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 contue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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Crossroads Cultural Arts Series: Batucada Yemanjá
July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Back by popular demand! Northwest Folklife is honored and excited to share the 6th annual series of curated, family-friendly cultural arts performances on the Eastside at Crossroads Mall’s Market Stage in Bellevue (15600 NE 8th Street) on the third Saturday of every month from 1 PM to 3 PM at no charge!
Seattle’s Batucada Yemanjá performs samba batucada, partido alto, samba de roda, forró and chorinho. The group sings in Portuguese and performs “musica molida” with our órgano oriental. Batucada Yemanjá has been performing since 1978 at Northwest events such as Bumbershoot, the Northwest Folklife Festival, Brasilfest and on stage with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Please, join the fun, the sounds of Brazil and Cuba are totally danceable and engaging!