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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

May 19–22 [In-Person] / May 19–29 [Online]

This festival of contemporary Brazilian films gives marginalized voices the mic in discussions of race, sexuality, and governance. The 2022 fest runs May 19–22 in personMay 19–29 online, with short films about the ebbs and flows of life, identity, and belonging and fierce features from a metacinematic kidnapping drama to an enduring saga of Indigenous Brazilians’ fight for land rights.

Curated by Emanuella Rodrigues de Moraes, Livia Lima, andCalac Nogueira, with support from Professor Jonathan Warren, Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies. 2022 festival graphic design is by Lucas Franco Colusso.

 

Festival Passes:

IN-PERSON-ONLY or VIRTUAL-ONLY FESTIVAL PASSES

  • $30 NWFF Members
  • $45–75 General; priced on a sliding scale

HYBRID FESTIVAL PASS (both in-person and virtual)

  • $40 NWFF Members
  • $55–85 General; priced on a sliding scale

NWFF offers a limited number of free festival passes for BIPOCLGBTQ+disabled, and/or low-income patrons who would not be able to attend due to financial reasons. Read more and reserve your pass (by May 9, please!) here >

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Northwest Folklife
Seattle, WA

 

The 51st Annual Northwest Folklife Festival takes place in person at the Seattle Center and virtually right here, on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022

Vaccines will be required for all participants at the Festival! Click below to read through our COVID safety plan and guidelines

Northwest Folklife’s 2022 Cultural Focus, Metamorphosis: In with the Old, In with the New, celebrates people’s natural propensity for change. This pandemic has proven to be one of those unique moments in our time; a turning point where we can point our compass true north, see the writing on the wall, and meet the challenges ahead.

A once-in-a-lifetime challenge offers us the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime solution. It is in moments like these when emerging ideas, movements, and practices can become new conventions; when new thoughts branch from older ones, connecting us to our past, and propelling us to our future; where changing perspectives can be fostered, not feared, or ignored. In with the old, and in with the new!

​​This year’s cultural focus looks to our present, the urgency of now, and how that paves paths for our future. How do we translate the legacies and traditions of our fore-bearers and reflect them in our current selves, with our current identities, and our current conditions? How do we prepare and propel our current selves for the future we want to see? How is this unbroken circle reflected in the common good that exists in all cultures?

This year’s approach to our annual poster design is going to emulate our cultural focus in a few ways. Metamorphosis is the process that a caterpillar goes through to become a moth or a butterfly. There is inevitability in that change; there is growth in that change; there is spontaneity in that change; and, there is transformation in that change.

We have invited 4 artists to collaborate on this design process, which will be split up into respective phases. Each artist will contribute a layer, each layer building on the previous artist’s contribution. Like a relay race, not only will each artist be responsible for their own leg of the race, but the interim moments of passing the baton, and that exchange of ideas between each artist’s transition, will equally influence the direction of the art.

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

May 19–22 [In-Person] / May 19–29 [Online]

This festival of contemporary Brazilian films gives marginalized voices the mic in discussions of race, sexuality, and governance. The 2022 fest runs May 19–22 in personMay 19–29 online, with short films about the ebbs and flows of life, identity, and belonging and fierce features from a metacinematic kidnapping drama to an enduring saga of Indigenous Brazilians’ fight for land rights.

Curated by Emanuella Rodrigues de Moraes, Livia Lima, andCalac Nogueira, with support from Professor Jonathan Warren, Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies. 2022 festival graphic design is by Lucas Franco Colusso.

 

Festival Passes:

IN-PERSON-ONLY or VIRTUAL-ONLY FESTIVAL PASSES

  • $30 NWFF Members
  • $45–75 General; priced on a sliding scale

HYBRID FESTIVAL PASS (both in-person and virtual)

  • $40 NWFF Members
  • $55–85 General; priced on a sliding scale

NWFF offers a limited number of free festival passes for BIPOCLGBTQ+disabled, and/or low-income patrons who would not be able to attend due to financial reasons. Read more and reserve your pass (by May 9, please!) here >

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Northwest Folklife
Seattle, WA

 

The 51st Annual Northwest Folklife Festival takes place in person at the Seattle Center and virtually right here, on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022

Vaccines will be required for all participants at the Festival! Click below to read through our COVID safety plan and guidelines

Northwest Folklife’s 2022 Cultural Focus, Metamorphosis: In with the Old, In with the New, celebrates people’s natural propensity for change. This pandemic has proven to be one of those unique moments in our time; a turning point where we can point our compass true north, see the writing on the wall, and meet the challenges ahead.

A once-in-a-lifetime challenge offers us the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime solution. It is in moments like these when emerging ideas, movements, and practices can become new conventions; when new thoughts branch from older ones, connecting us to our past, and propelling us to our future; where changing perspectives can be fostered, not feared, or ignored. In with the old, and in with the new!

​​This year’s cultural focus looks to our present, the urgency of now, and how that paves paths for our future. How do we translate the legacies and traditions of our fore-bearers and reflect them in our current selves, with our current identities, and our current conditions? How do we prepare and propel our current selves for the future we want to see? How is this unbroken circle reflected in the common good that exists in all cultures?

This year’s approach to our annual poster design is going to emulate our cultural focus in a few ways. Metamorphosis is the process that a caterpillar goes through to become a moth or a butterfly. There is inevitability in that change; there is growth in that change; there is spontaneity in that change; and, there is transformation in that change.

We have invited 4 artists to collaborate on this design process, which will be split up into respective phases. Each artist will contribute a layer, each layer building on the previous artist’s contribution. Like a relay race, not only will each artist be responsible for their own leg of the race, but the interim moments of passing the baton, and that exchange of ideas between each artist’s transition, will equally influence the direction of the art.

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

May 19–22 [In-Person] / May 19–29 [Online]

This festival of contemporary Brazilian films gives marginalized voices the mic in discussions of race, sexuality, and governance. The 2022 fest runs May 19–22 in personMay 19–29 online, with short films about the ebbs and flows of life, identity, and belonging and fierce features from a metacinematic kidnapping drama to an enduring saga of Indigenous Brazilians’ fight for land rights.

Curated by Emanuella Rodrigues de Moraes, Livia Lima, andCalac Nogueira, with support from Professor Jonathan Warren, Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies. 2022 festival graphic design is by Lucas Franco Colusso.

 

Festival Passes:

IN-PERSON-ONLY or VIRTUAL-ONLY FESTIVAL PASSES

  • $30 NWFF Members
  • $45–75 General; priced on a sliding scale

HYBRID FESTIVAL PASS (both in-person and virtual)

  • $40 NWFF Members
  • $55–85 General; priced on a sliding scale

NWFF offers a limited number of free festival passes for BIPOCLGBTQ+disabled, and/or low-income patrons who would not be able to attend due to financial reasons. Read more and reserve your pass (by May 9, please!) here >

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Northwest Folklife
Seattle, WA

 

The 51st Annual Northwest Folklife Festival takes place in person at the Seattle Center and virtually right here, on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022

Vaccines will be required for all participants at the Festival! Click below to read through our COVID safety plan and guidelines

Northwest Folklife’s 2022 Cultural Focus, Metamorphosis: In with the Old, In with the New, celebrates people’s natural propensity for change. This pandemic has proven to be one of those unique moments in our time; a turning point where we can point our compass true north, see the writing on the wall, and meet the challenges ahead.

A once-in-a-lifetime challenge offers us the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime solution. It is in moments like these when emerging ideas, movements, and practices can become new conventions; when new thoughts branch from older ones, connecting us to our past, and propelling us to our future; where changing perspectives can be fostered, not feared, or ignored. In with the old, and in with the new!

​​This year’s cultural focus looks to our present, the urgency of now, and how that paves paths for our future. How do we translate the legacies and traditions of our fore-bearers and reflect them in our current selves, with our current identities, and our current conditions? How do we prepare and propel our current selves for the future we want to see? How is this unbroken circle reflected in the common good that exists in all cultures?

This year’s approach to our annual poster design is going to emulate our cultural focus in a few ways. Metamorphosis is the process that a caterpillar goes through to become a moth or a butterfly. There is inevitability in that change; there is growth in that change; there is spontaneity in that change; and, there is transformation in that change.

We have invited 4 artists to collaborate on this design process, which will be split up into respective phases. Each artist will contribute a layer, each layer building on the previous artist’s contribution. Like a relay race, not only will each artist be responsible for their own leg of the race, but the interim moments of passing the baton, and that exchange of ideas between each artist’s transition, will equally influence the direction of the art.

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Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA

May 19–22 [In-Person] / May 19–29 [Online]

This festival of contemporary Brazilian films gives marginalized voices the mic in discussions of race, sexuality, and governance. The 2022 fest runs May 19–22 in personMay 19–29 online, with short films about the ebbs and flows of life, identity, and belonging and fierce features from a metacinematic kidnapping drama to an enduring saga of Indigenous Brazilians’ fight for land rights.

Curated by Emanuella Rodrigues de Moraes, Livia Lima, andCalac Nogueira, with support from Professor Jonathan Warren, Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies. 2022 festival graphic design is by Lucas Franco Colusso.

 

Festival Passes:

IN-PERSON-ONLY or VIRTUAL-ONLY FESTIVAL PASSES

  • $30 NWFF Members
  • $45–75 General; priced on a sliding scale

HYBRID FESTIVAL PASS (both in-person and virtual)

  • $40 NWFF Members
  • $55–85 General; priced on a sliding scale

NWFF offers a limited number of free festival passes for BIPOCLGBTQ+disabled, and/or low-income patrons who would not be able to attend due to financial reasons. Read more and reserve your pass (by May 9, please!) here >

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Northwest Folklife
Seattle, WA

 

The 51st Annual Northwest Folklife Festival takes place in person at the Seattle Center and virtually right here, on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2022

Vaccines will be required for all participants at the Festival! Click below to read through our COVID safety plan and guidelines

Northwest Folklife’s 2022 Cultural Focus, Metamorphosis: In with the Old, In with the New, celebrates people’s natural propensity for change. This pandemic has proven to be one of those unique moments in our time; a turning point where we can point our compass true north, see the writing on the wall, and meet the challenges ahead.

A once-in-a-lifetime challenge offers us the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime solution. It is in moments like these when emerging ideas, movements, and practices can become new conventions; when new thoughts branch from older ones, connecting us to our past, and propelling us to our future; where changing perspectives can be fostered, not feared, or ignored. In with the old, and in with the new!

​​This year’s cultural focus looks to our present, the urgency of now, and how that paves paths for our future. How do we translate the legacies and traditions of our fore-bearers and reflect them in our current selves, with our current identities, and our current conditions? How do we prepare and propel our current selves for the future we want to see? How is this unbroken circle reflected in the common good that exists in all cultures?

This year’s approach to our annual poster design is going to emulate our cultural focus in a few ways. Metamorphosis is the process that a caterpillar goes through to become a moth or a butterfly. There is inevitability in that change; there is growth in that change; there is spontaneity in that change; and, there is transformation in that change.

We have invited 4 artists to collaborate on this design process, which will be split up into respective phases. Each artist will contribute a layer, each layer building on the previous artist’s contribution. Like a relay race, not only will each artist be responsible for their own leg of the race, but the interim moments of passing the baton, and that exchange of ideas between each artist’s transition, will equally influence the direction of the art.

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Arts Corps
Seattle, WA

Art & Sol, will be happening on June 4th, 12pm-4pm at the Bethaday Community Learning Space.

Join us to  celebrate the power of youth creativity, development, and community at TAF Bethany community Learning Space. There will be performances, an art show, and art activities for the whole family. Lunch will be provided.

 

This event is available on their instagram

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Seattle Center Festál
Seattle, WA

The Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington (FCHSW) proudly presents Pagdiriwang, commemorating the anniversary of Philippine Independence. Held on the first or second week of June at the Seattle Center since 1987, the event has grown into the largest festival of Filipino arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest.

This celebration is a part of Seattle Center Festál, a series of cultural programs sponsored by the City of Seattle. Pagdiriwang provides a venue for Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike to learn about the culture. It is an ideal setting for presenting art, craft, song, dance, music, history, literature, and culture to promote better understanding of the Filipino cultural heritage.
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Seattle Center Festál
Seattle, WA

The Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington (FCHSW) proudly presents Pagdiriwang, commemorating the anniversary of Philippine Independence. Held on the first or second week of June at the Seattle Center since 1987, the event has grown into the largest festival of Filipino arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest.

This celebration is a part of Seattle Center Festál, a series of cultural programs sponsored by the City of Seattle. Pagdiriwang provides a venue for Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike to learn about the culture. It is an ideal setting for presenting art, craft, song, dance, music, history, literature, and culture to promote better understanding of the Filipino cultural heritage.
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Nordic Northwest
Portland , OR

Decorate the Maypole and make flower wreaths, indulge in Nordic summer delicacies, play games on the lawn, and enjoy – this is Midsummer!

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Seattle Center Festál
Seattle, WA

The board of Festival Sundiata would like to invite you to join with us in supporting Festival Sundiata presents “Black Arts Fest ′: This will be a wonderful family event held at Seattle Center . The festival celebrates the arts and educates the community about people of African descent who form a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. The festival will encompass, music, spoken word, food, vendors, information, employment opportunities an incredible art exhibition and sale, drill team exhibition, and much, much, more. Millions of people have been touched by the Festival Sundiata experience and come back annually. The free programs will be even more entertaining, with great production value and classic performances. Most importantly, Festival Sundiata creates an opportunity to bring families and diverse communities together in unprecedented ways.

The Ultimate Art Experience is a glimpse into the talent, imagination, experiences and artistic world of African American artists. This is an opportunity for our visitors to experience these creations up close and personal. Friday night during the weekend of Festival Sundiata Black Arts Fest there will be a reception where the opportunity to meet the artists and hear their stories will be afforded to all. Festival Sundiata has a tradition of presenting breathtaking art and this year will be no different as we carry-on the tradition. One of the advantages of Festival Sundiata’s Ultimate Art Experience is the art will be available for purchase. There are many components to Festival Sundiata and the campus of Seattle Center spans many acres, however the Ultimate Art Experience is a not to be missed component, make sure you take in the Ultimate Art Experience. Our Art Curator is Ms. Kimberly Ann Phillips

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Seattle Center Festál
Seattle, WA

The board of Festival Sundiata would like to invite you to join with us in supporting Festival Sundiata presents “Black Arts Fest ′: This will be a wonderful family event held at Seattle Center . The festival celebrates the arts and educates the community about people of African descent who form a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. The festival will encompass, music, spoken word, food, vendors, information, employment opportunities an incredible art exhibition and sale, drill team exhibition, and much, much, more. Millions of people have been touched by the Festival Sundiata experience and come back annually. The free programs will be even more entertaining, with great production value and classic performances. Most importantly, Festival Sundiata creates an opportunity to bring families and diverse communities together in unprecedented ways.

The Ultimate Art Experience is a glimpse into the talent, imagination, experiences and artistic world of African American artists. This is an opportunity for our visitors to experience these creations up close and personal. Friday night during the weekend of Festival Sundiata Black Arts Fest there will be a reception where the opportunity to meet the artists and hear their stories will be afforded to all. Festival Sundiata has a tradition of presenting breathtaking art and this year will be no different as we carry-on the tradition. One of the advantages of Festival Sundiata’s Ultimate Art Experience is the art will be available for purchase. There are many components to Festival Sundiata and the campus of Seattle Center spans many acres, however the Ultimate Art Experience is a not to be missed component, make sure you take in the Ultimate Art Experience. Our Art Curator is Ms. Kimberly Ann Phillips

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Seattle Center Festál
Seattle, WA

The board of Festival Sundiata would like to invite you to join with us in supporting Festival Sundiata presents “Black Arts Fest ′: This will be a wonderful family event held at Seattle Center . The festival celebrates the arts and educates the community about people of African descent who form a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. The festival will encompass, music, spoken word, food, vendors, information, employment opportunities an incredible art exhibition and sale, drill team exhibition, and much, much, more. Millions of people have been touched by the Festival Sundiata experience and come back annually. The free programs will be even more entertaining, with great production value and classic performances. Most importantly, Festival Sundiata creates an opportunity to bring families and diverse communities together in unprecedented ways.

The Ultimate Art Experience is a glimpse into the talent, imagination, experiences and artistic world of African American artists. This is an opportunity for our visitors to experience these creations up close and personal. Friday night during the weekend of Festival Sundiata Black Arts Fest there will be a reception where the opportunity to meet the artists and hear their stories will be afforded to all. Festival Sundiata has a tradition of presenting breathtaking art and this year will be no different as we carry-on the tradition. One of the advantages of Festival Sundiata’s Ultimate Art Experience is the art will be available for purchase. There are many components to Festival Sundiata and the campus of Seattle Center spans many acres, however the Ultimate Art Experience is a not to be missed component, make sure you take in the Ultimate Art Experience. Our Art Curator is Ms. Kimberly Ann Phillips

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Seattle Sacred Music & Art (SAMA)
Seattle, WA

Formed at school in Dublin’s late 1980’s, Kíla are heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique sound has been ever evolving, rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from all around the world. Often defined as contemporary Irish World music, Kíla fuse the effects of their own melodies and Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as whistles, fiddles, Uilleann pipes, bones and bodhrán with djembe, congas, drums, mandolins, brass and acoustic/electric/ bass guitars. Kíla’s eight members come from the differing musical backgrounds of  traditional, classical and rock. The result is a fresh blend of freewheeling instrumentals, furious jigs, and primal rhythms that transcend the traditional boundaries of Irish music. Bristling with passion and energy their 19th album “Alive Beo” (3rd live album) is set for official release St Patrick’s Day, March 17th.

Kíla are widely renowned for their live energetic performances and have played in over 30 countries in North America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe, notable festivals include The Montreux Jazz festival, WOMAD worldwide, the Sziget festival and closer to home Glastonbury and the Electric Picnic. Last year the band closed the Cambridge folk Festival on their main stage. Kíla have also had the privilege of playing the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics, Dublin and Possibilities, the event that welcomed the Dalai Lama to Ireland.

Kíla have worked extensively in TV and film. Their music has been placed in  many documentaries on RTÉ, TG4 and most recently in several BBC2 Timewatch documentaries. Their most notable involvement in film is their collaboration with French composer Bruno Coulais on the soundtracks for Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated and Annie winning animations ‘The Secret of Kells’ and ‘The Song of the Sea’.  Kíla were also nominated for an Emmy in 2015 for their soundtrack to the film “Ireland’s Wild River” which had the enviable title of being “The best wildlife film in the world of the past two years”.

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ABOUT FÈIS SEATTLE

Embrace a living tradition! We bring together a thriving community of Scottish Gaelic language, music, and culture with tradition bearers from Scotland and Cape Breton. Evening cèilidhs, walks on the beach, waulking the tweed, visiting with old friends, and making new ones… It’s the Highland way!

Whether you’re interested in fiddle, harp, whistle, guitar, Gaelic song or language, we have something for everyone.


Covid-19 Requirements as of Sunday, March 13, 2022:

We have been closely monitoring the current situation and rapidly changing requirements. We will be following CDC and State requirements to use best practices to keep our presenters and attendees safe during the Fèis. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from attendees. Documentation should be emailed to feis@slighe.org. If you have a medical exemption, we ask that you provide a copy of the exemption as well as a negative test result taken 24 hours prior to checking in at the Fèis. Anyone may wear a mask at the Fèis if they choose! We will update our requirements as we get nearer to the end of June.


AREAS OF STUDY

Gaelic LanguageIf you have never studied Gaelic before or have had minimal exposure to the language, sign up as a Beginner. If you have some Gaelic but have trouble getting past “Hi, how are you?” then the Emerging level is a good choice. Try Advanced if you can carry on short conversations in Gaelic, or Immersion for the total Gaelic experience with limited English.

Language Tutors:
Sophie Stephenson – Level 1
Margaret Nicolson – Level 2
Angela MacDonald – Level 3
Catriona Parsons – Immersion

Gaelic SongStudy a broad range of songs in this class. Singing is such an important part of Gaelic culture that in addition to being offered as a major subject, there will be ample opportunity for all participants to learn and sing together. Come learn some of the most beautiful melodies in the world.

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ABOUT FÈIS SEATTLE

Embrace a living tradition! We bring together a thriving community of Scottish Gaelic language, music, and culture with tradition bearers from Scotland and Cape Breton. Evening cèilidhs, walks on the beach, waulking the tweed, visiting with old friends, and making new ones… It’s the Highland way!

Whether you’re interested in fiddle, harp, whistle, guitar, Gaelic song or language, we have something for everyone.


Covid-19 Requirements as of Sunday, March 13, 2022:

We have been closely monitoring the current situation and rapidly changing requirements. We will be following CDC and State requirements to use best practices to keep our presenters and attendees safe during the Fèis. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from attendees. Documentation should be emailed to feis@slighe.org. If you have a medical exemption, we ask that you provide a copy of the exemption as well as a negative test result taken 24 hours prior to checking in at the Fèis. Anyone may wear a mask at the Fèis if they choose! We will update our requirements as we get nearer to the end of June.


AREAS OF STUDY

Gaelic LanguageIf you have never studied Gaelic before or have had minimal exposure to the language, sign up as a Beginner. If you have some Gaelic but have trouble getting past “Hi, how are you?” then the Emerging level is a good choice. Try Advanced if you can carry on short conversations in Gaelic, or Immersion for the total Gaelic experience with limited English.

Language Tutors:
Sophie Stephenson – Level 1
Margaret Nicolson – Level 2
Angela MacDonald – Level 3
Catriona Parsons – Immersion

Gaelic SongStudy a broad range of songs in this class. Singing is such an important part of Gaelic culture that in addition to being offered as a major subject, there will be ample opportunity for all participants to learn and sing together. Come learn some of the most beautiful melodies in the world.

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ABOUT FÈIS SEATTLE

Embrace a living tradition! We bring together a thriving community of Scottish Gaelic language, music, and culture with tradition bearers from Scotland and Cape Breton. Evening cèilidhs, walks on the beach, waulking the tweed, visiting with old friends, and making new ones… It’s the Highland way!

Whether you’re interested in fiddle, harp, whistle, guitar, Gaelic song or language, we have something for everyone.


Covid-19 Requirements as of Sunday, March 13, 2022:

We have been closely monitoring the current situation and rapidly changing requirements. We will be following CDC and State requirements to use best practices to keep our presenters and attendees safe during the Fèis. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from attendees. Documentation should be emailed to feis@slighe.org. If you have a medical exemption, we ask that you provide a copy of the exemption as well as a negative test result taken 24 hours prior to checking in at the Fèis. Anyone may wear a mask at the Fèis if they choose! We will update our requirements as we get nearer to the end of June.


AREAS OF STUDY

Gaelic LanguageIf you have never studied Gaelic before or have had minimal exposure to the language, sign up as a Beginner. If you have some Gaelic but have trouble getting past “Hi, how are you?” then the Emerging level is a good choice. Try Advanced if you can carry on short conversations in Gaelic, or Immersion for the total Gaelic experience with limited English.

Language Tutors:
Sophie Stephenson – Level 1
Margaret Nicolson – Level 2
Angela MacDonald – Level 3
Catriona Parsons – Immersion

Gaelic SongStudy a broad range of songs in this class. Singing is such an important part of Gaelic culture that in addition to being offered as a major subject, there will be ample opportunity for all participants to learn and sing together. Come learn some of the most beautiful melodies in the world.

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ABOUT FÈIS SEATTLE

Embrace a living tradition! We bring together a thriving community of Scottish Gaelic language, music, and culture with tradition bearers from Scotland and Cape Breton. Evening cèilidhs, walks on the beach, waulking the tweed, visiting with old friends, and making new ones… It’s the Highland way!

Whether you’re interested in fiddle, harp, whistle, guitar, Gaelic song or language, we have something for everyone.


Covid-19 Requirements as of Sunday, March 13, 2022:

We have been closely monitoring the current situation and rapidly changing requirements. We will be following CDC and State requirements to use best practices to keep our presenters and attendees safe during the Fèis. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from attendees. Documentation should be emailed to feis@slighe.org. If you have a medical exemption, we ask that you provide a copy of the exemption as well as a negative test result taken 24 hours prior to checking in at the Fèis. Anyone may wear a mask at the Fèis if they choose! We will update our requirements as we get nearer to the end of June.


AREAS OF STUDY

Gaelic LanguageIf you have never studied Gaelic before or have had minimal exposure to the language, sign up as a Beginner. If you have some Gaelic but have trouble getting past “Hi, how are you?” then the Emerging level is a good choice. Try Advanced if you can carry on short conversations in Gaelic, or Immersion for the total Gaelic experience with limited English.

Language Tutors:
Sophie Stephenson – Level 1
Margaret Nicolson – Level 2
Angela MacDonald – Level 3
Catriona Parsons – Immersion

Gaelic SongStudy a broad range of songs in this class. Singing is such an important part of Gaelic culture that in addition to being offered as a major subject, there will be ample opportunity for all participants to learn and sing together. Come learn some of the most beautiful melodies in the world.

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Seattle Center Festál
virtual

Seattle Center Festál presents Seattle Iranian Festival in partnership with Iranian American Community Alliance (IACA). The festival brings together Iranians, Iranian-Americans, non-Iranians in celebration of the culture with poetry, music, food, tea, comedy, and more.

This event is free and open to the public.

HISTORY

2006 was the first year the active members of the Iranian community joined hand-in-hand with the board members of the Iranian American Community Alliance (IACA) to organize an event that has now become the annual Seattle Iranian Festival. IACA, as an organization, came from a vision the founder, Ali Ghambari had for the future of the Iranian generation here in the greater Seattle area. As parents, they already knew their roots and maintained their heritage through their household and upbringing of their children, but what about the generation of their grandchildren? That is when Ali and a selected group of Iranians formed the IACA organization to not only bridge the gap between the Iranian and the American communities, but to create an established organization for the existing community and the next generations. IACA has remained a well-established grassroots organization dedicated to organizing its largest event of the year, Seattle Iranian Festival, while supporting other organizations and events.

The Iranian American Community Alliance (IACA) is a Seattle-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit, community organization focused on cultural and educational programs, like Seattle Iranian Festival, and youth and leadership development through mentorship and service. It was founded in 2005.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Iranians were pioneer carpet weavers of the ancient world.
  • Prior to the 1930s, Iran was called Persia.
  • Persian (Farsi) is the official language of Iran. However, other languages are spoken throughout the country, including Turkic, Kurdish, Gilaki, and Arabic.
  • Iran is one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations, with settlements back to 4000 B.C.
  • Approximately 70% of Iran’s population is under the age of 30.
  • Iran is one of the world’s largest producers of caviar, pistachios, and saffron.
  • Iranians make up Iran (61%), followed by Azeri (16%), Kurd (10%), Lur (6%), Baloch (2%), Arab (2%), Turkmen and Turkic tribes (2%), and other (1%).
  • The most popular sport in Iran is soccer. The national team also known as Team Melli, has won the Asian Cup three times and played in three World Cup Final competitions.
  • Polo was played in Iran as early as the 6th Century B.C., mainly as training for the cavalry.
  • Gardens permeate Iranian culture & history.
  • Iran is the most populous country in the Middle East at about 82 million people and practice different faiths, despite Iran’s Islamic Republic government practices and misconceptions all Iranians are conservative Muslims. Christians, Jews, Muslims, Zoroastrians and Bahai’s all live in Iran.
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ABOUT FÈIS SEATTLE

Embrace a living tradition! We bring together a thriving community of Scottish Gaelic language, music, and culture with tradition bearers from Scotland and Cape Breton. Evening cèilidhs, walks on the beach, waulking the tweed, visiting with old friends, and making new ones… It’s the Highland way!

Whether you’re interested in fiddle, harp, whistle, guitar, Gaelic song or language, we have something for everyone.


Covid-19 Requirements as of Sunday, March 13, 2022:

We have been closely monitoring the current situation and rapidly changing requirements. We will be following CDC and State requirements to use best practices to keep our presenters and attendees safe during the Fèis. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from attendees. Documentation should be emailed to feis@slighe.org. If you have a medical exemption, we ask that you provide a copy of the exemption as well as a negative test result taken 24 hours prior to checking in at the Fèis. Anyone may wear a mask at the Fèis if they choose! We will update our requirements as we get nearer to the end of June.


AREAS OF STUDY

Gaelic LanguageIf you have never studied Gaelic before or have had minimal exposure to the language, sign up as a Beginner. If you have some Gaelic but have trouble getting past “Hi, how are you?” then the Emerging level is a good choice. Try Advanced if you can carry on short conversations in Gaelic, or Immersion for the total Gaelic experience with limited English.

Language Tutors:
Sophie Stephenson – Level 1
Margaret Nicolson – Level 2
Angela MacDonald – Level 3
Catriona Parsons – Immersion

Gaelic SongStudy a broad range of songs in this class. Singing is such an important part of Gaelic culture that in addition to being offered as a major subject, there will be ample opportunity for all participants to learn and sing together. Come learn some of the most beautiful melodies in the world.

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ABOUT FÈIS SEATTLE

Embrace a living tradition! We bring together a thriving community of Scottish Gaelic language, music, and culture with tradition bearers from Scotland and Cape Breton. Evening cèilidhs, walks on the beach, waulking the tweed, visiting with old friends, and making new ones… It’s the Highland way!

Whether you’re interested in fiddle, harp, whistle, guitar, Gaelic song or language, we have something for everyone.


Covid-19 Requirements as of Sunday, March 13, 2022:

We have been closely monitoring the current situation and rapidly changing requirements. We will be following CDC and State requirements to use best practices to keep our presenters and attendees safe during the Fèis. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from attendees. Documentation should be emailed to feis@slighe.org. If you have a medical exemption, we ask that you provide a copy of the exemption as well as a negative test result taken 24 hours prior to checking in at the Fèis. Anyone may wear a mask at the Fèis if they choose! We will update our requirements as we get nearer to the end of June.


AREAS OF STUDY

Gaelic LanguageIf you have never studied Gaelic before or have had minimal exposure to the language, sign up as a Beginner. If you have some Gaelic but have trouble getting past “Hi, how are you?” then the Emerging level is a good choice. Try Advanced if you can carry on short conversations in Gaelic, or Immersion for the total Gaelic experience with limited English.

Language Tutors:
Sophie Stephenson – Level 1
Margaret Nicolson – Level 2
Angela MacDonald – Level 3
Catriona Parsons – Immersion

Gaelic SongStudy a broad range of songs in this class. Singing is such an important part of Gaelic culture that in addition to being offered as a major subject, there will be ample opportunity for all participants to learn and sing together. Come learn some of the most beautiful melodies in the world.

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University of Washington Language Learning Center
Seattle, WA

The Seattle Cuban Dance Fest is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing Cuban traditional dances. This year’s line-up includes some of the finest Cuban dance instructors in the West Coast.

Join us for three days of high intensity workshops with the instructors and live percussionists, performances, live Cuban bands, and social parties.

THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP INCLUDES SOME OF THE FINEST CUBAN DANCE INSTRUCTORS IN THE WEST COAST.

KATI HERNANDEZ

Kati brings to the USA her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition, and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive.

Kati will be joined with over 6 other instructors!

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University of Washington Language Learning Center
Seattle, WA

The Seattle Cuban Dance Fest is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing Cuban traditional dances. This year’s line-up includes some of the finest Cuban dance instructors in the West Coast.

Join us for three days of high intensity workshops with the instructors and live percussionists, performances, live Cuban bands, and social parties.

THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP INCLUDES SOME OF THE FINEST CUBAN DANCE INSTRUCTORS IN THE WEST COAST.

KATI HERNANDEZ

Kati brings to the USA her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition, and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive.

Kati will be joined with over 6 other instructors!

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University of Washington Language Learning Center
Seattle, WA

The Seattle Cuban Dance Fest is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing Cuban traditional dances. This year’s line-up includes some of the finest Cuban dance instructors in the West Coast.

Join us for three days of high intensity workshops with the instructors and live percussionists, performances, live Cuban bands, and social parties.

THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP INCLUDES SOME OF THE FINEST CUBAN DANCE INSTRUCTORS IN THE WEST COAST.

KATI HERNANDEZ

Kati brings to the USA her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition, and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive.

Kati will be joined with over 6 other instructors!

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University of Washington Language Learning Center
Seattle, WA

The Seattle Cuban Dance Fest is the first and only festival dedicated to showcasing Cuban traditional dances. This year’s line-up includes some of the finest Cuban dance instructors in the West Coast.

Join us for three days of high intensity workshops with the instructors and live percussionists, performances, live Cuban bands, and social parties.

THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP INCLUDES SOME OF THE FINEST CUBAN DANCE INSTRUCTORS IN THE WEST COAST.

KATI HERNANDEZ

Kati brings to the USA her humble, yet explosive and uplifting energy. Kati’s knowledge of dance and choreography reveals her intricate and versatile style, making her a highly sought-after performer, nationally and internationally. A native of Cuba, Kati grew up surrounded by the sounds of the drum and the Afro-Cuban tradition. Her dance studies included folkloric, popular, modern, ballet, choreography, composition, and staging. Her earlier performances include the Havana International Jazz Festival with Cuban stars such as Bobby Carcases and Chucho Valdez and the Bienal Internacional de la Habana with Afro-Cuban music and performance icon Mercedita Valdez and visual artist Manuel Mendive.

Kati will be joined with over 6 other instructors!

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Polish Festival Seattle
virtual

Polish Festival Seattle released our “Dressed for Celebration” 2021 video on July 10. You can watch it again on our YouTube channel or Facebook page.

2021 T-shirts are still available too! Scroll down to purchase.

This Event is Virtual

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United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF)
Seattle, WA

Save the date: we are coming back in 2022! Although we had to put our 2020 and 2021 Seafair Indian Days Powwow on hold, we are excited to come together with you once again for the 2022 Powwow, which will be held July 15th-17th, 2022 at Daybreak Star.

Friday, July 15th: 4pm-10pm
Saturday, July 16th: 10am-10pm
Sunday, July 17th: 10am-8pm

Vendors: vendors@unitedindians.org
Volunteers: volunteers@unitedindians.org
Specials: info@unitedindians.org

United Indians’ Seafair Indian Days Powwow is held annually on the third weekend in July, in conjunction with Seattle Seafair, at our Powwow Grounds adjacent to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Attendance over the 3-day event ranges from 7,000-10,000, including visitors, dancers, musicians, vendors and tourists.

This proud tradition brings Native Americans of all tribes and cultures together to celebrate. UIATF has held the 3 day long celebration in conjunction with Seafair for the past 30 years.

The Powwow showcases traditional Indian cooking, jewelry-making, music, and especially dancing. Throughout the day, tribes from the United States and Canada dance in full tribal regalia.

All are welcome, Native and non-Native alike! If this is your first time attending a Powwow, we invite you to look at our FAQ page for information and best practices.

Each year, a Powwow Princess is chosen from applicants around the region. Learn about our 2018-19 Powwow Princess here!

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United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF)
Seattle, WA

Save the date: we are coming back in 2022! Although we had to put our 2020 and 2021 Seafair Indian Days Powwow on hold, we are excited to come together with you once again for the 2022 Powwow, which will be held July 15th-17th, 2022 at Daybreak Star.

Friday, July 15th: 4pm-10pm
Saturday, July 16th: 10am-10pm
Sunday, July 17th: 10am-8pm

Vendors: vendors@unitedindians.org
Volunteers: volunteers@unitedindians.org
Specials: info@unitedindians.org

United Indians’ Seafair Indian Days Powwow is held annually on the third weekend in July, in conjunction with Seattle Seafair, at our Powwow Grounds adjacent to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Attendance over the 3-day event ranges from 7,000-10,000, including visitors, dancers, musicians, vendors and tourists.

This proud tradition brings Native Americans of all tribes and cultures together to celebrate. UIATF has held the 3 day long celebration in conjunction with Seafair for the past 30 years.

The Powwow showcases traditional Indian cooking, jewelry-making, music, and especially dancing. Throughout the day, tribes from the United States and Canada dance in full tribal regalia.

All are welcome, Native and non-Native alike! If this is your first time attending a Powwow, we invite you to look at our FAQ page for information and best practices.

Each year, a Powwow Princess is chosen from applicants around the region. Learn about our 2018-19 Powwow Princess here!

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Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
Virtual

This event will be available online.

Live Stream Link

www.youtube.com/SeattleBonOdori

Facebook/Instgram/Twitter

@SeattleBonOdori

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United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF)
Seattle, WA

Save the date: we are coming back in 2022! Although we had to put our 2020 and 2021 Seafair Indian Days Powwow on hold, we are excited to come together with you once again for the 2022 Powwow, which will be held July 15th-17th, 2022 at Daybreak Star.

Friday, July 15th: 4pm-10pm
Saturday, July 16th: 10am-10pm
Sunday, July 17th: 10am-8pm

Vendors: vendors@unitedindians.org
Volunteers: volunteers@unitedindians.org
Specials: info@unitedindians.org

United Indians’ Seafair Indian Days Powwow is held annually on the third weekend in July, in conjunction with Seattle Seafair, at our Powwow Grounds adjacent to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Attendance over the 3-day event ranges from 7,000-10,000, including visitors, dancers, musicians, vendors and tourists.

This proud tradition brings Native Americans of all tribes and cultures together to celebrate. UIATF has held the 3 day long celebration in conjunction with Seafair for the past 30 years.

The Powwow showcases traditional Indian cooking, jewelry-making, music, and especially dancing. Throughout the day, tribes from the United States and Canada dance in full tribal regalia.

All are welcome, Native and non-Native alike! If this is your first time attending a Powwow, we invite you to look at our FAQ page for information and best practices.

Each year, a Powwow Princess is chosen from applicants around the region. Learn about our 2018-19 Powwow Princess here!

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Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
Virtual

This event will be available online.

Live Stream Link

www.youtube.com/SeattleBonOdori

Facebook/Instgram/Twitter

@SeattleBonOdori

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Seattle Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Seattle, WA
The Live Aloha Mission:

The Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival serves to promote, perpetuate and share the Hawaiian culture in the Pacific Northwest by enriching and strengthening the Hawaiian community and celebrating the arts and culture of Hawai’i.

This family-oriented cultural event is a great opportunity for Washington residents to experience the culture of Hawai’i that is available to them right here in the Pacific Northwest. The Census Bureau estimates that there are 50,000 Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Washington State. Out of this number, 17,491 people migrated from Hawai’i to the Greater Seattle area from 1995-2000. As the population of Hawaiians grows in Washington, so does the number of generations born here away from their home and culture. The Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival is Washington State’s premier Hawaiian cultural showcase, a celebration of Hawaii’s music, dance and history intended to preserve and perpetuate the unique island traditions.

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Seattle Center Festál
Seattle, WA

Seattle Center Festál presents Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias in partnership with Sea Mar Community Health Centers.

Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias commemorates the independence of Latin American countries, many of which celebrate their national independence day in the month of September. It is a festival to celebrate history, while taking pride in the new generations of Latinos who now call the United States home.

Throughout the two-day event at Seattle Center, attendees can enjoy delicious traditional Latin American food and cooking demonstrations, live music, traditional folk dance performances, art exhibitions representing Latino culture, free health screenings, children’s activities and more.

This event is free and open to the public.

HISTORY

Sea Mar began hosting Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias over twenty years ago in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle. Sea Mar extended the celebration to Seattle Center when they joined Festál in 2010. Since then, the festival has been put on every year during one weekend in mid-September. On Saturday, Sea Mar hosts a parade and community festival in South Park, which has become a great tradition that many families look forward to year after year. On Saturday and Sunday, Sea Mar hosts a large festival at Seattle Center with a variety of fun activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy in celebration of Latino culture.

The festival is an important celebration for Sea Mar because its organization was founded by a group of Latino community leaders in 1978. This group sought to address the healthcare needs in western Washington, specifically among the Spanish-speaking communities. Sea Mar understands the barriers Latinos and other immigrant communities may face when navigating the healthcare system, pursuing a higher education, or simply trying to make a living. For this reason, Sea Mar goes beyond primary care and has established additional programs, services, and events like Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias to celebrate Latino cultural traditions.

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Seattle Center Festál
Seattle, WA

Seattle Center Festál presents Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias in partnership with Sea Mar Community Health Centers.

Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias commemorates the independence of Latin American countries, many of which celebrate their national independence day in the month of September. It is a festival to celebrate history, while taking pride in the new generations of Latinos who now call the United States home.

Throughout the two-day event at Seattle Center, attendees can enjoy delicious traditional Latin American food and cooking demonstrations, live music, traditional folk dance performances, art exhibitions representing Latino culture, free health screenings, children’s activities and more.

This event is free and open to the public.

HISTORY

Sea Mar began hosting Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias over twenty years ago in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle. Sea Mar extended the celebration to Seattle Center when they joined Festál in 2010. Since then, the festival has been put on every year during one weekend in mid-September. On Saturday, Sea Mar hosts a parade and community festival in South Park, which has become a great tradition that many families look forward to year after year. On Saturday and Sunday, Sea Mar hosts a large festival at Seattle Center with a variety of fun activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy in celebration of Latino culture.

The festival is an important celebration for Sea Mar because its organization was founded by a group of Latino community leaders in 1978. This group sought to address the healthcare needs in western Washington, specifically among the Spanish-speaking communities. Sea Mar understands the barriers Latinos and other immigrant communities may face when navigating the healthcare system, pursuing a higher education, or simply trying to make a living. For this reason, Sea Mar goes beyond primary care and has established additional programs, services, and events like Sea Mar Fiestas Patrias to celebrate Latino cultural traditions.

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