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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Sparking curiosity is serious fun! GIVE TODAY to support cultural youth and family programs. Suggested Donation: $10.
Learn how to play and write your own 12-bar blues!
Mariah Roberson of The Rhapsody Project
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?