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Latin America, North America
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Western Europe (includes Central)
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Snoqualmie
​AlpenFolk was formed as an Austrian style folk duet in 1987 by Thomas Tilton and Corinne Pflug-Tilton. Now a quartet, Thomas plays the traditional steirische Harmonika, or button accordion, while Cori contributes the lovely ring of the hammered dulcimer. Their son, Peter steals the show with fine guitar work, rhythm instruments and vocals. Completing the ensemble is the talented Robert Baumann on string bass and vocals. The combination of these folk instruments, along with traditional vocals and yodeling, gives AlpenFolk a uniqueness and authenticity rarely enjoyed outside of the alpine regions from which their music is drawn.
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Chicano-Latino, Latin America, South America
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Composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer, Chavez's group repertoire includes bolero, pasillo, cueca, joropo, cumbia, son, goajira, Andean music, merengue, and calixso as well as popular ballads. An educator and cultural ambassador, Chavez was previously Folk Troubadour and Professor at the National University of Panama.
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Native American/First Nations
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Spanaway, WA
We are members of many tribes. Many are from Alaska - the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and the Aleut. Some are from Washington state. They are the Muckleshoot and Quileute tribes. We invite you to accept the gift of our dance and to listen to our songs, which were passed on through the generations of our people.
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Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
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Bellingham, WA
The African Children's Choir was founded in 1984 by Ray Barnett. The Choir is made up of children from some of Africa's poorest communities. Since 1984, the Choir has traveled around the world showing the world the beauty, dignity and unlimited ability of the African Child. The Choir raises funds that currently support around 1,500 children, providing them with care and an education.
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African American/Black
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Music-maker and community leader, Adrian Xavier has been spreading his uplifting message for almost two decades in his community, nationally and globally.
Community Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
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Seattle, WA
Educating, Growing, and Influencing Northwest Communities through African Culture.
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Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Africa
Location
Hello! My name is Laja Okunuga of Ade Africana Imports in Seattle, Washington , USA.

We have been trading in fine African Imports from our storefront business on the famous Broadway Ave. in the colorful and thriving Capitol Hill neighborhood for seven years now.

Over the years we have gained respect, and admiration in our community not only for our products, but also for our warm, friendly and comprehensive customer service. The people of Seattle have come to know us as a place where they can not only select from a wide variety of Carvings, Masks, Clothes, Jewelry, and Musical instruments, but also a place from which they can walk away garnering a smile, and a little better understanding of African arts and culture.
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Pacific/Pacific Islander, Global Indigenous, Multicultural, North America
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A hidden gem in the Seattle music scene, Arden proves that the ukulele is more than just a novelty instrument. Born and raised in Hawaii, he learned from ukulele masters such as Jake Shimabukuro and Troy Fernandez, but now forges his own style in Seattle. Arden fuses tradition with the progressive to break the expectations and elevates the ukulele to new boundaries.
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander
Location
Federal Way, WA
Ke`ala `O Kamailelauli`ili`i Foundation's purpose is "To perpetuate and preserve the teachings of Hawaiian Culture, Hawaiian Traditions and beliefs through language, songs, chants and dance; thereby bringing people together through cultural edification."
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander, North America
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Brad plays ʻukulele in Honokaʻa, Hawaiʻi.
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander
Location
Vancouver, WA
Building community and sharing have always resided in the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander culture. Ke Kukui Foundation continues this tradition through community events, education, music and the art of hula in Pacific Northwest communities throughout Washington and Oregon for future generations.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
, WA
The Key to Change offers middle and high school students year-long access to world class, professional violin instruction in South King County.
Community Focus
South Asia
Location
Lynnwood
BABU KISHAN aka Krishnendu Das 'KD': Indian & Fusion - Classical- Folk - Indian Cinema -Baul -Kirtan -Bhajan - Music Composer Producer FILM-MAKER Producer - Director - Film Designer -Lyricist (Poet)
Community Focus
African American/Black, Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
Formed in 1984, Earshot Jazz supports the growing community of jazz artists and audiences in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
Community Focus
Northern Europe/Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe (includes Central)
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Baroque Northwest is the presenting organization for the Grand Cru Baroque ensemble directed by Kim Pineda & August Denhard. The organization also presents workshops directed by members of the ensemble and occasionally by visiting artists. We are not a presenting organization for other ensembles. We are, however, interested in learning about individual artists. Please feel free to send us URLs of your work.
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Latin America
Location
Savani Latin Jazz Quartet is a lush and rhythmic fusion latin jazz band
Community Focus
Western Europe (includes Central)
Location
Seattle, WA
The origins of the Euskal Etxea (Basque Center) of Seattle take us back to 1993, when the first gatherings and meetings were held in Monroe. After those first steps, the club officially incorporated in 1997, and joined NABO.
Community Focus
South Asia
Location
SAMPADA is a certificate program for students learning Indian Music and Dance.
Community Focus
South Asia
Location
Sampada Bhalerao started her Hindustani classical vocal and Sitar training at an early age with her mother in India. Currently she is learning vocal music with Dr. Vikas Kashalkar and learning sitar with Dr. Ravindra Gadgil.