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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Cultural Art Series Presents: Kouyate Arts
May 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Every third Saturday of the month, Northwest Folklife comes to the Eastside to present an evening of music at Crossroad’s Market Stage in Bellevue and we would like you to participate!
Introducing: Kouyate Arts
Originated from a big Griot family, “The Kouyates” of Guinea, West Africa. This family has a big obligation for everyone. A big story of the Manding cultures of West Africa. Afua Kouyaté, dancer and management, is one of Seattle’s treasures, renowned for building cultural pathways for youth and families in African culture. Husband, Aboubacar is an energetic composer and is currently creating music daily. He is a versatile artist who plays Balafone, African traditional drums; djemebe and doundoun), guitar, piano, trap drums and he is a professional singer. Experience Gnankoumandouwa – a traditional performance company of master drummers, dancers, singers and family members from Guinea, West African with Kouyate Arts.