Arts and Literature
From Oregon Humanities (by Intisar Abioto) – An excerpt from Intisar Abioto’s “Black Mark, Black Legend”, a piece that led to her curation of “Black Artists of Oregon”, exhibiting at the Portland Art Museum through March 2024.
From the International Examiner (by Bunthay Cheam) – ‘Cambodian Rock Band’, the musical by Lauren Yee, marks a new level of recognition and representation for the Khmer community. Playing through November 5th at ACT Theatre!
From The Native American Media Alliance – 12 Native American writers received grants to support their careers and future projects. Learn more about them and their work!
From Crosscut (by Sarah Hall) – In the Yakima Valley, master weaver Bessie Bill weaves wa’paas to build community and preserve a tribal tradition.
From South Seattle Emerald (by Patheresa Wells) – Seattle’s first-ever Afrobeats music festival will be held Saturday, July 29 at Seattle Center!
From KNKX Radio (by Robin Lloyd) – Conventional music education often lacks the cultural references that can help students connect to their roots.