Music

"The Ladder" by Troy Gua.

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Seattle artist Troy Gua doesn't hesitate to name Prince as his biggest influence. Gua's photo series “Le Petit Prince,” which features a miniature Prince doll replicating iconic images...

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While Seattle's vinyl-happy scene celebrates Record Store Day, many overseas are mourning businesses killed by music streaming.

Brushy One String (Courtesy photo by Agustin Dusserre)

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Bringing world music to American stages isn’t easy. That’s what makes the globalFEST tour in town this week so special.

Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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Seattle hip-hop's hometown hero Draze has a new mixtape filled with South Seattle anthems.

Stic.Man of Dead Prez performs in Sweden in 2009. (Photo from Flickr by Henrik Isaksson)

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Don’t be surprised if the next big Seattle rap classic isn’t about big butts or thrift stores, but gentrification and community displacement.

Hollis Wong-Wear. (Photo by Shyn Midili)

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The Seattle Times' tone-deaf treatment of musician Hollis Wong-Wear is a symptom of #JournalismSoWhite.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. (Photo from Flickr by Ted Eytan)

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Art from the Ashes, a Holocaust Remembrance Day concert Wednesday evening features works by composers who were killed by the Nazis.

Dina Trageser, second from right, leads Dunava, a Bulgarian folk singing ensemble. (Photo by Steve Borzilleri)

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An unlikely ensemble of Northwest women is celebrating ten years as one of the world's most popular Balkan folk choruses.

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Saz player Abdallah Abozekry is one of 24 musicians from 17 countries who are part of the OneBeat Festival, in Seattle the week of Nov. 2-7.

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Members of Seattle's Vietnamese American community gathered outside Neumos to protest the Canadian punk band Viet Cong.

A member of the G.O.O.D. Girls addresses the crowd at Beautify the Block. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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They may look tough, but the B.A.D. Boyz and G.O.O.D Girls of Rainier Vista just want to Beautify the Block.

A child contributes to an interactive art portion of the exhibit. (Photo by Mahroo Keshavarz)

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What will keep the legacy of Seattle hip-hop moving? MOHAI exhibit curators have an idea.

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A Seattle band named after the tiny island country Maldives finally gets a taste of their namesake.

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Ky-Mani Marley brings his reggae/hip-hop/country fusion sound to Nectar Lounge tonight.

"Space Gospel" artist NorvisJr performs at Moshka. (Photo by Joy Okot-Okidi)

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Moksha, a hybrid clothing store and venue on the Ave, is showcasing genre-bending black musicians.

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A new documentary, "Kenbe Fem," featuring David Pierre-Louis' efforts to rebuild his family's hometown in Haiti debuts this Thursday, June 25.

Iranian pop singer Amitis and Snoop Dogg, united by green screen. (Photo via YouTube)

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Am I the only Iranian American excited about this new Snoop Dogg cameo?

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Beijing bands birthed from post-Cultural Revolutionary China are carving their own rock history in the West.

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Tired of living out negative Somali stereotypes, the rapper behind Seattle's Malitia MaliMob decides to confront them head-on.

Hollis Wong-Wear. (Photo by Shyn Midili)

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Not only is Hollis Wong-Wear a multi-talented artist, she is carving a unique niche in the entertainment industry.

Emma Lee Toyoda performs at the EMP. (Photo by Alia Marsha)

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Tired of waiting for role model in indie folk, a young Asian American musician claims her stage.