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: Soyaya
September 15, 2018 @ 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!
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.