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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Soul, Electro-Funk, Hip Hop & Nu-Disco Dance Party!!!
July 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$5 – $20
Soul, Electro-Funk, Hip Hop & Nu-Disco Dance Party!!! featuring Global Heat live-band and international DJ Justin Murta. All-ages event. Global Heat is an award-winning R&B/Soul ensemble features MC/b-boy Justin Murta who has worked with Usher and Chris Brown; and shared the stage with Cee Lo Green (The Voice), Macklemore, and other primary market artists. Justin has been featured on TV shows such as NBC’s “HipHop Nation”(USA), MTV 2 (USA), and Today TV/SNTV (Asia). Global Heat has been featured at the Shanghai (China) International Music Festival, at the largest stages on Northwest Folklife Festival, at the famous Montbleu Theatre at Lake Tahoe (as part of TRIBE-olution), and at other large events. With influences ranging from Sly & the Family Stone to The Roots and Macklemore, Global Heat plays mainly original music and some adapted old-school R&B/funk tunes. Performing arts Presenters have called Global Heat’s show “a riveting performance” and “a wonderful cultural event – bridging the gaps between generations, color, culture”, with music that is “mystical, magical, majestic and with a message”. . Global Heat is currently working on their new album with producer Richard Garcia whose credits include Destiny’s Child, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, and many primary market R&B artists.
Come at 7 PM for the DJ-ing & Breakdance 101 workshop or at 8 PM for the Dance Party.