Meet the Artists

Lucy Fei of Bachata Seattle

Bachata Seattle represents the salsa and bachata community of Seattle. Our aim is to spread the love of this latin dance, bring talent to train dancers and make social events accessible to everyone! LEARN MORE

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WB Reid & Bonnie Zahnow with Michael Karcher, Caller

WB & Bonnie have played for contra dances many decades Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to artists or causes of their choosing. Please consider contributing to:  https://www.scholarshipjunkies.org/relief  LEARN MORE

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Tango Dance with Ilana Rubin and Tony Fan

Tango History and Passion. Join Ilana and Tony for a participatory Tango dance.  LEARN MORE

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Audrey and Ben with Isaac Banner, Caller

Audrey is a New England fiddler living in California who plays in The Free Raisins, with Larry Unger and Wake Up Robin among others. Benjamin Jaber is an accomplished Irish musician, playing uilleann pipes, wooden flute and tin whistle. Viewers are encouraged to directly support the artists. Consider contributing to Audrey and Ben here: LEARN MORE

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Folk Voice

Folk Voice started in California in 1987 before we knew about Folklife. We moved to the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s and performed at Folklife ever since! LEARN MORE

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Dear Crow with Noah Grunzweig, Caller

Dear Crow is a collaboration of Seattle area musicians Brian Lindsay and Penka Jane Culevski. Old-time tunes with sweet double fiddles, tight vocal harmonies, sparkling banjo: a sound that is both nostalgic and bright with possibility. Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to artists or causes of their choosing. Please consider contributing… LEARN MORE

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Alex Sturbaum with Susan Michaels, Caller

Alex Sturbaum is a multi-instrumentalist and singer based in Seattle. They play solo as well as with Countercurrent, The Waxwings, and other bands. LEARN MORE

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Dromeno (The Govetas Family)

Internationally acclaimed Greek/Balkan band Dromeno pulls from the deep musical fabric of the Balkans with traditional dance tunes from Greece and beyond with clarinet, accordion, and captivating vocal harmonies. Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to artists or causes of their choosing. Please consider contributing to LEARN MORE

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Dance the Shim Sham (a Swingin' Line Dance)

Becca Lucero and Hallie Kuperman are swing-dance instructors (and fans of the late, great Frankie Manning).Toby Hanson is music director of the Valse Café Orchestra. Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to artists or causes of their choosing. Please consider contributing to the Century Ballroom: https://www.paypal.me/HallieKuperman LEARN MORE

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Steve Brady

Steve makes his living as a piano technician. When not working, he enjoys dancing Argentine tango, and playing piano with the Seattle tango band Mermelada. LEARN MORE

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