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Friday, May 25
 

4:30pm PDT

Northwest Taiko
Japanese Drum Group

Friday May 25, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Northwest Taiko is a Japanese-American drum group striving to learn more about their cultural heritage through the traditional drumming artform of Taiko. Northwest Taiko began performing in October 1984 and is frequently sought after to entertain at a variety of community events throughout the the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Members come from a diverse background , some are of Japanese heritage, others have a blend of Asian as well as European/Anglo backgrounds but all with a common interest in playing and performing Taiko.

5:25pm PDT

onefourfive
Georgian polyphonic folksongs

Friday May 25, 2012 5:25pm - 5:55pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography We sing ancient folksongs from the Republic of Georgia. Some of our members have been to Georgia multiple times to bring back these unique harmonies by studying with revered songmasters there. We started out singing a cappella folk music from multiple backgrounds and decided to focus solely on Georgian singing since its many regional styles are so diverse.

7:00pm PDT

Luc and the Lovingtons
Music that brings joy

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Friday Night Groove Party: Sponsored by by TheSunBreak.com
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography With a social emphasis on their music and the conscious infusion of the power of love, Luc and the Lovington's know that songs must be accompanied by action. Front man Luc Reynaud founded the band after his trip back from New Orleans where he was taking part in relief efforts to help the victims of hurricane Katrina. While there, he collaborated with some of the kids from the shelter he was stationed at and created the "Freedom Song". 5 years later, pop superstar Jason Mraz heard the tune and embraced it, covering the song on his performances around the world. Luc and the Lovingtons have toured worlwide from Europe to Africa and Chile. In Nov. of 2011 they released their second studio album "Send My Love", a world wide tour through the many facets of Love. 2012 will be the Love lift off, so hope you are along for the ride!

8:40pm PDT

Hanz Araki and the Mighty Few
Celtic songs and tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 8:40pm - 9:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography 6th generation shakuhachi master-turned-Irish flute-player and singer Hanz Araki is the quintessential world Music musician. He has delighted audiences the world over and is featured on dozens of well-received recordings. Appearing with him are the radiant singer/fiddler Kathryn Claire, guitar-player extraordinaire Cary Novotny, and the incomparable Joe Trump on myriad percussion instruments.

9:25pm PDT

Polyrhythmics
AfroFunk & WorldBeat Orchestra

Friday May 25, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Friday Night Groove Party: Sponsored by by TheSunBreak.com
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography Polyrhythmics is an all original 8-piece afro-funk and world beat orchestra comprised of some of Seattle’s finest rhythmic and melodic musicians. The music is a fusion of styles from all over the world, featuring unique, forward thinking arrangements, stellar improvisation, heavy grooves, and dynamic interplay. Polyrhythmics have quickly gained notoriety playing to packed clubs and festival crowds all over the Northwest. Their self-titled, and now sold-out EP released in 2010, has been charting on radio playlists up and down the west coast. After a year of further developing their distinct sound, the band recorded their first full-length album. The resulting “Labrador” is a 9-song powerhouse full of brooding dance grooves, and catchy layered horn melodies. “Labrador” was recorded at Sleng Teng Studios ,specifically for it’s vintage sound, and the recording process was very similar to their approach on the EP: “live” in one room, just like the greats of yester-year. “Labrador” debuted internationally on June 1st 2011 to critical acclaim and established a place at the ever crowded “funk” table for this fast-moving , powerhouse of a band. DJ’s worldwide, have been clamoring for a vinyl release from Polyrhythmics, and on 11.11.11 , the band is set to release their 1st 45rpm 7-inch record on the Kept Records label. This non-stop dance floor banger features special arrangements of the song “Imposter” on the A side , and the live show favorite “Klompton” on the B-side. Drawing from modern influences such as the Budos Band and The Whitefield Brothers as well as their original influences, Fela Kuti, and James Brown, “Labrador” is a shining example of the chemistry between these 8 talented performers and why, in a seemingly endless sea of new funk bands, Polyrhythmics is the band everyone is talking about.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:45am PDT

Kafana Republik
Lively Music from the Balkans

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Kafana Republik faithfully recreates the music of Eastern Europe from Macedonia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. Their repertoire highlights the songs, ballads and dance music that form the heart beat and the soul of these cultures. The kafana has a place of honor in the Balkans- typically a cafe or a coffee house; a place where the community gathers to share food, drink, ideas, songs, passion and experiences.

1:00pm PDT

Diatonic Button Accordian - Demystified
With Kory Tideman

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography I grew up with traditional music and as my family is Scandinavian, I listened to a lot of Alpine music.

2:10pm PDT

Allspice
Folkdance music from all over

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:10pm - 3:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, International Folkdance Party!
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Allspice has been playing for Seattle area folkdancers for 35 years. The band plays folkdance music from many different countries, and has been a regular performer at Northwest Folklife Festival participatory dances for many years, as well as many other venues such as Skandia Midsommarfest and Expo 86 in Vancouver, Canada. The band features "lots of fiddles" with accordion, guitar, and bass, and members also double (or triple) on other instruments as musical styles dictate. Allspice has released a CD of international dance music title "Dance Tonight!", which includes some old favorites as well as some Allspice originals for which the band is well-known.

4:20pm PDT

Chervona
Gypasy/Klezmer/PolkaforMasses!

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography The band started practicing in Nov of 2006, and within first weeks of its existence they played at “Gypsymania” – gypsy dance discotheque created by Gogol Bordello’s debaucher D.J. Dimon. After their first public appearances they rapidly gained popularity in their hometown. In 2007 Chervona played some special appearances with world famous Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello. By 2009 Chervona have shared stage with most exiting and famous Portland’s bands including March Forth , 3 Leg Torso, Vagabond Opera, Portland Cello Project and many more. In addition to countless street and club performances Chervona has played quite a few big stages, among them: Bite of Oregon, Northwest Folk Life festival in Seattle, Slavic Festival and Oregon Country Fair in Eugene, Red Marines festival in California, Under Volcano Festival in Vancouver (BC), April Fool’s Day Carnivals, Revolution Party in Portland and many others. In 2008, Chervona appeared in Hale Mednick's locally produced, directed and shot independent film Messiah Complex. Two of their songs,"Chervona Wine"and "Girlfriends are a Pain in the Ass," were featured on the soundtrack. "Messiah Complex" planned for screening at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. During it's first 3 years Chervona has played about 200 performances all over NW of America. Thousands of people from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles watched, listened and danced to Chervona's music calling Chervona - Best NW Party Band! As year 2010 is in porogress, Chervona is focusing on producing new audio, video/mulimeia materials and establishing it's e-net presence to gain more a solid fan base for the upcomming US and Europe tour and major label CD release.

4:30pm PDT

Alchymeia
Celtic Eastern European Fusion

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:30pm - 4:55pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Next 50: KRAB Radio Show, Presented by Jack Straw Productions
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography The practitioners of the ancient art of alchemy often sought to transform or combine a variety of elements. In a similar manner, the members of the ensemble Alchymeia gather folk song ingredients from various cultures and arrange them in new and fascinating ways. The repertoire reflects the varying backgrounds of the ensemble's founding musicians.

7:50pm PDT

Fathia at Les Troubadours
French Gypsy Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Fathia Atallah is a French Algerian composer and guitarist and jazz singer from Toulouse, France. She sings in English and French.
 
Monday, May 28
 

12:20pm PDT

Klapa DooWopella
Male Harmony from Croatia & US

Monday May 28, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography Songs of the sea, love and wine. Mournful songs of lost fish, lost love and spilled wine. Also songs of joy! All done acappella, in traditional style.

3:00pm PDT

Play the Didgeridoo!
With Doug Bridges and Ted Hunter

Monday May 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Doug and Ted have been playing the Australian didgeridoo for over 19 years. We have taught workshops and tutorials throughout the Northwest, Alaska and Arizona for over 1600 people. We blend voice and world folk music with the didgeridoo as life long learners and muse monngers of many traditions. This will be our 18th year teaching and performing at NW Folklife. We emphasize an enthusiastic and fun spirit of curiosity and exploration. Over 125 participants attended our workshop at the 2011 Northwest Folklife Festival. We have been the hosts of the annual didgeridoo panel (formerly hosted by Brian Pertl) as we blend didactics and performance in this workshop. Thanks

5:55pm PDT

Ancient Sounds
World Ethnic

Monday May 28, 2012 5:55pm - 6:30pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, The Wind Down Show
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography World Ethnic Music inspired by Native American themes as well as Middle Eastern, Latin, Asian, Celtic, African, Oriental, and others. Ancient style Native American, Shakuhachi, Irish & other World Flutes, Australian didgeridoos, ethnic hand percussion and multi-lingual vocals, with modern instruments piano/keyboards, synthesizer, and acoustic guitar & bass. Original Songs, Educational & Interesting for the Entire Family, 4 Culture Member.

6:40pm PDT

& ampersand

Musical Equivalent 2 Gingerale


Monday May 28, 2012 6:40pm - 7:15pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, The Wind Down Show

7:25pm PDT

Sampada Bhalerao
Sitar by Sampada Bhalerao

Monday May 28, 2012 7:25pm - 8:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography I learned to play sitar from my mother in Indian Classical Music Tradition. I have also received vocal as well as sitar training from other renowned teachers. I grew up in India and now settled in Seattle for past 15 years.