Ring in the holiday season online at Our Big Neighborhood at Seattle Center Winterfest, a collection of some of our favorite performances from past virtual Northwest Folklife events of 2020! Videos will be available starting on November 27 at 10 a.m.. Watch them online at the Seattle Center Winterfest website.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Dunava Balkan Women’s Choir
Dunava (“the Danube”) is Seattle’s premier Balkan women’s choir, made up of singers with a passion for intricate harmonies, and approaching each song, whether lament or celebration, with authenticity and respect.
Seattle natives Henry, Hank, and Diego began playing music as soon as they could get their hands on instruments. Now moving into their teens, Hank is first a classical violinist, Henry a jazz pianist, and Diego a jazz clarinetist. As The Geoducks, they find common ground in a mix of upbeat old-time, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, and a smattering of other genres. They all contribute vocals, Hank plays fiddle and mandolin, Henry piano, mandolin and drums, and Diego clarinet. The Geoducks draw crowds of old and young alike at Folklife, farmers markets, and neighborhood festivals.
Cooking Tortillas with Francisca Garcia of Machtia
Francisca is the founder of Machtia, Mexican Cultural Consultant. She’s a 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, and Rainier Art Center.