Sat, August 18, 2018 —
Sat, August 18, 2018 —
Enjoy music from around the world presented by Northwest Folklife.
August 18 – Folklore Mexicano Tonantzin
Folklore Mexicano Tonantzin is a nonprofit youth dance group: Our dancers work on teamwork, leadership skills, public speaking, community exposure/awareness, while enjoying dancing! We strive to inspire healthy, happy, purposeful children and teens. We are committed to influencing our next generation in community service, higher education, love for tradition and positive values.
September 15 – Soyaya
Ghanaian-born Mohammed Shaibu leads my African band Soyaya, with virtuoso acoustic guitar, dynamic talking drums and endearing vocals. The name Soyaya means love and affection in their native language of Hausa in West Africa. The music of Soyaya is a combination of Palmwine and Highlife, is the indigenous rhythm and blues.
October 20 – Urvasi Dance Ensemble
Urvasi Dance Ensemble specializes in a rare form of Classical Indian Dance, legacy of the adiguru Pankaj Charan Das, son of a temple dancer in Odisha, India. Urvasi has performed to acclaim in India, home of the dance, several times, and will be doing 15 performances in December 2017. The home of this ensemble is the state of Washington, and according to the foremost dance scholar in India, Dr. Sunil Kothari, “Odissi is more important than any other classical dance only in the states of Odisha, India, and Washington, USA.”
November 17 – Mariachi Huenachi
Mariachi Huenachi is a nationally recognized Award Winning Mariachi Music Program. Mariachi Huenachi is the advanced mariachi class at Wenatchee High School, part of the Golden Apple Award winning Wenatchee School District’s Mariachi Music Program that has recently made national headlines being featured on FOX, ABC Networks, and on the CBS Evening News. The group performs annually at dozens of festivals, government, and community events in and out of State. Past performances include: Seahawks, Mariners, Washington State University, Northwest Folklife Festival, EMP, and for Latino Legislature Day. It is no wonder Mariachi Huenachi has earned a reputation as the best high school mariachi in the State of Washington.
December 15 – Strikes A Bell
Strikes A Bell sings familiar and catchy sea chanteys and maritime songs guaranteed to get the audience joining in on the chorus. The crew muster list includes Laura Bassett, Jean Geiger, David Kessler, Wayne Palsson, David Perasso, Dan Roberts, Steve Whinihan, and Mary Wilson.