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February

2012

Don’t Forget: Swing’n to Squares Community Dance this Friday

Get Out, Bring Friends, Support Folklife and Mount Baker Community Club Friday, February 24, 7:30 – 11:00 pm RSVP on Facebook>> Northwest Folklife and the Mount Baker Community Club are pleased to announce a FREE community dance! This FREE event will feature fantastic music and dancing by two wonderful community groups. Trio A Propos will get your toes tapping and your body moving to swing, blues, honky-tonk and more with their smooth jazzy music and …

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February

2012

Festival du Bois invites you to Coquitlam, BC!

Win 2 free passes to the festival! Send an email to marketing@nwfolklife.org telling us what act you are looking forward to the most. Festival du Bois March 3 & 4 in Mackin Park Coquitlam (Maillardville), B.C. Canada Located in the heart of British Columbia’s largest French-Canadian community, Festival du Bois (March 3 & 4 in Mackin Park in Coquitlam (Maillardville) just east of Vancouver presents traditional and contemporary folk, world and roots music with a …

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February

2012

Give Some Love to Folklife

Be our Valentine! Why not show your love for Folklife by smacking us with a little gift this V-Day? Or, become a subscriber for as little as $10 a month. You make make a one-time gift or monthly pledge here. PS. We love you too! Image from Folkartfromtheheart.com

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December

2011

Northwest Stories: Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society

Seattle is not only a music city, it’s a dancing city.  Waltz, swing, tango, Cajun, lindy hop, contra, and almost every other kind of dance you can think of—Balkan, Scandinavian, English Country, East African, Native American powwow, Morris. And one kind of dance that almost everyone has done—usually back in elementary school—is square dance, but until recently people were hard-pressed to find a square dance in Seattle. In the 1970s and 80s, square dancing’s popularity …

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April

2011

KCPQ TV: FOLKLIFE PROMO 2011

Have you ever wondered how promotional ads for events are made? The whole process, start to finish? Well I have, and this past week I experienced part of the process while coordinating the filming for Folklife’s 2011 promo shoot. We started with a concept sent to us by the creative team at KCPQ 13 .  They asked us to contact various performers to come and film a “stomp style” commercial.  Basically, the challenge in producing …

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April

2011

ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE BULGARIAN COMMUNITY

Following a nine-year tradition, the Bulgarians in the Seattle area got together again in March to celebrate some of the most respected and beloved Bulgarian holidays – the Bulgarian National Holiday (March 3), Baba Marta (March 1) and the International Women’s Day (March 8). The centerpiece of the program was a children’s talent show that included piano and guitar playing, singing and poem recitation. The new Bulgarian kids’ choir, with participants age 4 to 12 …

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March

2011

WE’RE SO THANKFUL FOR LEVI’S EARS

Homemade Goods Pioneer of the Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly, Levi Fuller, has shared the music he loves since 2005. Not only has he shared the music – he’s been documenting it – with homemade compilation CDs, complete with screen-printed artwork. Levi Fuller Levi said he started Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly with “the idea of shedding light on and creating a document of some of the wonderful music that was being made all around me, much of …

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March

2011

All Ages Alternative Show Welcomes Northern Departure

A big congrats to Northern Departure who will close out the All Ages Alternative show at the EMP|SFM Sky Church from 7-10 p.m. on Sunday May 29th during the Northwest Folklife Festival, Memorial Day Weekend. Northern Departure secured a spot.

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January

2011

WELCOME TO THE NEW SITE!

Hello, Folklife Fan! Welcome to the brand new Northwest Folklife Festival page. We have designed this page with you in mind. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you’re looking for and to explore fun, interactive content like photos and videos. As you will notice once you start exploring, we still have lots of updates to add. We’re deep in the planning process, but we are finalizing …

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January

2010

PDX Beats: Ah Holly Fam’ly

As commonly conceived, there are no more diametrically opposed musical descriptors than “folk” and “classical.” The former term suggests a populist tradition, one defined by a decentralized mode of gradual, organic growth, whereas the latter connotes formal institutions, rigorous systems.

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