Brushy One String (Courtesy photo by Agustin Dusserre)

World music powerhouse globalFEST touches down in Seattle

Bringing world music to American stages isn’t easy. That’s what makes the globalFEST tour in town this week so special.
Apr 12, 2016
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
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
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
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
Midnight City

Five ‘can’t miss’ foreign bands playing Seattle this month

Concert season is upon us, and what better time to discover some new music? Starting next week, a slew of amazing bands from overseas are playing in Seattle. Some have enough domestic charm that you’ll barely detect their accents, while others mix rock music with traditional African and Middle Eastern sounds. Here’s a rundown of […]
Apr 19, 2012