The Garfield High School drumline comes together for a group huddle before performing at the 8th Annual Bulldog Drumline Expo (BDX) on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The Garfield High School BDX is the largest drumline competition in Washington State. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Hundreds get into rhythm at Garfield drumline expo

Hundeds of high school and middle school students from around the region thundered through Garfield High School for the annual Bulldog Drumline Expo.
May 29, 2016
For many, the best part of Record Store Day are the indoor gigs. The Abjects performed in a London record store in 2015. (Photo: Paul Hudson)

As Seattle rocks Record Store Day, Europe mourns shuttered stores

While Seattle's vinyl-happy scene celebrates Record Store Day, many overseas are mourning businesses killed by music streaming.
Apr 15, 2016
The cast of "2155: An Exploration of Afrofuturism in Performance Art," which was held over two weekends at Gay City Arts. (Photo by Naomi Ishisaka for Imani Sims.)

Seattle artists bring Afrofuturism to Black Future Month

Performances at Gay City Arts, Chop Suey and Nectar Lounge emphasized "future" in Black Future Month.
Feb 26, 2016
Replica items, including a guitar, in the bedroom of the home where Jimi Hendrix and girlfriend Kathy Etchingham lived in 1968-69  London, February 8, 2016. (Photo by Peter Nicholls for Reuters.)

Jimi Hendrix’s restored London flat open to the public

Seattle-born Jimi Hendrix called the London flat his first real home of his own.
Feb 11, 2016
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Top 5 things to do in Seattle this January

January’s here, and if you’re looking for a better way to deal with the holiday calories, we have dancing and thrilling events all over town you can run off to! This month, Americans in refugee camps, Americans discussing Syrians, Appropriation in Art… and more!
Jan 7, 2016
Screen shot of Andrew Scott performing "Illusion" by Selena (Screenshot of video by R Place).

Latino drag performer brings “Queen of Tejano Music” to life

Selena is one of the personas that Andrew Scott brings to life onstage. And it's one that brings some of his heritage into his drag.
Jan 1, 2016
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Top 5 things to do in Seattle this December

The days are getting shorter and colder, but there's plenty of Globalist things to do in Seattle in December.
Dec 1, 2015
Dina Trageser, second from right, leads Dunava, a Bulgarian folk singing ensemble. (Photo by Steve Borzilleri)

Seattle’s Balkan folk rockstars celebrate ten years

An unlikely ensemble of Northwest women is celebrating ten years as one of the world's most popular Balkan folk choruses.
Nov 10, 2015
Saz player Abdallah Abozekry will be part of the OneBeat Festival, which will be in Seattle the week of Nov. 2 to 7. (Photo courtesy Found Sound Nation.)

Egyptian musician brings soulful sound of the saz to Seattle in OneBeat Festival

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.
Oct 30, 2015
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This guy from Maldives islands interviews Seattle band the Maldives

A Seattle band named after the tiny island country Maldives finally gets a taste of their namesake.
Aug 10, 2015
Carlo Antonion Chalisea sautees the meat for a Lomo Saltado Sandwich at Hilliard's Beer. (Photo by Cristy Acuña)

Peruvian food, diverse friendships inspire Don Lucho’s

A Seattle street chef aims to become culinary ambassador of Peruvian food in America.
Apr 30, 2015
Emma Lee Toyoda performs at the EMP. (Photo by Alia Marsha)

Seattle’s Smartest Global Women: Emma Lee Toyoda

Tired of waiting for role model in indie folk, a young Asian American musician claims her stage.
Apr 20, 2015
Viet Cong  plays a sold-out show  in Seattle this Sunday post-band name controversy. (Photo by Colin Way)

Viet Cong’s loaded band name a cautionary tale to indie artists

What’s in a name? For Viet Cong, who plays a sold-out show in Seattle this Friday, way more than they thought.
Mar 25, 2015
The Capitol Hill club uses their name against Bruce Lee's image to promote their venue. (Photo from Chop Suey Facebook page)

Musicians say Seattle club ‘Chop Suey’ needs a name change

Seattle music mainstay Chop Suey is getting some unwanted attention upon new ownership.
Feb 26, 2015
A donated video camera being used by a One Vibe student, Mercy Auma.(Photo courtesy of One Vibe Africa)

EMP to debut fruits of Kenya-Seattle arts collaboration

Kenyan nonprofit One Vibe Africa partnered with Seattle filmmakers to bring visual art mentorship to youth living in slums. Their work will be shared Saturday at the EMP.
Feb 18, 2015
Tarik Abdullah at a pop-up dinner in Hillman City featuring live DJs. (Photo courtesy of Tarik Abdullah)

Seattle’s best international food entrepreneurs of 2014

Meet some of the best international food entrepreneurs who got their start this year.
Dec 30, 2014
More than 10 ethnicities are represented in one of FOCS' Southend newborn mom groups. (Photo courtesy of FOCS)

Young families of color de-gentrifying South Seattle?

Hillman City has hardly garnered the reputation of being a hotbed for community in the recent past. But change is coming.
Dec 29, 2014
Dancers perform a traditional Peruvian number last December at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. (Photo by Aida Solomon)

De Inga y Mandiga rising in Seattle

It’s that time of year again. The leaves that fall have fallen, downtown is wrapped in lights and El Centro de la Raza is selling Christmas trees. For many, now is a time for family, food and holiday traditions. For artist and anthropologist Monica Rojas, it’s a time for music, education and celebration with the […]
Dec 10, 2014
Things get a little bit weird with Swedish psychedelic band Goat, one of more than a dozen international acts currently signed to Sub Pop. (Courtesy photo)

Sub Pop’s music shop an unlikely fit at Sea-Tac

Your world tour of alternative music departs from Sea-Tac — but you won’t even have to get on a plane.
Oct 23, 2014
Horse head fiddle player and throat singer Davaazorig Altangerel performs as part of Mongolian orchestra Agra Bileg at Town Hall last Friday. (Photo by Aida Solomon)

Mongolian jazz kicks off Town Hall’s “Global Rhythms” series

Tejano rock, Hawaiian chanting, and Mongolian jazz all come to Seattle as part of a world music concert series at Town Hall.
Sep 24, 2014