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Community Focus
Location
Community Focus
Eastern Europe
Location
Vocal Magic from Eastern Europe.
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Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Western Europe (includes Central)
Location
The American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) is a nonprofit association striving to promote a better understanding of the rich culture of Central and Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on Romania and the American Romanian cultural heritage in the Seattle area. Our signature event is the Romanian Film Festival in Seattle hosted at SIFF Cinema Uptown every year in November, since 2014.
Community Focus
Northern Europe/Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Pacific/Pacific Islander, Jewish, Southern Europe, Multicultural, Western Europe (includes Central), Sister Cities, Latin America
Location
Seattle, WA
The Northwest Accordion Society brings together people "for the love of the accordion". We publish a quarterly magazine, award scholarships and produce accordion events including Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration and Day of the Accordion.
Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Jewish
Location
Seattle
The Kosher Red Hots open the treasury of Jewish music. They embrace a timeless world-café of folk songs, whirlwind klezmer music from Eastern Europe, Judeo-Spanish romances from the eastern Mediterranean, and songs from New York's Yiddish theater. They have collaborated with NPR's Susan Stamberg and have inspired dancing in the aisles on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.
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Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Location
Lynnwood, WA
The Islamic Community of Bosniaks in Washington was formed on December 10, 2000 in order to:

Preserve and enrich the religious and cultural traditions of Bosniaks in Washington.

Foster fraternity and goodwill among Bosniaks and the community at large.

Organize cultural activities, such as picnics and social gatherings, and community sports.

Provide Islamic religious education and spiritual guidance to the Bosniak community.

Educate Bosniaks and the community at large about drugs, alcoholism, social justice, family values and morality.

Create programs for Bosniak children and adolescents, and youth from the community at large.
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Native American/First Nations, Northern Europe/Scandinavia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, African American/Black, Pacific/Pacific Islander, Global Indigenous, East Asia, Caribbean, Jewish, South Asia, Southern Europe, Central America, Multicultural, Southeast Asia, Western Europe (includes Central), Northern Africa, Latin America, North America, South America
Location
Olympia, WA
Enrich the resiliency and vibrancy of individuals and communities through joyful learning, creative cultural expression, and appreciation of folklife
Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Southeast Asia, Sister Cities, North America
Location
Anacortes, WA
Anacortes Sister Cities Association. Joining hands around the world.
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Pacific/Pacific Islander, East Asia, South Asia, Southern Europe, Central America, Multicultural, Southeast Asia, Latin America, South America
Location
Seattle, WA
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Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, African American/Black, Southern Europe, Multicultural, Northern Africa
Location
Woodinville, WA
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Native American/First Nations, Northern Europe/Scandinavia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, African American/Black, Pacific/Pacific Islander, East Asia, Caribbean, Jewish, South Asia, Southern Europe, Central America, Multicultural, Southeast Asia, Western Europe (includes Central), Northern Africa, Sister Cities, Latin America, North America, South America
Location
Seattle, WA
Since 1972, Northwest Folklife has been deeply committed to celebrating the diversity of our Northwest communities and demystifying our differences together, under one roof. Our work centers on preserving cultural arts, bridging connections to heritage and identity, and cultivating the ever-evolving traditions of the Pacific Northwest.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, African American/Black, East Asia, Southern Europe, Multicultural, Southeast Asia, Western Europe (includes Central), Northern Africa
Location
Seattle, WA
One City promotes language learning and teaching opportunities that reflect the cultures of Puget Sound.
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Community Focus
Eastern Europe
Location
Seattle, WA
Juliana & PAVA is a vocal ensemble performing ancient Russian folk songs.
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Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Location
Kirkland, WA
Hopa Trop Folk Ensemble performs Bulgarian dances and songs from all folklore regions of Bulgaria.
Community Focus
Northern Europe/Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe (includes Central)
Location
Shoreline, WA
International Folk Songs and Dance Music for all your special Occasions!
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Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Location
Kenmore, WA
Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Location
Spokane, WA
Ildikó Kalapács and Wayne Kraft founded the Erdély Ensemble in Spokane, Washington, in 1988. The Ensemble has devoted itself to the task of studying and performing dances form regions of Hungary and Transylvania (Romania) where astoundingly rich folk traditions once flourished. Due to the pressures of urbanization and 20th century life--as well as the repression of the former Romanian dictatorship--, many of these folk traditions have vanished or are near vanishing. Some of the dances we are studying have been called back into life from film documents made some decades ago.
Community Focus
Northern Europe/Scandinavia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, North America
Location
SEATTLE, WA
Community Focus
Eastern Europe
Location
Seattle, WA
An annual Pacific Northwest celebration of Croatian heritage and culture
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Community Focus
Northern Europe/Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, North America
Location
Mountlake Terrace, WA
The Daughters of Lithuania ~ Seattle Chapter currently supports Lithuanian humanitarian efforts such as: a school and orphanage for special needs children; a soup kitchen and social services for the homeless and elderly and medical relief efforts in Lithuania. We have sponsored Lithuanian children traveling to the United States for intensive medical care.
Community Focus
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Location
Kirkland, WA
Datina Folk Ensemble is an organization focused on educating individuals about Romanian traditional arts.