:55am - 12:40pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Arts Corps Presents: 2018 Massive Break Challenge
2018 Massive Break Challenge

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Arts Corps Presents: 2018 Massive Break Challenge

Jeromeskee started break dancing in 1996 and has been performing in b-boy events and competitions ever since. Jerome is a member of several competitive, successful b-boy dance groups: World champion Massive Monkees, Legendary Rocksteady Crew N.Y., and the NBA Seattle Sonic's BOOM... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Hora Tzigane Klezmer Ensemble
Klezmer in the Moment

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Hora Tzigane Klezmer Ensemble

Martin Morgenbesser, Accordion & Melodica: A native New Yorker, Martin grew up with the sound of old-time Yiddish music, aka Klezmer, ringing in his ears. They're still ringing.Andrew Ehrlich, Violin: From Canada to America, Andrew has traveled the road of the peripatetic musician... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:45am PDT

Kesselgarden
Jewish Klezmer Music

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Kesselgarden

Kesselgarden has been performing in the PNW since 2003. We play Klezmer music, the instrumental Jewish folk music of Eastern Europe. Our music originates mostly from Ukraine, Romania, Moldova and Poland and we are particularly fond of the Klezmer music of the late 19th and early 20th... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Frank Krasnowsky
Yiddish stories in song.

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Frank Krasnowsky

Frank Krasnowsky is returning to Folklife after being absent from the stage for approximately 15 years. Formerly one half of the well-loved duo Chutzpah, Frank is a living library of Jewish folk songs. He sings in Yiddish & Ladino, weaving in English translations, many of which he... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

VOLYA
Ancient Belarusian Folk Songs

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VOLYA

VOLYA ( means Freedom in Belarusian) is a Belarusian folk group based in Seattle, Washington (USA). It was created in 2009 with the mission of introducing the people of the Pacific Northwest to the beauty and richness of Belarusian folklore. The group’s repertoire consists of traditional... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:45pm PDT

Juliana & PAVA
Ancient Russian Folk Songs

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Juliana & PAVA

Juliana & PAVA was founded in 2008 by a Russian folk singer and an ethnomusicologist Juliana Svetlitchnaia with the goal of preserving and promoting Russian folk songs gathered in expeditions to Russian villages where they existed for centuries and were passed down through generations... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

Dunava
Balkan Women's Vocal Ensemble

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Dunava

Dunava is a Seattle-based women's vocal ensemble specializing in the a cappella folk music of Eastern Europe. Founded in 2005, Dunava is made up of singers from diverse musical backgrounds who all share a passion for complex and beautiful harmonies. The choir's repertoire includes... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Bagley Wright Theatre Sponsored by KUOW 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
 


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