Update on Folklife’s Partnership with the Somali Youth & Family Club, with a Video by Doug Plummer

Congratulations to the Somali Youth & Family Club for producing an amazing first showcase this past Saturday at the Creston Point Apartments in Renton!

This summer, Northwest Folklife partnered with Somali communities in King County for a special project funded by the Washington State Arts Commission. With the help of the Community Arts Engagement Mentorship Project (CAEMP)  Northwest Folklife worked with the Somali Youth & Family Club to produce two community performances of the traditional and emerging arts of Somali culture. Last Saturday night’s premier has us all on our toes for the next performance.

Please join us for the second showcase of this exciting new partnership, on November 3rd at the Carco Theatre in Renton, which will feature a theatre presentation with music and dance of the Somali culture. Subscribe to this blog or check back often for more details as the date nears!

Many thanks to filmmaker Doug Plummer for helping us document the occasion:

Somali Showcase at Creston Pt. from Doug Plummer on Vimeo.