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 Performance Series 2015 – Sohoyini Dance – African Drum & Dance
March 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Sohoyini is led by traditional African percussionist and dancer Awal Alhassan who was born and raised by a cultural performing arts family in Tamale, Ghana. Teaching and performing since the age of 7, Awal has worked throughout Africa both independently and with groups such as the University of Legon, the National Theatre of Ghana, and the Center for National Culture Dance Troupe, as well as leading the Zosimili after-school program for youth. Now based in Seattle, he leads Sohoyini Dance and performs regularly with Maya Soleil and other African groups in the Northwest.