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
(Photo courtesy AEG)

Die Antwoord: South Africa’s answer to world music?

South African rave-rappers Die Antwoord return to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre on Monday.
Sep 18, 2014
A rickshaw painted by Bobby Solanki depicts a classic Bollywood scene featuring Amitabh Buchchan and Rekha. (Photo from Flickr by Meena Kadri)

Planet Bollywood makes its mark on the Pacific Northwest

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

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
Performer Christina Sunardi in "Gunung Sari" costume. (Photo by Mr. Sunardi)

Eclectic dances from the Indonesian islands to Seattle

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
Anacortes-based group, Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, are a regular act at Folklife. Here, they perform at the annual Spring Festa in Skagit County, another one of their regular annual gigs. (Photo from www.goskagit.com)

Folklife Festival: A Memorial Day weekend from around the world

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

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
Mailarie Muñoz, age 16 (center) and Jennifer Bravo, age 16 (right), during the intermediate Mariachi class program at Wenatchee High School. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Wenatchee’s Mariachi youth keep the beat of success

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
(Photo courtesy Sarey Savy)

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
The 2014 FIUTS CulturalFest will feature booths celebrating 35 different global cultures. (Photo by UW Admissions/Morgan Dusatko)

See the world in a day at FIUTS CulturalFest

FIUTS CulturalFest features an expo and performances representing cultures from all over the world.
Feb 6, 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

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.
Dec 16, 2013

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

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

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

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

Chinese Immigrant Brings Salsa Dance Lessons to Belltown

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