Thanks to guest blogger Kathy Bruni for sharing this with us! Many of the long-time supporters of Northwest Folklife are dancers, and the musicians who play for them.That’s why we go, and why we support the Festival year after year—dancing, dancing, dancing! That, and the connections we make with fellow dancers year after year. Folks flock to Folklife from Canada, Washington, Oregon, [...]

A hearty, salt-soaked thank you to (aptly named) guest blogger Alice Winship for this post! This year’s Northwest Folklife Festival, May 25 to 28, will have major maritime music events on Saturday and Sunday, with other maritime performances scattered through the schedule. Maritime Show on Saturday The annual Maritime Show will, as usual, be on Saturday afternoon at the Northwest Court, from 3:00 to [...]

Special thanks to guest blogger Kitty Wu for this profile! Sista Hailstorm fascinates me.  She is simultaneously that rare emcee that commands me to stop and really listen, a shaka and malika in the Universal Zulu Nation Seattle and Los Angeles chapters, a warrior that recently smashed a marine at her last ring-style fight, a chemical dependency counselor for youth [...]