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

Tendai Maraire wants you to invest in Africa

Tendai Maraire, the genius behind Chimurenga Renaissance and Shabazz Palaces, talks about his contributions to SAM's African Renaissance exhibit.
Aug 22, 2016

5 Brazilian Portuguese phrases I wish we had in English

Brazilian Portuguese may just have its own vocabulary for describing Brazil's own unique political climate.
Aug 17, 2016
Seattle resident and reggae legend Winston "Flames" Jarrett, immortalized in art for the forthcoming film "True Born African." (Courtesy Nicholas John Nakis)

A rare local show from Seattle’s resident reggae pioneer

Septuagenarian Rastafarian Winston “Flame” Jarrett, one of the creators of reggae music, now lives in Seattle, and is putting on a free show Thursday.
Aug 16, 2016
Orcas Island artist Anthony Howe's olympic cauldron is lit at the opening ceremony on Friday. (Photo from Reuters / Ivan Alvarado)

Orcas Island artist steals the show at Rio Olympics opening

That kinetic sculpture that wowed the world at the Olympics opening ceremony was designed by Washington's own Anthony Howe.
Aug 9, 2016
Donald Byrd performing in The Minstrel Show Revisited. (Photo by Ian Douglas)

Positive Disruption: Donald Byrd is the 2016 Globalist of the Year

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.
Jul 28, 2016

“What’s Done is Done” blends Bollywood with Shakespeare in touring show

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)

Photos: Drill teams put the sparkle in Seattle summer

Seattle's African American and Asian American drill teams are sparkling examples of teamwork, confidence, discipline and fun.
Jul 27, 2016

You could shine at our Sept. 14 storytelling event

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.
Jul 19, 2016

Streaming down to Rio: Eight great Brazilian films to watch tonight

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)

#GreaterSeattle: The funny side of growing up Somali American

These Somali American teen filmmakers are getting big laughs from videos about the generation gap between them and their immigrant parents.
Jul 18, 2016
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.

Self-taught fashion designer draws from Ugandan upbringing

Shalom Aburu's designs will turn heads at Bellevue Fashion Week Independent Designer Runway Show in September.
Jul 5, 2016

Top 5 things to do in Seattle this July

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.
Jun 30, 2016
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)

The next wave of post-punk is breaking in Western Canada

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.
Jun 29, 2016

Seattle bookstores tackle the lack of diversity in literature

Can local bookstores and publishers reflect more diversity in our literature?
Jun 27, 2016

“Blanket of Fear” play reprises Thursday night

After 12 years, TRIBE Project's "Blanket of Fear" play takes on a new relevance.
Jun 26, 2016

National youth arts camp lands in Seattle, Tukwila

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)

Shelly Tochluk balances oneness with identity in “Living in the Tension”

Shelly Tochluk's new book "Living in the Tension" can help yoga practitioners balance universalism with a recognition of diverse identities and experiences.
Jun 24, 2016
Courtesy of Caramelo's Facebook

QTPOC parties are necessary (here are five coming up this month!)

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.
Jun 17, 2016
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)

Pan-American soccer fanatics converge on Seattle for Copa America

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.
Jun 15, 2016
Spectrum Dance Theater performs Donald Byrd's "The Minstrel Show Revisited." (Photo by Nate Watters)

Spectrum’s #RACEish series talks about blackness through dance

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