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50 Years of Folklife: A Town Hall Conversation *

Saturday, May 29 - 2:30pm

50 Years of Folklife: A Town Hall Conversation with hosts Michelle Demers Shaevitz, Artistic Director at Mission Folk Festival and Northwest Folklife's Board Chair; Francisca Garcia, Founder & Instructor, Machtia and Northwest Folklife's Vice President; and Edurado Mendonça, Community Coordinator… LEARN MORE

Alexa Peters *

Sunday, May 30 - 2:45pm

Alexa Peters is a Seattle-based freelance writer with a specialty in arts & culture journalism, as well as cannabis copywriting. Her music journalism has appeared in The Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, Seattle Magazine, No Depression, Audiofemme, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, and more. Learn more at her LEARN MORE

Benjamin Hunter *

Sunday, May 30 - 2:45pm

Benjamin is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, community activist, social entrepreneur, and educator. Benjamin’s work explores the intersections of music & art, community, policy, and culture. ​In 2016, his America roots duo with Joe Seamons took first place in the International Blues Competition. In 2018, Benjamin composed… LEARN MORE

Building from Here: Arts and Culture in the Pacific Northwest *

Sunday, May 30 - 2:45pm

Building from Here: Arts and Culture in the Pacific Northwest featuring Leigh Bezezekoff of Tractor Tavern, King Khazm of 206 Zulu, and Benjamin Hunter from The Black and Tan Hall. Moderator by Alexa Peters.   LEARN MORE

Eduardo Mendonça *

Saturday, May 29 - 2:30pm

Eduardo Mendonça has played, composed, and directed various genres of Brazilian popular music in the US, Canada, Nepal and Brazil since 1974. A native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Eduardo has shared international stages with legendary Brazilian musicians Geraldo Azevedo, Alcione, and Jorge Ben Jor. Mendonça was opening act for renowned musicians such… LEARN MORE

Face the Music: Confronting Racism With Living Legacies, Part 2 *

Monday, May 31 - 4:10pm

Northwest Folklife and The Rhapsody Project are proud to present a virtual two-part discussion about how music, traditions, heritage, and artistic lineage have lent our community strength and insight for confronting social and racial injustice. Hosted by Joe Seamons and featuring Briar, Roger Fernandez, Lady A, Fern Naomi Renville, Mariah… LEARN MORE

Fern Renville *

Monday, May 31 - 3:55pm

Fern Renville is a theatre director, storyteller, teaching artist, and enrolled citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, an eastern Dakota band of the Oceti Sakowin (the seven council fires of the great Sioux Nation), which recognizes our land base in accordance with the 1805, 1851, 1858, 1865, and 1868 Sioux treaties with the U.S. government. A long-time… LEARN MORE

Francisca Garcia *

Saturday, May 29 - 2:30pm

Francisca Garcia is the founder of Machtia, Mexican Cultural Consultant, Folklorist, Culture and Tradition Bearer. Curator, Artist, Teacher, Lecturer. Her work has been seen in Centro de la Raza, Sea Mar Museum, Northwest Folklife, Mexican Consulate of Seattle, Rainier Art Center, eSe Theater, Act Theater, Dance This with Joyas Mexican Youth Dance… LEARN MORE

Joe Seamons *

Monday, May 31 - 3:55pm

Joe Seamons is a musician and educator based in the Pacific Northwest and dedicated to helping people connect with their heritage through music and storytelling. As director of The Rhapsody Project, he works with youth in Seattle to explore the influence of… LEARN MORE