Meet the Artists

Eduardo Mendonça

Eduardo Mendonça has played, composed, and directed various genres of Brazilian popular music in the US, Canada, Nepal, and Brazil since 1974. Viewers are asked to donate directly to artists or causes of their choosing. To support Eduardo Mendonça, please donate to Show Brazil on his behalf. LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 8:10pm | Music

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

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Music

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar with Kory Tideman

I started playing slack key. I've played with various groups and hula halau in the Seattle area at festivals and private shows. LEARN MORE

Sunday, May 24 - 4:10pm | Workshops

Helene Eriksen & ANAR DANA

Dances from North Africa to Central Asia Viewers are asked to support artist by making direct donations. To support Helene, please donate directly to her on her website http://www.helene-eriksen.de  LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Performance Dance

iBuildBridges Foundation

iBuildBridges Foundation use music and storytelling to inspire individuals to actively build relationships with people of different backgrounds. LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 8:10pm | Music

IFTHEN (Filthy Fingers United) featuring SCRiBE THE VERBALIST and DORK STEEZY

IFTHEN creates. Mostly things you can listen to. Viewers are asked to support the artist by making direct donations. To support If Then and Filthy Fingers, please donate or make a purchase on their Bandcamp: filthyfingersunited.bandcamp.com  LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Music

Jamtown Live

JamtownLive inspires musical play and creative collaboration for families, schools, toddlers and communities and business teams. Viewers are asked to support artist by making direct donations. To support Jamtown Live, please donate directly on Venmo at John@jamtown.com or on PayPal at jamtown@hotmail.com  LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Family Fun: Dance and Sing

Kabuki Academy

Kabuki Academy is founded and run by Mary Ohno. She is currently teaching traditional Japanese shamisen and nihon buyo dance in the Seattle/Tacoma area as well as Japanese language lessons. She and her students perform all over Seattle& International.  Viewers are asked to support artist by making direct donations. To support Kabuki Academy,… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 7:05pm | Performance Dance

Kalei'okalani Matsui

Kalei'okalani Onzuka Matsui (Kalei) is of Kanaka Maoli, Black, Japanese, and Chinese heritage and was born and raised in Wai'anae, O'ahu. She is the founding leader of Huraiti Mana, a Polynesian Dance Troupe based in Chinatown-International District. Viewers are asked to support artist by making direct donations. To support Kalei'okalani… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Family Fun: Dance and Sing

Kierah Raymond

Kiérah is an award-winning Celtic fiddler from White Rock BC. She has completed her A.R.C.T. with the Royal Conservatory of Music receiving one of the highest marks ever given. With an Irish/Scottish heritage, however, Kiérah’s passion is composing and performing traditional and contemporary Celtic fiddle music. Kiérah captivates her audiences by… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 6:40pm | Music

Larry Hohm

Larry Hohm tells stories with an edge—compelling works of fiction written by accomplished authors. His repertoire includes stories by H.G. Wells, Joel Chandler Harris, Joyce Carol Oates, Mark Twain, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, and Ursula K. Le Guin. He performs frequently at the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Pocket Theater,… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Stories

Living Legacies: A Conversation with Lori Goldston

Lori Goldston is a Seattle cellist and composer. She performs often, locally and abroad, solo and with collaborators from an enormous range disciplines, genres and places. She is a founding member of the Freelance Artists Coalition of Seattle (FACS). Viewers are asked to support artist by making direct donations. To support Lori, please donate… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Living Legacies

Living Legacies: A Conversation with Tricia Diamond and Rob Florence

Rob Florence - Preservationist, playwright, filmmaker, author. Friends of New Orleans Cemeteries founder & the New Orleans Musicians Tomb. Tricia Diamond - Preservationist and educator in Seattle since 2008.  LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Living Legacies

Living Legacies: Hazzan Isaac Azose

Hazzan Isaac Azose was born in Seattle, Washington on July 14, 1930.  Having been born to parents who were born and raised in Turkey, he spent his early years attending Sephardic… LEARN MORE

Sunday, May 24 - 11:00am | Living Legacies

Lone Wolf and Kub

Lone Wolf and Kub are a father/son rap duo based out of Washington State. Composed of father Shao Sosa and son Nobi, the two spit naturally next to each other, presenting a unique chemistry that is impossible to recreate. Viewers are asked to support artist by making direct donations. To support Lone Wolf and Kub, please donate directly on… LEARN MORE

Sunday, May 24 - 8:45pm | Music

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

Monday, May 25 - 7:00pm | Participatory Dance

Moved By Words

In 2020, Moved By Words (an Indigenous, Black, Person Of Color lead organization) has organized a writer's weekend and livestream event in partnership with Northwest Folklife. New Voices 2020 is a showcase of award-winning writers in the Pacific NW. Viewers are asked to support the artist by making direct donations. To support Moved by Words,… LEARN MORE

Monday, May 25 - 6:05pm | Workshops

Mule Hawks, presented by Wintergrass

Three-Piece Stringband playing Bluegrass and Swing!   LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 7:45pm | Music

Music Together at Music Center of the Northwest

Music Together @ Music Center is your community music school serving our youngest musicians for over 30 years! Join us while we sing, dance, and play with your little ones and the grownups who love them!   Viewers are encouraged to donate directly to artists or causes of their choosing. Please consider… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Family Fun: Dance and Sing

Nicole Bates, MD, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Psychiatry

In the chaos of COVID-19, not feeling your normal self is... well, completely normal. Implementing healthy coping skills in times of stress can help you build resilience. But first, most of us need space to feel. This video (link below) is intended to help you navigate emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic so that you can… LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Stories

Ocheami

Ocheami is an educational and cultural development organization that aspires to promote healthy, holistic lifestyles and cultivate cultural competency independently or in collaborative ventures with other organizations through the African Arts.   LEARN MORE

Saturday, May 23 - 11:00am | Family Fun: Dance and Sing