Arts & Culture

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.

Aburu beads quickly, she says: she can make almost an entire necklace in the time it takes her to watch an episode one of her favorite crime shows on Netflix, How to Get Away with Murder.

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Shalom Aburu's designs will turn heads at Bellevue Fashion Week Independent Designer Runway Show in September.

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This month is packed! A Polish cultural festival, Seafair Pow Pow, and Japanese world superstars BABYMETAL: all part of our "Top 5 Things To Do" in July.

Fountain, a post-punk band from Victoria, B.C. were the talk of the Sled Island music festival in Calgary last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Candace)

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Post-punk bands from smaller Western Canadian burgs few Americans could even pinpoint on a map stole the show at last weekend's Sled Island Festival.

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Can local bookstores and publishers reflect more diversity in our literature?

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After 12 years, TRIBE Project's "Blanket of Fear" play takes on a new relevance.

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Seattle Theatre Group and AileyCamp are hosting youth arts and personal development classes in Seattle for the first time at Tukwila Community Center.

Hey, where's his lululemons? An Indian man practices yoga at dawn near Bangalore (Photo by Vinoth Chandar)

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Shelly Tochluk's new book "Living in the Tension" can help yoga practitioners balance universalism with a recognition of diverse identities and experiences.

Courtesy of Caramelo's Facebook

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In case there was any doubt before Orlando, safe spaces for queer and trans people of color are vital. Fortunately, Seattle has some a poppin QTPOC dance parties.

The Muzio family drove down from Kamloops to catch a glimpse of Lionel Messi. Copa America action continues Thursaday at CenturyLink with U.S. vs. Ecuador. (Photo by Yiting Lim)

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The whole tournament may be a bit of a gimmick, but Copa America is giving Seattle a chance to prove we're one of the best soccer cities in the hemisphere.

Spectrum Dance Theater performs Donald Byrd's "The Minstrel Show Revisited." (Photo by Nate Watters)

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Spectrum Dance Theater's #RACEish series, which concludes with "The Minstrel Show," opens challening conversations about race through the medium of dance.

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Washington Hall launches its new community space with "Jazz Intoxication" immersive theater experience.