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Friday, May 25
 

11:00am PDT

Miss Charlotte's Tunes for Tots
Toe-tappin' Tunes for Tinies!

Performers
MC

Miss Charlotte's Tunes for Tots

Toe-tappin' Tunes for Tinies!


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Sing Sea Chantys
With Maritime Folknet

Performers
SS

Sing Sea Chantys

With Maritime Folknet


Friday May 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Chumble Spuz
French Family Folk

Performers
CS

Chumble Spuz

Jessica and I have been part of the Seattle music scene for many years. We co-founded the Chanson/Francais group Zazou and later I joined the Gypsy Jazz group Pearl Django, who I played with for about 9 years. Music has always been a major part of our lives and when Stella was born... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Kid's Song Singalong
With Gary Paine

Performers
KS

Kid's Song Sing Along

Singalong with Gary Paine


Friday May 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Squirrel Butter
Americana with Charmaine Slaven & Charlie Beck

Performers
SB

Squirrel Butter

Squirrel Butter, husband and wife duo of Charlie Beck & Charmaine Slaven, started performing together after meeting at a music festival in 2005. Sharing a deep love of traditional music, they explore the genres of old-time, early bluegrass, blues, country, & cajun while adding their... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Uncle Pappy
Eccentric Entertainer and Musician

Performers
UP

Uncle Pappy

Thaddeus Spae presents "that loveable guy with a rubber nose and a soul to match," Uncle Pappy. Spae has performed Pappy since before 2003 in schools and festivals across the country and has accumulated Funny Little Friends from coast to coast (and in the middle too!).


Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

Paper Moon
Father/Daughter Acoustic Folk Duo

Performers
PM

Paper Moon

Paper Moon is an acoustic father and daughter folk duo that can be heard throughout western Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Their vocal harmonies and foot-tapping guitar work has become a favorite of audiences in coffeehouses and wineries in the Puget Sound, Oregon, and Northern... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
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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
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12:00pm PDT

Ca Gaze
20th Century French Pop

Performers
CG

Ca Gaze

Members of Ca Gaze met at Jazz Night School, Seattle's largest all-ages non-profit educational institution dedicated to THE American art form, jazz music.The school has created a community of individuals from throughout the Pacific Northwest (from as far as Yakima, WA) involved in... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Double P Duo
Father, Daugther Guitar & Violin

Performers
DP

Double P Duo

The double P duo is a father daughter duo consisting of Kevin and Pearl Connor. The duo draws it's repertoire from old time, swing and the Suzuki violin books presenting a mix of classical and vintage music. Pearl is a 3rd grade student at Seattle Thurgood Marshall Elementary. She... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Jamtown Howdy Band
Join in with the Howdy Band!

Performers
JH

Jamtown Howdy Band

John leads toddler music classes and facilitates school, business and community music and rhythm-based events featuring hands-on participation with rhythm instruments. He is a pioneer in the field of accessible music programming for all ages and skill levels.


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Kat Flows
Fun & Fierce Circus Arts

Performers
KF

Kat Flows

Kat Flows is a psychology student, artist, flow and fire performer, and hoop dance teacher. She has been studying flow and circus arts actively for about two years. She was drawn to it after watching a hooper and loved how free it looked. Kat loves to mix elements of various forms... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Charlie Finn
Witty Guitar Songwriter

Performers
CF

Charlie Finn

I'm a recent UW graduate from the Seattle area. I do visual art and writing as well as music. I'm passionate about social advocacy and intersectionality. I love dogs, whales, cows, breakfast foods, and the rain in no particular order.


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
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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
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Sunday, May 27
 

12:00pm PDT

Hula Cultural Workshop
With Kalei'okalani of Huraiti Mana

Performers
HC

Hula Cultural Workshop

Huraiti Mana is a Polynesian dance troupe based in Seattle, Washington comprised of family and friends and led by award-winning dancer Kalei'okalani Onzuka. We seek to empower our diverse students to become huraiti or skilled dancers through challenging lessons in hula (of Hawai'i... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Norm Brecke
Strengthening Communities Through Stories.

Performers
NB

Norm Brecke

Norm just plain loves to tell stories. He’s told at festivals, museums, libraries, schools, senior centers, day-cares, churches, concert halls, cafés, a shoe store, and a chocolate factory. Just last month he was a featured teller at the Stone Soup Storytelling Festival in South... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:20pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Pamela Mortenson
Powerhouse Worldbeat Didgeridoo

Performers
PM

Pamela Mortenson

Hi, I’m Pam. I play didgeridoo. Together, the didges and I tell all kinds of stories from beats of the urban streets to tales of the modern day forest-wandering shaman to lyrical songs of the cosmic divine. I love hanging out in a variety of worlds and letting that inspire the music... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Uncle Peter
True and Magical Stories

Performers
UP

Uncle Peter

Uncle Peter is an inspirational storyteller who creates grand visions for audiences of all ages. His stories are timeless and captivating. Some original and some found along the life path of an elder. The original music and dramatic sound effects freely engage audiences as the stories... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

North City Rockers
Multi-Generational Hip Hop Crew

Performers
NC

North City Rockers

The North City Rockers are a Multi-Generational Hip Hop Crew composed of high energy B-boys, B-girls, Street Dancers, Graffiti Artists, MC'S, DJ'S, and Documentarians. NCR recently performed for Bumbershoot Music Festival, Seattle Children's Museum, Seattle Children's Festival, Make... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

How to Play the Native American Flute
With Peter Ali - Native Flutist

Performers
HT

How to Play the Native American Flute

With Peter Ali - Native Flutist


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
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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
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5:00pm PDT

Crow Valley String Band
NW Grown Trad Music

Performers
CV

Crow Valley String Band

The Crow Valley String Band is a family of musicians (Tashi, Kaj, Rachel and Jim) from Orcas Island that perform a variety of original and traditional music that cut across several genres from Bluegrass to Quebecois. With a varying combination of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, upright... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
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Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Music of the Northwest Presents Music Together
With Monica Allen and Janice Gockel

Performers
MO

Music of the Northwest Presents Music Together

Our mission is to provide the highest quality music and movement experiences to as many young children as possible and to involve their parents and other adult caregivers, including early childhood professionals.All of our teachers have successfully completed Music Together’s training... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
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12:00pm PDT

AfroBeats Participatory Dance
With Tricia Diamond of Seattle Twerkshop

Performers
AP

AfroBeats Participatory Dance

Born and raised in Los Angeles and New Orleans, Tricia was exposed to dance and music at an early age. She grew up in a family who worked with and were luminaries in the entertainment industry. Dancing in Mardi Gras from age 2 then later Zulu, Mapouka African dance styles and tap... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Sumayya Diop Dance & Drum
African Diaspora Dance & Drum

Performers
SD

Sumayya Diop Dance & Drum

Sumayya Diop is our Teaching Artist. Sumayya E. Diop has been performing dance, drum, song, and theater in Seattle with youth and adults for over 15 years. Trained by “Jali” of W. Africa, and professional artists of all disciplines, Sumayya holds the tradition & performance of... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Capoeira Angola
With Mestre Silvio Dos Reis

Performers
CA

Capoeira Angola

ICAF is a non-profit educational organization committed to the cultivation, preservation, and growth of the African Brazilian cultural art form Capoeira Angola. Our goal is the creation of a strong and vibrant community committed to social transformation through empowering individuals... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Ana Montes and Flamenco Danzarte Children Dancers
Flamenco Dance and Percussion

Performers
AM

Ana Montes and Flamenco Danzarte Children Dancers

Ana starting dancing ballet at age 5. She lived, studied and performed flamenco in Spain, in Madrid and Sevilla. She studied flamenco with many famous dancers, and toured professionally, dancing flamenco, classical spanish dance, and the folkdance Jota Aragonesa, throughout Spain... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

A Cappella 101
With The Contemporary A cappella Musicians' Institute

Performers
AC

A Cappella 101

Established in July 2015, the purpose of the Contemporary A Cappella Musicians’ Institute (CAMI) is to educate, empower, and provide resources for a cappella musicians of all levels. By hosting concerts, workshops, clinics, and networking events, CAMI strives to foster growth in... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
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