Kiran Ahluwalia brings meshing of world music to Seattle

Ahluwalia sees herself as a citizen of the world and loves to collaborate with musicians from other cultural traditions. It may be easy to call is fusion, but she prefers to characterize her music as a mix – modern Indian music serenaded by jazz and West African Blues. She will be playing this Sunday at The Triple Door.
Dec 4, 2019

“Beyond Bollywood” at MOHAI digs deep into Indian American experience

The Punjabi farmers and canners who came to the Pacific Northwest in the late-1800s and early-1900s paved the way for today’s Indian American immigrants.
Nov 7, 2019

Seattle Reads selects “There, There” by Tommy Orange for 2020

Seattle Reads, Seattle Public Library's citywide book program, has selected "There, There" by Tommy Orange, the program's first book by an Indigenous author.
Oct 30, 2019

Gates Foundation Discovery Center celebrates young changemakers in We the Future exhibition

We the Future: Young Leaders of Social Change is an exhibition that illuminates the stories of 10 young people working to build an equitable and sustainable world.

Seattle artist draws connection between race and climate change

Carol Rashawwna Williams’ exhibit “For the Record” examines the similarities and disparities of global warming and the lasting impacts of slavery.
Oct 9, 2019

Top 5 Things to See & Do at Seattle Children’s Festival

Presented by Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center, the Seattle Children’s Festival returns for its 6th year, from September 21 - 22, 2019 from 10 AM - 4 PM at Seattle Center, now expanded to a full weekend of family fun!
Sep 16, 2019

Wa Na Wari gives home to Seattle’s Black culture and art

A house in the Central District has turned into Wa Na Wari, a new gallery and space centering Black artists and culture, and preserving the joy and vibrancy of the area's historic neighborhood.
Sep 4, 2019

Mexico City’s Georgetown Records keeps Seattle’s indie spirit alive

The two record stores — one in Seattle and the other in Mexico City — share a name and a love of independent music and arts.
Aug 27, 2019

“7th and Jackson” revisits a Seattle crossroads of history, place and culture

Through drama and jazz, writer/director Sara Porkalob revisits a historical crossroads of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District in “7th and Jackson.”
Jul 31, 2019

“An American Superhero” explores the diverse origin stories of every day people

Vishavjit Singh, also known as Sikh Captain America, inspired the exhibit, which features dozens of people and their reflections on their identities and what they consider to be their superpowers.
Jul 30, 2019

Sustainable style in Seattle: How local choices can make global impacts

Are thrift stores and "slow fashion" designers enough to decrease the fashion industry's reliance on sweatshop labor and low-quality clothes?
Jun 11, 2019

2019 Pride events in Seattle you should know about

For Pride month, which is June, organizations are hosting events around the city — parades, art shows and more. Here are a few you should know about.
May 29, 2019

“Widow of Silence” views Kashmir conflict through a half-widow’s struggle

An interview with Praveen Morchhale, the director of the award-winning drama "Widow of Silence," which is being screened at SIFF.

Romantic comedy unites Black and Asian leaders for #BlackAndGoldOpen

Asian-American-backed movement #GoldOpen expanded into #BlackandGoldOpen to support the new teenage romance film “The Sun is Also a Star."
May 22, 2019

9 movies at SIFF 2019 that address social justice

It can be overwhelming to decide what to see at SIFF. To help you get started, The Seattle Globalist is spotlighting films that we're looking forward to that address social issues.

Seattle-area Olympian J.R. Celski inducted in Asian Hall Fame

The Robert Chinn Foundation inducted four honorees into the Asian Hall of Fame at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel Saturday, May 11

Playwright Julia Cho weaves a brief but difficult tale in “Office Hour”

The play “Office Hour,” at ArtsWest through May 26, draws from the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech.
May 15, 2019

“Nina Simone: Four Women” imagines an artist’s path to activism

“Nina Simone: Four Women,” presented by the Seattle Repertory Theatre, explores the life of the iconic jazz singer and activist artist.
May 9, 2019

“Shadow” sees Zhang Yimou on familiar ground

Chinese director Zhang Yimou's "Shadow," playing at the Grand Illusion Cinema, is a return to the director's form.
May 8, 2019

Northwest Folklife’s Youth-Led Cohort Launches Creative Platform: The Hydrant

The Hydrant was conceived from Northwest Folklife’s 2019 Cultural Focus: Youth Rising, a year-long program featuring peer mentorship, youth residencies, a series of youth-organized performances and events, and opportunities for creative collaborations.
May 7, 2019