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East Asia
Location
Tacoma, WA
The Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA) is a registered non-profit corporation. Every year, ANCEA participates in various cultural and educational events. Sakura-Con is ANCEA's main event and realization of the ANCEA mission to educate about Asian Culture, with a focus on Japanese Animation, Comics, Gaming and Cultural Arts. Japan.

Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well-attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Sakura-Con features cultural exploration and education through traditional and contemporary media, arts and entertainment. Sakura-Con includes: musical performances, Guest of Honor participation, discussion panels, games, contests (costumes and skit performances), theaters, traditional Asian arts and an exhibitors' hall for the sale of Anime related merchandise by third party vendors.

ANCEA is a membership-based all-volunteer organization. The controlling administrative body for ANCEA (and thus Sakura-Con) is an Executive Board that's main function is to put on the main ANCEA event, Sakura-Con, and to generally steward the ANCEA mission.
Community Focus
Southern Europe, Western Europe (includes Central)
Location
Seattle, WA
Ana Montes and Flamenco Danzarte performs authenic flamenco with live flamenco guitar music, live flamenco singing..... similar to what you would see in a flamenco club in Sevilla or Madrid.... performances are at various venues in the Seattle area.... also for retirement living facilities, for private parties... Ana Montes teaches flamenco to all levels, children through adults, women and men, at her studio Flamenco Danzarte in Seattle. Ana is trained in Spain, lived there for many years, performed professionally for 6 yrs. in Spain, Europe, U.S.A., and is considered one of the West Coat's premier female dancers.
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African American/Black
Location
Amontaine Aurore is a playwright, actor and performance artist. Having been drawn to creative expression from a young age, she is grateful for an evolving artistic path from which to explore her mind, create worlds and investigate the complexities of human nature. As an actress, she has performed on stages and sets in Seattle, Montana, Los Angeles and New York, and is the winner of a national acting competition sponsored by Inspirational Productions.
Community Focus
Middle East, Northern Africa
Location
Olympia, WA
I have studied belly dance for over 20 years and taught for over 12 years and I just love this dance form. For many years, I performed regularly throughout Seattle clubs and restaurants, sometimes logging in over 200 performances a year! When my son came along, I decided to give the clubs a rest and focus all my energy into teaching. Turns out, I love teaching even more than performing!

In July of 2014 I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. I’m happy to say that I am now cancer-free and glad to be dancing again after going through treatment. As a belly dancer, it was hard to lose my long hair and breasts, but I’m so grateful to be alive and lucky to be surrounded by many, many amazing people who supported me and loved me through it all. I have always believed in the power of dance to provide strength and happiness, no matter where we are in our journeys. My experience has deepened my commitment to teach with compassion, purpose, and most of all, joy.
Community Focus
East Asia, North America
Location
Bellevue, WA
AAPAT is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides quality theatre experiences throughout the United States, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Over the years, AAPAT members have also collaborated and performed with various art groups in their free time, traveling across the US and internationally to Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Community Focus
Western Europe (includes Central)
Location
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.
Community Focus
North America
Location
Seattle
As a little boy, I loved stories and music, not much has changed in 60 + years. Now as a grandpa, I tell stories, sings songs and create puppet routines. Most of my work is with children. For over 45 years, I have been involved as an educator, and performer. I also do teacher’s workshops.
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Latin America, South America
Location
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.
Community Focus
Native American/First Nations
Location
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
Location
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.
Community Focus
African American/Black
Location
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
Location
Seattle, WA
Educating, Growing, and Influencing Northwest Communities through African Culture.
Community Focus
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.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
A professional theater company dedicated to creating & staging productions that are written by or featuring characters, themes and narratives particular to people of Color & Faith.
Community Focus
Multicultural
Location
Seattle, WA
ACT envisions a world where the power of theatre expands our collective understanding of community and our own humanity.
Community Focus
Chicano-Latino, Latin America, South America
Location
Dedicated to building intercultural understanding through collaboration, Abráce is named for the Spanish and Portuguese word for "embrace". Abráce sings in 20 languages and strives to represent the music they perform with integrity and respect for tradition, while also taking care to breathe life into each piece from their own diverse cultural and faith backgrounds. Ten years ago, two singers Samia Panni and Joyce Yarrow, discovered first-hand what it is like to collaborate across cultures and explore the power of music to celebrate diversity. Soon after, percussionists Denny Stern and Jeff Busch joined the group, along with vocalists Rebeqa Rivers, singer/actress Angie Bolton, and finally the versatile singer, musician and songwriter, Mikaela Romero.
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander
Location
Kennewick, WA
Ko`u inoa Onie Kamakahiwaokalani Huihui Rendall. I was born in Honolulu, Oahu. My mother Sarah Huihui Marcell, is a native Hawaiian, born and raised in Kaka`ako, O`ahu, and my father Leo J. Marcell, is a Frenchman from the town of Millbury, Massachusetts.
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander
Location
Kent, WA
Community Focus
Pacific/Pacific Islander, Global Indigenous, Multicultural, North America
Location
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
Renton, WA
Te Fare O Tamatoa is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of spreading knowledge of Tahitian culture through dance and music.