2014 Festival Poster Revealed!
Northwest Folklife eNews February 2014

Introducing the 2014 Folklife Festival Poster!

2014 Festival Poster!
Poster designed by The Art Dept. Art Dept. Logo
Thank you for supporting Northwest Folklife at the Winter Fireside Party!
The Sojourners warming up the Fireside tent
The Sojourners performing at the Winter Fireside Party 2014
We hope you were able to join us at Folklife’s Winter Fireside Party.  The benefit was a wonderful opportunity to come together as a Folklife community!
For those who may not have been at our event, we asked attendees to make a special gift to support the Northwest Folklife Festival. Today we’d like to ask the same of you. Please consider contributing the $25 you would have offered to attend the Winter Fireside Party, or more if you can. 

Click here to make your donation to Northwest Folklife now!
Your support is what makes Folklife possible. 

~ Thank you! ~

Let the Second Cultural Crossroads Dance Series Begin!Crossroads Poster

Join us for African Rhythm and Dance on Saturday, February 15th, 2014, 6:30PM - 8:30PM.

Northwest Folklife presents Manimou Camara and Tribe-Olution February 15th at Bellevue Crossroads. Manimou Camara is a master drummer and dancer from Guinea, West Africa. He is the founder of Dounia Djembe, a Seattle based percussion and dance company, and a member of TRIBE-olution which is a collaboration of world champion break dancers Massive Monkees & Extraordinary Futures with hip hop soul band Global Heat, African dancers, and Brazilian Capoeira masters. 

As part of the 2014 Cultural Focus, join Folklife in rolling up your sleeves and learning how to cook Indian food!

Delicious Indian Spices!Tips and short cuts for Indian cooking - Healthy Vegetarian
With Archana Verma
February 15th, 2014 at PCC Natural Markets
11435 Avondale Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 285-1400; 9:00AM - Noon
Pre-register by emailing programming@nwfolklife.org with your name and contact information.

***  SAVE THE DATE!  ***

Do you like to dance? Get ready for the Pre-Festival Dance Party on Friday, May 2nd at the Nectar Lounge in Fremont. We guarantee you'll be need to boogie with a line-up that includes Clinton Fearon, Picoso, Soul Senate, and The Braxmatics!

Community Events

FIUTS CulturalFest at the
Cultural performance art at FIUTSUniveristy of Washington
Friday, February 7th at 11:00 AM  

and Saturday, February 8th at 5:00 PM

Come join our friends at FIUTS (The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) this weekend for their annual CulturalFest on the UW Campus. Friday will feature the International Expo featuring activities, arts and crafts, games, and learning opportunities for the whole family. Saturday starts with a silent auction and reception to support FIUTS cultural and educational programs that will be followed by a performance showcase featuring performance art from around the world! Visit http://www.fiuts.org/events/culturalfest for information.

Northwest Puppet Center presents
Seattle's 2nd Crankie Festival!

Friday, Feb. 21st, 8:00 PM
Seattle's Crankie Fest
Northwest Puppet Center, 9123 15th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115, $15

An evening dedicated to this unique folk art which combines live music with storytelling and shadow puppetry.  These hand-crafted scrolls are mounted in boxes and stories unroll as it cranks along.

Seattle's 2nd Crankie Fest features Gaelic, French-Canadian and American crankies along with a special presentation on 19th century moving panoramas!  

One night only featuring the talents of: Rich Hill, Dejah Leger, Louis Leger
Skye Richendrfer, Sue Truman, and special guest Erkki Huhtamo, Media Archaeologist at UCLA

Pop Music Industry Conference
Saturday, February 22nd, 10:00am, $16/$20 Non-Student
Pop Music Industry Conference
Viking Union MPR, Western Washington University
516 High Street Bellingham, Washington, 98225

We’re thrilled to have our Programs Manager, Kelli Faryar, represent Northwest Folklife at the 2014 Music Industry Conference. Presented by Associated Students Pop Music at WWU, Pop Music Industry Conference serves as a place for individuals involved in the music industry across all levels of experience to gain useful knowledge, insights, and connections. Through the various segments of the conference, attendees are able to discover the ins and outs of getting into, and succeeding in the music industry. The Music Industry Conference is an opportunity for anyone with a passion for music to come together and discuss relevant topics and explore new ideas.

Festival News

Festival Website Launch and New eNews in March

Next month brings excitement to the online world of Folklife! We are proud to be unveiling our 2014 Festival website and a brand new eNews style!

Fundraising Manager Position Opening

Northwest Folklife is accepting applications for the position of Festival Fundraising Manager. If you know someone who would be great for the job, please see the job description and application instructions by clicking here.


Folklife Remembers:

Pete Seeger

May 3, 1919 –
January 27, 2014

Pete performing at the Folklife Festival

Photo by Clay Eals
Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Pete Seeger. Pete was a huge inspiration to our community and many of us will look back fondly on the memories of him performing at our 1997 Festival. He will be deeply missed. Folklife’s programming team is currently planning a special tribute to Pete Seeger for this year’s Festival. Stay tuned...

Bob McQuillen

Bob McQuillen at the Folklife Festival

Photo by Doug Plummer

Bob McQuillen passed away peacefully on Monday following a stroke. For more than 60 of his 90 years he was a prominent member of the New England contra dance music scene, and for at least the last 25 years was a great friend to the Northwest contra scene and to the Northwest Folklife. In 2002 he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. Bob – “Mac” – composed more than 1,300 dance tunes, most of which he named after his many friends both old and new, among those were many dedicated to friends in our region. For more on Bob please see the article at the  Monadnock Ledger Transcript, written on behalf of Folklife by W. B. Reid.



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