Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.
Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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Crossroads Cultural Arts Series: Balkanarama
May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Northwest Folklife is excited to share the 7th annual Crossroads Cultural Arts Series, a series of monthly curated, family-friendly cultural arts performances at Crossroads Bellevue!
This Month’s Special Guests: Balkanarama
Balkanarama plays high-energy dance songs from Southeastern Europe: Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, and Greece. Their repertoire includes many songs of the Rom people (no longer called Gypsies) living in those countries. The Seattle-based quintet includes alto sax, clarinet, keyboard, drums, and bass, with four vocalists. They have performed since 1997 at concerts, festivals, nightclubs, dance events, weddings and other celebrations in the Pacific Northwest, including many appearances at Northwest Folklife, and have released three CDs.
◦ When: Saturday, May 18 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM
◦ Where: Crossroads Bellevue Market Stage (15600 NE 8th Street)
◦ Price: No admission, but donations are appreciated and will directly support accessible programs like this for generations to come!
◦ For the full list of 2019 performances, please visit: https://www.nwfolklife.org/programs/crossroads-cultural-arts-series/