Arts & Culture

The 11th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival starts October 14 2016.

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Offbeat films, filmmaker panels, South Asian Cuisine and more!

Spanish Language (Photo from Flickr by Margaret Almon)

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Get a little teased if you mix Spanish and English into Spanglish, but expect eternal wrath if you bring vergüenza on your Mexican family!

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Watch the great stories from Seattle Globalist's event "Stories of Finding Home" on our live streaming videos and learn more about the performers.

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Several Seattle youth who relocated to The Gambia became the inspiration behind Africatown Center's newest international initiative.

Bomba Estéreo perform in Barcelona last summer. The band has toured in over 40 countries. (Photo from Flickr by scannerFM)

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Thanks to early recognition by KEXP DJs, Seattle helped launch Colombian party band Bomba Estéreo to global acclaim. They're in town Wednesday.

Beacon Hill Cowboy Junior Jarel Craig (center) and his teammates warm up before their game against the Renton Rangers. (Photo by Susan Fried)

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For hundreds of kids in the Greater Seattle Youth Football & Cheer League, it's as much about gaining life skills and mentorship than it is about football.

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Since the 70's, black families from the Seattle area have been gathering at an annual summer picnic honoring "Relatives of Old Timers in Seattle"

Participants in the Kids4Peace summer day camp look at the Torah at Herzu Ner-Tamid Synagogue on Mercer Island. (Photo by Ahlaam Ibraahim)

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The Kids4Peace interfaith day camp has local teens exploring each other's religions — and learning more about their own.

Burmese film star turned political activist Kyaw Thu, who is in Seattle this month promoting a film about his life. (Courtesy photo by Myint Myint Khin Pe)

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Kyaw Thu, leading man of Burmese film, endured decades of blacklisting and imprisonment in one of the world’s toughest military regimes. He's in Seattle this month to share his story.

Native artist Louie Gong with blankets he designed and will sell at his new store,"Eighth Generation"opening Saturday in the Pike Place Market. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

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Louie Gong is opening the only Native-owned shop in the Pike Place Market and challenging a legacy of companies profiting off of "Native-inspired" art.

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Artist Kimisha Turner's colorism-inspired installation is a half-mile, walking healing ceremony from Daejeon Park to Northwest African American Museum.

Tendai “Baba” Maraire, right, with Chimurenga Renaissance collaborator Hussein Kalonji. (Courtesy photo)

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Tendai Maraire, the genius behind Chimurenga Renaissance and Shabazz Palaces, talks about his contributions to SAM's African Renaissance exhibit.

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Brazilian Portuguese may just have its own vocabulary for describing Brazil's own unique political climate.

Seattle resident and reggae legend Winston "Flames" Jarrett, immortalized in art for the forthcoming film "True Born African." (Courtesy Nicholas John Nakis)

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Septuagenarian Rastafarian Winston “Flame” Jarrett, one of the creators of reggae music, now lives in Seattle, and is putting on a free show Thursday.

Orcas Island artist Anthony Howe's olympic cauldron is lit at the opening ceremony on Friday. (Photo from Reuters / Ivan Alvarado)

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That kinetic sculpture that wowed the world at the Olympics opening ceremony was designed by Washington's own Anthony Howe.

Donald Byrd performing in The Minstrel Show Revisited. (Photo by Ian Douglas)

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On Friday October 14, The Seattle Globalist will recognize Donald Byrd as the 2016 Globalist of the Year, celebrating his outstanding body of work and the dance company’s 2015-16 season, #RACEish: an exploration of America’s 240 years of (failed) race relations.

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Unique spin on "Macbeth" aims to appeal to audiences beyond Seattle's South Asian diaspora.

Members of the Elegance Drill Team pause in the middle of a performance. (Photo by Susan Fried)

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Seattle's African American and Asian American drill teams are sparkling examples of teamwork, confidence, discipline and fun.

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Have a South Seattle story to share about "finding home" or want to hear some? Learn more about our Sept. 14 storytelling event: bit.do/SouthEnd.

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Practice your Portuguese and get a taste of the country that's hosting this summer's Olympics with these eight fantastic Brazilian films.

Somali American filmmaker and comedian Liban Barre. (Video still by Starla Sampaco)

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These Somali American teen filmmakers are getting big laughs from videos about the generation gap between them and their immigrant parents.