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Stream the Festival and Relive your Favorite Moments

Still in the reverie of the 2015 Northwest Folklife Festival? We are too!!

Listen to some of our favorite showcases like The Folk, Redefined showcase! This awesome Sunday afternoon showcase was sponsored by KEXP and included performers: Melville, Mindie Lind, Tomo Nakayama and OK Sweetheart!  Read more about these performers and listen to them now below!

To find more audio streaming music from The NW Folklife Festival 2015 at no-charge, click here!

Melville

3:00pm-3:35pm – Melville
Melodic Indie Rock

With the visceral Ryan T Jacobs’ emotive vibrato carrying the band’s lyrics, he’s joined by Tim Skerpon on drums and Thomas Yates on bass, a core that crafts melodic indie rock with roots in American rock ‘n’ roll.

 

 

Mindie Lind

3:45pm-4:20pm – Mindie Lind

Psych Twang Indie Roots

Heartbreaking psych twang with sweet, haunting vocal harmonies and tons of wobbly electric voodoo guitar  Inly’s warbley like a ship, steady like a train, and we like celebrating sadness with a kick-line choral hooks.

 

 

 

 

Tomo Nakayama

 

4:35pm-5:10pm – Tomo Nakayama

Northwest Indie Folk Singer

Tomo Nakayama is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter from Seattle, Washington. His music has been praised by NPR, New York Times, and KEXP, and he has toured throughout the US and Japan at fests such as SXSW, CMJ, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot. Fog On The Lens is his first solo album, made after nearly a decade fronting beloved Seattle chamber-pop band Grand Hallway, and composing for an acting in Lynn Shelton’s Sundance Grand Jury nominated film “Touchy Feely”.

 

 

Erin Austin

5:25pm-6:00pm – OK Sweetheart

Melody Driven Smart Pop

Reminiscent of all the good things from mid-century pop, Erin Austin’s songs well crafted simplicity pulls influence from classics such as Harry Nilsson, The Beatles, The Zombies, and Randy Newman. OK SWEETHEART’s uniquely pop sound is the result of an eclectic collaboration between members of multiple bands included.

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Thank You for Giving!

Did you Text FOLK to 20222 to Give $10? Give some cash to the folks in the purple aprons? Drop dollars in the donation boxes? Make a donation at the Donation & Information Station? Become a Friend of Folklife?

We Thank YOU!

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Chaotic Noise Marching Corps. Photo by Piper Hanson

Your donation to Northwest Folklife during the 2015 Northwest Folklife Festival sparks the magic! Your support gives meaning to the Festival’s community-powered identity. You, along with all of the brilliant performers, volunteers, sponsors and supporters create this enormous, layered phenomenon of arts and culture. It is easy to have a good time at the Northwest Folklife Festival, making new discoveries and meeting your neighbors. And there is more to it.

Your gift provides Northwest Folklife with resources to reach out to new artists and to develop the extended relationships that make up the Northwest Folklife family tree that embraces communities, dancers, singers, musicians, performers and artists, and their ‘Folklife’: arts and culture as a way of life.

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Draze. Photo by Piper Hanson

Behind the scenes, year round, for over 44 years, Northwest Folklife has helped form the cultural landscape of the Northwest by giving voice to artists and their creative expression, through their traditional music and personal innovations. Every year, we present a Cultural Focus, a ‘festival within a festival’, that features a Pacific Northwest community through special performances, panels, workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations, and activities. The 2015 Cultural Focus, Beats, Rhymes and Rhythms: Traditional Roots of Today’s Branches explored the cross-cultural and traditional roots of Hip Hop.

This year’s Cultural Focus let us meet the Maraire Family through Dumi Maraire, Jr., aka Draze, as he shared his family’s long involvement with the Northwest Folklife Festival, and his own evolution as an artist. New to Washington, and the USA, Dumi, Sr. was a brave force, determined to share his Zimbabwean culture. He found open arms and an invitation in the Northwest Folklife Festival. The Maraire children grew up with the Festival as their annual performance of the year: new songs, new outfits, new opportunities. Today, Dumi Jr. creates hip-hop inspired by his life in Seattle and Shona roots in Zimbabwe. His music functions in the same way roots music in Africa has for thousands of years: to educate a community, to encourage individual strengths, and to celebrate and respect cultural heritage.

Your enduring support makes the Northwest Folklife magic happen! Your generosity strengthens our community, and gives voice to artists and inspiration to audiences of all ages to play, dance, sing, taste, learn and participate: everyone together. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Robert Townsend, Executive Director                         Sheila Siden, Development Director

PS Save the Date! The second annual Seattle Children’s Festival will be on Sunday, October 11, 2015, a one-day multi-cultural festival located on Seattle Center grounds, “Celebrating Our Big Neighborhood.”

Thank You

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Final Fun at Folklife ’15

NWFolk2015_Friday_PiperHanson-99Come out today and celebrate the last day of the 44th Annual Festival! There’s so much in store starting at 11am until 9pm this evening!

Check out our schedule here and remember…just wander.

 

 

 

Here’s a few highlights from this weekend:

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Photo by Christopher Nelson

Festival Starts Today – Bring the Family Down!

FIUTSNorthwest Folklife Festival has always been a great place for families to come and bring their young children and introduce them to the arts and culture of the Pacific Northwest. This year, we are bringing back our Discovery Zone area, sponsored by ParentMap. This area is specifically tailored towards children, complete with it’s own stage featuring family-friendly programming, workshops, and hands-on activity booths for all ages.

The Discovery Zone Stage is open from 11am-6pm every day of the Festival. On Friday, however, because of the opening of the Artists at Play area, the stage programming will start at 1pm. The hands-on booths will open at 11 as usual.

Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by ParentMap

The Discovery Zone stage will feature a wide variety of different acts, and the full list of programming can be found in our online schedule. Some additions that are different than the schedule in the Program Guide: Musical Spoon-Playing with Artis the Spoonman (12:00pm on Sunday), and Siren Spark, an all-girl rock band from the Rain City Rock Camp for Girls (5:00pm on Friday).

There is even some Cultural Focus programming! The Discovery Zone Stage will feature a Capoeira Angola performance by the International Capoeira Angola Foundation at 12:00pm on Monday, May 25th, and break-dancing by the North City Rockers at 5:00pm on Sunday, May 24th!

image2The North City Rockers are a multi-generational break-dancing crew from Everett, WA. Folklife recently had the opportunity to chat with David “Pablo D” Narvaez the founder of the North City Rockers. The NCR are a pretty diverse crew, consisting of members from a variety of age groups. The youngest is only 10 years old!

We asked Pablo what we can expect to see during their performance at Folklife this year.

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“Excitement! They’re gonna see stuff they didn’t expect. You’re gonna see some typical b-boying but in a way you wouldn’t expect. All sorts of different styles come out. We’re bright, colorful, loud. We are multi-generational. We’re a lot of fun to watch,” says Pablo D of his crew.

Pablo D started breaking in the early 1980’s, but created the North City Rockers crew in 2010. The North City Rockers come together to practice and have fun together, but also prepare for performances and competitions. They perform for a variety of audiences, using a variety of different styles and music.

Pablo says that he likes to keep a positive attitude with everything he’s ever done, and breaking and competing from an early age was what started that. “I’ve tried to spread that to the youth. I’ve tried my best to knock on all sorts of doors and open them up. Learning how to get through adversity and rising to the job.”

Breaking classes with NCR are taught on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Oly’s Dance Sport, 2931 Bond Street, Everett, WA 98201. Classes are open to the public and the first two classes are free. People with all levels of dance experience are encouraged to come train!

Discovery Zone Hands-On Activities

We are very excited about the hands-on activities this year, too! Some you might remember from last year, and some new!

Seattle Children’s Museum presents Exploring Rhythm: Come and explore instruments from around the globe! There will also be a craft table for making a dancing ring adorned with ribbons; dance to the music you hear at Folklife!

Active Art and Science presents Make Your Own Mosaic: Using recycled and finger safe glass and glue, children will create colorful mosaics on tiles. Creativity is welcome, and it’s a good opportunity to learn about color balance and glass art techniques.

Little Wing and Rookies, presented by School of Rock presents Rockin’ Instrument Play and Presentation: Come rock out with Little Wing! Major rock instruments will be laid out for you to try: electric guitar, bass, a snare drum with cymbals, keyboard, and a microphone for you to sing into! Channel your inner rock star!

Gage Academy of Art presents 25 Jams: Pop Up Drawing: Gage is curating a drawing jam in the Discovery Zone this year! It’ll be great fun for all ages; anyone who wants to learn how to draw from real life! Post up at an easel and practice with a live model, or draw what you see around Folklife!

The Center for Wooden Boats presents Toy Boat Building: Children will learn to use basic traditional hand tools such as hammers and hand drills to build wooden toy boats! Fun and educational, this is our largest booth so it will be hard to miss!

Creative Advantage This organization from the Office of Arts and Culture promotes the importance of arts education in the schools. This is a great place for parents to stop by and learn about what Creative Advantage is doing to bring arts back to the schools!

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It’s not too late to Volunteer!

Volunteer at Northwest FolklifeEven though the online Volunteer Application is now closed, you are welcome to stop by Volunteer Registration (Next 50 Annex) during the festival to see what shifts we still have open!

Remember that Volunteer Appreciation Day is Monday May 25th in Volunteer Registration. Volunteers can stop by to pick up a treat and see if they’ve won a prize through our Volunteer Appreciation Program!

We would also like to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all of the organizations that donated to our 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Program!

 

 

5th Ave Theatre

ACT

Bold Hat Productions

Dave’s Killer Bread

Dick’s Drive-Ins

Elysian Brewing Co.

EMP

Ivar’s Inc. / Kidd Valley

Jet City Improv

KEXP

Landmark Theatres

Museum of Flight

Nordic Heritage Museum

Northwest Film Forum

Northwest Railway Museum

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Pacific Science Center

Rat City Rollergirls

Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Children’s Theatre

Seattle Mariners

Seattle’s Own Shortbread

Seattle ReCreative

Seattle Sounders FC

Tacoma Rainers

Teahouse Kuan Yin

Teatro Zinzanni

The Center for Wooden Boats

The Space Needle

Timber! Outdoor Music Festival

Tom Bihn

Trophy Cupcakes

Wing Luke Asian Museum

Woodland Park Zoo

 

And an extra special THANK YOU to Girl Scouts of Western Washington Troop #52767!

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Announcing the Incredible Dances of South Asia

Meet Dr. Joyce Paul Siamak – a new Community Coordinator at Northwest Folklife

I first attended Folklife when I was visiting Seattle on work in 1999. I was completely hooked!  Since moving to Redmond in 2001, I have been a performer and avid supporter of Northwest FolkLife having performed or volunteered every single year. It was at a Folklife performance with my friend Meera that I was noticed by the producer at Town Hall and invited to be part of their Global Rhythms series.

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It has been a long association for me and I am very excited that I can take my support one step ahead by being the Community Coordinator this year.

Some 15 years ago when I first danced, there was no Indian or South Asian showcase; we just got slots in the “International Dance” section. Over the years with more artists moving into the area, various regional showcases started being staged. In particular the “Colors and Cultures of India” took off and provided a great opportunity for young immigrant artists to share their art with the community.

Over the last 5 to 6 years, I noticed a trend that I thought was not doing justice to the art form or the talent available locally. Most Indian dancers I knew were losing interest in performing and had started using the event to present their students in training instead of dancing themselves. This resulted in the audience members not getting a chance to see professionals at work. They were also unable to see what the art form would look like, had an experienced artist chosen to perform. Also, other nations and art forms from the entire South/East Asian region seemed to be represented less and less with dominant art forms such as Bharatanatyam taking on most of the slots. One time, I remember seeing 5 groups from the same genre, with three of them doing the same pieces in the same raga and tala!

I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to bring a change in the programming to make it relevant to the larger South Asian dance community while ensuring that we present artistes and performances of caliber. I envisioned a showcase called “Incredible dances of South/East Asia.” For 2015, my first year as curator and community coordinator, my charter looks thus:

  1. Honor and invite special senior guests (artists who have decades of experience)
  2. Present interesting cross-genre programming with creative artists
  3. Present artistes and performances of caliber
  4. Continue to provide a platform for young and upcoming artistes. (provide a good mix of experience and upcoming)
  5. Showcase under represented art forms and regions of South/East Asia

How is this year’s show different?

  1. We are presenting South Asian and South East Asian countries and not just India
  2. Kicking off groups that create dance for social change (from the 4 culture ASC showcase)
  3. Introducing Jugalbandi’s or bringing two styles together.
  4. Presenting traditional folk dance such as Ghoomar and Terah Taaali from Rajasthan
  5. Blending Classicism in dance with traditional training methods such as Yoga and Kalaripayattu
  6. Honoring a senior guru

It is a big change moving from the well-established showcase theme from the past years but I am excited to bring this new showcase on

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stage. Hopefully it will reach out to more folks from Asian countries such as Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and Maldives as well as South East Asian countries such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and West Malaysia. My desire is to present the amazing dance forms that are rarely seen in the Pacific Northwest!

I would like to thank NWFL especially Kelli Faryar for giving me the freedom to plan and execute this showcase based on my needs assessment and content expertise. It has been an amazing ride and I look forward to this weekend when it all comes together!!

Thank you and looking forward to seeing all of you this weekend. Please write to me (joyce@arpanarts.org) with your thoughts about this showcase.

– Dr. Joyce Paul

Prom Queen

Northwest Folklife Festivals Indie Roots Lineup – Sponsored by 90.3 KEXP – kexp.org

kexp-logoThe Northwest Folklife Festival‘s Indie Roots program returns for its fifth consecutive Festival, packed with live music showcases programmed in partnership with Northwest Folklife and local community curators such as Seattle Living Room Shows, Hearth Music and Underwood Stables. Indie Roots musicians integrate the traditional elements of folk and Americana music – banjos, acoustic guitars, Appalachian harmonies, or country twang – but with a more modern, pop-sensible sound. This year there are nine showcases and over 30 bands performing throughout all four days of the Festival, on four different stages including the Fountain Lawn Stage, Vera Project Stage, Folklife Café and on the new Back Porch Stage.

Indie Roots programming and showcases line-up – sponsored by our friends at 90.3 KEXP – kexp.org – for 2015 Northwest Folklife Festival includes: 


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FRIDAY, MAY 22

Hearth Music Showcase

Featuring Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners, Vaudeville Etiquette, Wild Rabbit

7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Fountain Lawn Stage

 

SATURDAY, MAY 23

New Generation Roots Show

Featuring Max’s Midnight Kitchen, The Desert Kind

12:20-1:30 p.m., Back Porch Stage

 

Kinfolk: New Sounds of the Northwest

Featuring Scarlet Parke, Pepper Proud, Whitney Monge

5:00-7:00 p.m., Folklife Cafe

 

Seattle Living Room Showcase

Featuring The Native Sibling, St. Paul de Vence, The Mama Rags, and Lonesome Shack

1:00-4:00 p.m., Fountain Lawn Stage

 

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Featuring Eurodanceparty USA, YVES, Prom Queen, and Powers

7:00- 10:00 p.m., Vera Project

 

SUNDAY, MAY 24

Folk, Redefined

Featuring Melville, Mindie Lind, Tomo Nakayama, and OK SWEETHEART

3:00-6:00 p.m., Vera Project Stage

 

Underwood Stables

Featuring Caleb and Walter, Lowman Palace, Cahalen Morrison, and The Ganges River Band

6:00-9:00 p.m., Fountain Lawn Stage

 

MONDAY, MAY 25

Homespun Indie

Featuring The Elk Tribe, Hallstrom, Joy Mills Band

1:00-3:00 p.m., Vera Project Stage

 

Ear To The Ground: Indie Roots Show

Featuring COHO, Low Hums, Tango Alpha Tango, and Ravenna Woods

3:30-6:30 p.m., Fountain Lawn Stage

 


All Indie Roots programming is sponsored by KEXP 90.3 FM –
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Grace Love and The True Loves

Q&A with Grace Love of Grace Love and the True Loves

Northwest Folklife feels honored to have Grace Love and the True Loves perform at the 2015 Northwest Folklife Festival. She is blowing up this year, performing at not only Folklife, but Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, and Bumbershoot!

We recently had the chance to have a little chat with Grace Love herself about herself, her sound, and the True Loves.

NWFL:  Are you originally from Seattle? If so, which neighborhood?

GL: I am not- I was born in Memphis, TN and raised in the lovely city of Tacoma, WA. 

NWFL: How did the True Loves come to be, and where did the name come from?

GL: I was doing a solo project for a while and the guitarist, bassist, and drummer has a jam going and invited me to sit in. I obligied, and the rest is the story unfolding in front of everyone. I’m not sure where the name True Loves came from I think it was a play on my name and getting as vintage as we could. 

NWFL: How long have you been interested in/singing and performing soul music? Does it predate the formation of the band?

GL: I have been in the arts all of my life- I didn’t pursue it until I was about 19, my mother passes and I thought life is too short to do the things you don’t want to do. I never thought I could have a full backing band, when it began to form I just let it flow.

NWFL: How would you describe your sound to people who have never listened to you before?

GL: I say original Seattle Soul most people nod as if they get it. Then I just say come out and listen to the band.

NWFL: Why did you choose to release your singles, and eventually your album, on vinyl?

GL: Because it holds true to originality- we aren’t like other groups and also the sound is by far the best and it’s a bucket list for a lot of us in the group. 

NWFL: How does it feel to be playing Northwest Folklife Festival, Timber, and Bumbershoot all in the same year, before your album is even out?

GL: I personally feel blessed, and humbled, to those who know me, know I have been working hard at it for a very long time. It’s going to be an amazing story to tell in years to come. 

NWFL: What can we expect to see during your performance at Folklife?

GL: Soul drenched and pure heart warming emotions and lost of laughing and dancing. 

8.     If you could perform alongside anyone, living or dead, who would you choose?

GL: As hard as that question is probably Ray Charles- he’s my go to when I need a change in my spirit!

She will be performing Saturday May, 23 at Northwest Folklife Festival, from 7:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m. at the Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre. You can check out her other upcoming tour dates on her Facebook page, or website at www.graceloveandthetrueloves.com.

Show Your Love for Folklife! Give Today

Make the Magic Happen! How to Support the Festival

Show Your Love for Folklife! Give Today

The community-powered Northwest Folklife Festival is only days away. See you there?  There is no admission charge thanks to your donations. Supporting the Festival is as easy as 1-2-3-4!

  1. Friend of Folklife donors support Northwest Folklife all year with their gifts of $50 and over. We have great news! New Friends of Folklife will have their gift matched by a generous and visionary donor! Please stop by a Donation & Information Station to become a Friend of Folklife.
  2. Extend your gift at a performance featuring a ‘pitch,’ where all gifts are matched. The ‘pitch’ schedule is available at every Donation & Information Station.
  3. ‘Text to Give’ $10. Text the keyword ‘FOLK’ and your email address to 20222.* Kindly finalize your donation by texting ‘yes’ to your carrier’s confirmation.
  4. Drop cash in a donation box at the Festival.

Check out the 2015 Northwest Folklife Festival schedule online or in this ‘flipbook’ format of the Festival Guide. Here is information about getting to the Seattle Center, with links to public transportation. Check out the Northwest Folklife Blog to get in the spirit. And, sign up for the Northwest Folklife E-News.

Here’s to Beats, Rhymes & Rhythms. See you soon!

Cheers

* Details on ‘Text to Give': A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Donor must be age 18+ and all donations must be authorized by the account holder (e.g. parents). By texting YES, the user confirms the donation and agrees to the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the “Northwest Folklife” by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.hmgf.org/t. Message & data rates may apply. Text HELP to 20222 for help. Please provide your email address to stay in touch.

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Muckleshoot Canoe Family In the “Welcome to Our Native Land Coastal Cultures Day Celebration!”

Folklife 2014 - MondayThe Muckleshoot Canoe Family will be in a major new Welcome to Our Native Land (WONL) Coastal Cultures Day celebration event as part of this year’s Northwest Folklife Festival. One of Muckleshoot’s canoes will be displayed near the John T. Williams Totem Pole during the day on May 24th. The WONL Group Committee who are organizing this Coastal Celebration and one day powwow collaboratively with NW Folklife, hold up “Hands of Thanks” to the Muckleshoot Tribe for actively supporting these Native community cultural and arts events in the Center of Seattle. Special thanks are extended for receiving a Muckleshoot Charitable Fund award in 2014 that lead to the establishment of the First Annual WONL Powwow.

Welcome to Our Native Land Group has been openly welcomed by Northwest Folklife staff and board directors to increase a significant Native cultural and arts presence. Both want to invite and bring in numerous Pacific Northwest Tribal peoples to share, interweave learning, and offer a place for engagement. WONL Group members hold a vision to build a core Native presence at this longtime and large festival that can grow respect of artistic forms, bridge, heal and establish new relationships, deepen cultural awareness, and offer protocol-based practices for Honoring inter-tribal peoples and celebration practices in this region. The WONL Group’s aim is to establish, promote, cultivate, and strengthen connective community inter-linkages. With this festival and central location where it happens, it opens up opportunities for “Native Communities of Culture” to engage in culturally focused art forms created through a Native-led lens.

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Folklife 2014 – Monday

Forming in 2013, the WONL Group Committee started working with NW Folklife production people to choose the Space Needle Green grassy area near the John T. Williams Totem Pole. Everyone felt this location offers excellent public visibility near the Monorail, Space Needle, Experience Music Project Museum, 5th Avenue and Broad Street traffic areas. Everything is free and open to everyone. A Coastal Welcoming is scheduled to begin each day. Tipis and Coastal Canoes are on the grounds. Invited demonstration artists will show carving, painting, designing, beadwork, jewelry, cradle board making, basket weaving, regalia making, and other cultural arts practices. Local cultural leaders will be a part of and facilitate Coastal Day and Powwow songs, dances, specials, honorings, and celebration activities. Elders have an area near the circle and people are welcome to stay for the day. Coastal Day has jamming, storytelling, dances, and songs. Before powwow grand entry, Native folk style music, hip hop, and youth dancers are scheduled. After Grand Entry, WONL Committee Specials, category, round, “Wanna Be” dances, and inter-tribals will invite dancers into the circle supported by invited drums. Hosts are Southern Express, Tac Town, Little Battle and Spear Fish.

Of special note is a Memorial Day Native community led Ceremony will be held on the Mural Amphitheatre Stage near the Armory. All Veterans will be honored. At the WONL Powwow Grand Entry, the Intertribal Warriors Society has been invited to carry in the flags. Veterans will be honored in the powwow circle too. Everyone and all Veterans are invited!

The Northwest Folklife Festival draws over 250,000 people annually to Seattle Center. It is held for 4 days starting at 11:00 am on Friday, May 22nd and ends at 9:00 pm on Monday, May 25, 2015. The entire area of Seattle Center is used by Folklife for outside and indoor staging locations. More than 5,000 performers and hundreds of vendors offer cultural exchange, learning scenarios, engaging activities, and exposure to numerous participants. While creating a festival place for cultural heritage and community-driven presentations, the Festival grows interactive, cultural and artistic experiences for all ages, backgrounds and interests. Following a vision “By strengthening cultural communities through arts & culture, Northwest Folklife creates opportunities for all to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest.” As Native community people work with NWFL to establish and create artistic interchange and exchange in this festival setting, it can begin to bridge, connect, build, and sustain relationships. Beneficial outcomes stand to result, especially for Native people.

Important to WONL Committee members is developing ways to engage Native youth, families, elders, artists, cultural people, tribes, and urban-based Native organizations to become part of Seattle-centered activities in different ways. It means establishing Native cultural programming done by Native community people. Now strengthened success is showing up with enthusiastic agreement by everyone involved to implement “Welcome to Our Native Land” Coastal and Powwow Celebrations every year at the Northwest Folklife Festival! Everyone is invited to come!

 

Article contributed by Kim Camara

Fiber Art

Call to Fiber Artists

 

Fiber ArtThis is a call for fiber artists to participate in the 2015 Fiber Art Flash Mob. It will be held during the Northwest Folklife Festival over Memorial Day Weekend at the Seattle Center – May 22-25, 2015.

The plan is for a wide diversity of fiber artists to bring and work on their fiber art as a flash mob.  This is a sedentary flash mob – if you sit when you are doing fiber art you will sit for this flash mob.  So bring a chair or blanket.

Northwest Folklife is having a Fiber Art Demo venue again this year. The days for this will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday – May 23, 24, 25. You can sign up for a four hour shift — it’s a great way to promote and inform the public about your work.

Please share this information with other fiber artists. We had a great time last year and look forward to more mobbers this year.  For more information, find us on Facebook here.