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Cambodian singer Sarey Savy steps into adulthood with new EP

Meet the queer White Center teen determined to be the first Cambodian American to make a mark on the music biz.
Mar 5, 2014
206 Zulu founder King Khazm. The organization is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this weekend.

206 Zulu celebrates a decade of universal hip-hop

Seattle hip hop icon King Khazm is ringing in ten years of globally connected hip hop in the 206. #ZuluNation
Feb 13, 2014
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform in San Francisco on their 2013 tour. (Photo by Amanda Rhoades / SF Foghorn)

Macklemore’s Seattle style gains global appeal

With a fresh batch of Grammy gold under their belts, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might catch their Seattle fans reminiscing about the days when they played small venues around the city for just a few bucks. The duo have evolved from humble beginnings in the local underground to become a global sensation, all the while […]
Jan 27, 2014
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Photos: Afro-Peruvian artists bring mixed heritage to the stage

Last Friday, local and international artists from the De Cajón Project took over the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute with performances celebrating the fusion of African soul and Latin spirit.
Dec 16, 2013
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Rising Malaysian songstress brings style and soul to Seattle

Yuna Zarai shares her inspiration for making music and her singular, Malaysian-infused style. She performs in Seattle this Tuesday at The Crocodile.
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Rappers bring horror of Syrian Civil War to life in lyrics

The Sham MC’s have refused to let war in their country dash their dreams of hip-hop stardom.
Oct 24, 2013
Seattle folk-singer Agnes Ingarra poses backstage after her set.

Kollaboration showcases local Asian American talent

The talent pool of Asian American performers in the Northwest is deep. But the organizers of Kollaboration Seattle say making it to the national stage means overcoming some stereotypes.
Sep 24, 2013
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Hollis Wong-Wear’s summer reading list

Read-a-thon time! Seattle’s up-and-coming-est Renaissance woman shares her top 5 summer books.
Aug 14, 2013
Roy as a representative of Shining Jazzy Chorus in last year's Hong Kong Pride Parade.

Chinese LGBT chorus finds inspiration in Seattle’s gay scene

A gay men’s chorus in China is breaking down social barriers, with a little help from The Seattle Men’s Chorus.
Jun 27, 2013
Illustrated portrait of JusMoni by Kristina Griffith  from a photo by Nicole Wegner Mercado.

JusMoni brings locally grown vocals and vision to Washington Hall

Nurtured by the Seattle scene, R&B singer JusMoni has come into her own, and is ready to lift up a new generation of local music and activism.
May 9, 2013
Marina Diamandis (Photo by Thomas Henz for Valve Online Music Magazine)

Five global groups hitting Seattle stages this spring

From Jamaica to Venezuela to Wales, there’s a slew of international acts coming to town in April and May.
Apr 9, 2013
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Seattle celebrates World Radio Day with plans for new low-power stations

Radio is the world’s most widespread medium–over 70% of the world has access. With new low-power licenses being released locally this year, you can expect more diverse voices coming your radio dial.
Feb 15, 2013
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5 hot British acts invading Seattle this winter

Dreary winter days getting you down? The only prescription is more cowbell (…or guitar…or synthesizers) courtesy of some great bands from across the pond.
Jan 31, 2013
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Vancouver Calling: Voices from Canada’s indie music scene

The first few times my Seattle-based band went to Vancouver, Canada to play D.I.Y. gigs, the city felt perfect. Apparently, our B.C. buds enjoyed non-stop kick-ass shows with cross-genre bills and supportive crowds free of haters and assholes. That’s all true, but it’s a bit more complicated. While Vancouver is beautiful, its rents are high, its […]
Jan 15, 2013
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OuterSpaces tour unites voices from the margins at Washington Hall

As a mixed race, Filipina, 2nd generation immigrant, Black, round, queer, 1st generation college student, daughter of farm workers from a military family, it was pretty hard to find my reflection in mainstream media growing up. But I found another world of people who, just like me, did not “fit” with the mainstream, but were […]
Nov 27, 2012
A montage of action at various recent Seattle Fandango Project events. (Photos by Scott Macklin)

Music and convivencia with Los Cojolites and Seattle Fandango Project

Over the past few years, I’ve had the good fortune of documenting and being to able to do some deep hanging out with the Seattle Fandango Project. The Seattle Fandango Project is dedicated to community building through participatory music and dance. SFP takes as its original model the fandango celebration of Veracruz, Mexico, in which […]
Nov 19, 2012
Memes mocking Russian President Vladimir Putin, like this one on a sign in Moscow, are reminiscent of parodies of US politicians. (Photo by Sarah Stuteville)

Pussy Riot, Putin and Romney: Seattle musicians rally for Russian punk band

The music is defiant, the bartenders studiously inattentive and the balaclavas sequined. If it weren’t for the smell of grilled onions wafting in from the hotdog stand outside and the cold beer (instead of warm vodka) I could still be in Moscow. But I’m at the Comet on Capitol Hill watching Corina Bakker of The […]
Oct 5, 2012
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Three videos you have to see: A $26,000 cocktail, airport holograms and PSY goes viral

Singapore mixes Asia’s most expensive drink  When a club dangles a one-karat diamond as a “garnish” on a drink, you know they’re taking lavish excess to a whole new level. And that’s just the tip of the decadent iceberg for this $26,000 cocktail made with Hennessy, champagne and edible gold flecks served by a gloved […]
Sep 28, 2012
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All-female band shakes up Colombian mariachi scene

The iconic hats, the intricately embroidered suits and vibrant, boisterous music; sure it sounds and looks just like traditional mariachi music. But one, all-female band in Bogota, Colombia is shaking up the landscape of this male-dominated profession. Amy Lieberman reports from South America. 
Sep 17, 2012
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A drunken news roundup, cinema ninjas fight cellphones and music you can swing to…literally

This week in drunk news: Man kills 70,000 chickens in Maryland and a North Korean man floats south Drunk men all over the world are making headlines this week in bizarre events that rival the “Hangover” films. For starters, 21-year-old Joshua D. Shelton accidentally killed 70,000 chickens after flicking a switch and shutting down power […]
Sep 13, 2012