Event Passport!

The passport is your guide to exploring the various performances, activities, and workshops this weekend has to offer.
Click on each one to collect your virtual stamp, or visit the channel to explore!

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Did you Know?

Did you know that a land acknowledgment is a good first step in recognizing and honoring our Indigenous friends and neighbors? It’s important to understand the history of our home, and the tribes who took care of the land before they were forced to leave. Land acknowledgments aren’t the only way to celebrate Indigenous peoples and their culture, so we encourage you to support and learn more about the Tribes who live near you!

Learn more about the importance of Land Acknowledgments with Aunty Lena and Possum, from Look, Listen, and Learn TV.

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Did you know that call and response is a style of singing that has roots in African music? It was introduced to the Americas by enslaved peoples who brought their music and traditions with them. Now you can find call and response in all types of music from pop, gospel, folk or even jazz. In this style, a singer will sing a phrase, and the audience will respond with a new phrase, or answer a question, creating a song together!

Join Sumayya for a journey through the African Diaspora with dance, movement, drum rhythms and song!

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Did you know that the Chinatown-International District is home to smaller neighborhoods such as Japantown, Filipino Town, and Little Saigon as well as Chinatown? It’s a place rooted in Asian American history and culture that still thrives today.

The ABCs of the CID celebrates the unique stories of the neighborhoods from A to Z!

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Did you know that the Ballard Locks has a special ladder to help salmon to pass through to get to their breeding grounds? Every year from July through October, you can see the salmon swim by!

Maxx at Push/Pull Gallery celebrates this special trip with an art project you can make using materials found at home and outside!

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Did you know that there was an elementary school in the Rainier Valley called the African American Academy? The special after school arts group called the Nubian Posse was a group of scholars that participated in performing arts celebrating African American art and culture.

Hear Afua Kuyate tell a story about her time teaching at this special place.

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Did you know that many spices used in Indian cuisine can be grown in your own backyard? Herbs like fennel, cloves, peppermint, and cardamom can all be grown in small gardens, like the one we see at Northwest Share in Redmond.

Watch Harry Terhanian of Northwest Share give a garden tour, and then learn how to mix your own spice blends!

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Rainier Valley

Rainier Valley is a large district in southeast Seattle, that includes the neighborhoods of Mt, Baker, Columbia City, Seward Park, Hillman City, Brighton Park, Othello, and Rainier Beach. Once a dense forest, and home to Indiginous Peoples, settlers milled much of the wood that was used to build Seattle back after The Great Fire of 1889, from the lands that make up Rainier Valley. Trails that were made by Duwamish Peoples were turned into a railway, connecting Seattle, to Columbia City, to Rainier Beach and down to Renton. Rainier Valley has historically been a working-persons town. For the exception of the Indigenous communities that existed there for generations, it has also been a historically immigrant town. The Columbia City area was once dubbed Garlic Gulch for its large Italian community. Today, Rainier Valley is one of the most diverse communities in the country, celebrated for its mix of culture, heritage, and history.

All videos will be livestreamed 1-2pm on October 16, and available to rewatch here soon after!

Baile Dior

We Are Baile Dior Majorette!

Located in Renton WA, Baile Dior is the Northwest premier dance studio offering all genres dance and specializing in Majorette dance. A style of dance found at the heart of historical black colleges and universities. Fostering connections in life, arts and education.

Visit their website to learn more!

As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Baile Dior to $bailediorstudios


Afua Kouyate

The Nubian Posse

The African American Academy existed from 1991 - 2010, moving from the Central District, to Rainier Valley, and Ballard, until finally settling in Beacon Hill. Within that school existed a group of cultural ambassadors called The Nubian Posse. Led by educator Afua Kouyate, these young people celebrated their culture through food, dance, song, and art. Listen to Afua, herself, as she tells the story!

Visit their website to learn more

As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for ADEFUA Cultural Education Workshop to ADEFUA


Chef Ariel Bangs

Fall Crunch Cookies

Cookies are a fun bonding experience to do with kiddos. These versatile cookies are easy and fun to make, scrumptious and delicious, and can be kept at room temperature in an air tight container. They last for up to a week. They can also be kept in a fridge or freezer. 

Ariel Bangs is local cultural healing through food Chef, Educator and Entreprenuer. Her culinary creations honor traditions, healing and using ingredients exploring our vast global cultures. Ariel’s passion is also inspired by the tastes and flavors of her childhood. Growing up in a Multi-cultural family and in multicultural communities where food culture and caring for one another was the norm. Ariel started a food systems organization, PlantBasedFoodShare in 2020, providing free CSA organic food boxes to the community.…

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Mariah Roberson of The Rhapsody Project

Learn how to play and write your own 12-bar blues!

Mariah Roberson is a multi-instrumentalist who studies and practices blues, jazz, and popular American music. She started with classical and jazz cello in elementary school, and continues to pursue those passions as a Rhapsody Project Intern and student at NOVA.

Our intern, Mariah, will be teaching people how to play a basic 12-bar blues on guitar.  Using St. Louis Blues as an example, she'll talk about the blues form, as well as how call-and-response works to help write songs.  Why don't you try it out? 

Visit their website to learn more

As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations to The Rhapsody Project.


Did you Know?

Did you know that there was an elementary school in the Rainier Valley called the African American Academy? The special after school arts group called the Nubian Posse was a group of scholars that participated in performing arts celebrating African American art and culture.

Hear Afua Kuyate tell a story about her time teaching at this special place.