Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 29

SOWA 2011

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Spirit of West Africa Festival The Festival The Spirit of West Africa Festival is an extraordinary event that takes place at the Seattle Center every year.  This festival, produced by local Senegalese griot musician, Thione Diop, showcases the sizzling talents of West African musicians, dancers, and artists in the Seattle area and from around the …

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Apr 28

Kasumai Africa

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The Show Kasumai Africa returns with an afternoon of exciting West African music and dance, 3:00 pm October 23 at the Northshore Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in Bothell. This year Thione Diop brings a collaboration of  traditional African and American jazz performers to the NPAC stage, vividly demonstrating the African roots of American jazz and Brazilian …

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