De Inga y Mandiga rising in Seattle
by Reagan Jackson
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
Sub Pop’s music shop an unlikely fit at Sea-Tac
by Charlie Zaillian
Your world tour of alternative music departs from Sea-Tac — but you won’t even have to get on a plane.
Oct 23, 2014
Mongolian jazz kicks off Town Hall’s “Global Rhythms” series
by Aida Solomon
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
Die Antwoord: South Africa’s answer to world music?
by Brett Konen
South African rave-rappers Die Antwoord return to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on Monday.
Sep 18, 2014
Planet Bollywood makes its mark on the Pacific Northwest
by Sarah Stuteville
From Facebook groups to festivals, dance parties to college courses, our region enthusiastically celebrates the global powerhouse that is Bollywood, the Indian film industry.
Aug 8, 2014
In-depth: Globalist apprentices explore Ethiopian-American identity, shellfish contamination
by Sara McCaslin
After a year of developing skills in writing, photography, video/audio and reporting for The Seattle Globalist, our youth apprentices are proud to share the following projects with you. These in-depth pieces were dreamed up, designed and reported by each apprentice on a topic they are passionate about. Now equipped with some serious reporting skills, we know these young […]
Jul 28, 2014
Eclectic dances from the Indonesian islands to Seattle
by Thilini Kahandawaarachchi
This Saturday, celebrating the unique islands of Indonesia — from Sumatra, Java, Bali, Madura and more — will manifest in eclectic dance performances at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
Jul 23, 2014
Folklife Festival: A Memorial Day weekend from around the world
by Padmaja Ganeshan-Singh
This weekend Seattle Center will transform into a microcosm of the Northwest’s prolific community of world music and arts. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the rich cultural diversity of the Pacific Northwest all in one place, this is where you will find it.
May 23, 2014
Trinidad transplant puts musicians first on new indie label
by Erik Erickson
Former Microsoft programmer Kirt Debique wanted to build a new kind of record label to supported Seattle musicians. So far, so good.
Apr 28, 2014
Wenatchee’s Mariachi youth keep the beat of success
by Sarah Stuteville
A high-school program called Mariachi Huenachi in Wenatchee is not only producing fine music, it’s helping students do better in school.
Apr 18, 2014
Cambodian singer Sarey Savy steps into adulthood with new EP
by Atoosa Sonia Moinzadeh
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 celebrates a decade of universal hip-hop
by Walker Orenstein
Seattle hip hop icon King Khazm is ringing in ten years of globally connected hip hop in the 206. #ZuluNation
Feb 13, 2014
See the world in a day at FIUTS CulturalFest
by Michel A Riquelme Sanderson
FIUTS CulturalFest features an expo and performances representing cultures from all over the world.
Feb 6, 2014
Macklemore’s Seattle style gains global appeal
by Diane Han
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
Rising Malaysian songstress brings style and soul to Seattle
by Atia Musazay
Yuna Zarai shares her inspiration for making music and her singular, Malaysian-infused style. She performs in Seattle this Tuesday at The Crocodile.
Dec 16, 2013
Kollaboration showcases local Asian American talent
by Christian Zerbel
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
Hollis Wong-Wear’s summer reading list
by Christina Twu
Read-a-thon time! Seattle’s up-and-coming-est Renaissance woman shares her top 5 summer books.
Aug 14, 2013
JusMoni brings locally grown vocals and vision to Washington Hall
by Luzviminda Uruzi "Lulu" Carpenter
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
Five global groups hitting Seattle stages this spring
by Kelsie Mhoon
From Jamaica to Venezuela to Wales, there’s a slew of international acts coming to town in April and May.
Apr 9, 2013
Chinese Immigrant Brings Salsa Dance Lessons to Belltown
by Anna Chatilo
Walk by the Belltown Dance Studio on Sunday night and you’ll hear the distinct Latin beat of salsa music. But look inside and you won’t see a Latino instructor, you’ll see Jim Chow, a Chinese immigrant, leading the crowd.
Feb 11, 2013