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 Focus: “TRIBE-olution- roots of hip hop dance”
April 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm$15
Don’t miss this fun-filled show, followed by a dance party for the whole family – with live music provided by members of TRIBE-olution.
TRIBE-olution explores the roots of hip hop dance in African, Brazilian-Capoeira, and Asian Kung Fu traditions through cross-cultural dance moves and contemporary musical theatre. Ensemble members include b-boys Jsqwerl from the world-champion crew Massive Monkees and Blazii from Dogg Pound, MC/DJ/Beatboxer ill Gem Joe, and musicians from hip hop soul band Global Heat. They are joined by traditional cultural performers from Africa and Brazil, including African drummers/dancers Manimou Camara of Dounia Djembe and Awal Alhassan of Sohoyini (Ghana), choreographer and dancer Dora Oliveira of Show Brazil, and Capoeistas Fabricio and Coty Valdez of Capoeira Eastside (Brazil).