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

OuterSpaces tour unites voices from the margins at Washington Hall

As a mixed race, Filipina, 2nd generation immigrant, Black, round, queer, 1st generation college student, daughter of farm workers from a military family, it was pretty hard to find my reflection in mainstream media growing up. But I found another world of people who, just like me, did not “fit” with the mainstream, but were […]
Nov 27, 2012

Hip Hop school is saving grace for Colombian students

In Medellin, Colombia, the call to violence, prostitution and gang activity can be overwhelming for youth with limited options after school. The Eskeula 4 Elementos is a sanctuary in the middle of it all, offering lessons on hip hop, rap, DJing and graffiti art.   Seattle journalist Christan Leonard reports from South America. 
Sep 10, 2012

International acts rock the Sasquatch festival

The international music presence at Sasquatch music festival this year was small, but global acts ranked among the more memorable of the weekend. Highlights included the powerful, female-led Little Dragon out of Sweden bringing the house down on Sunday night, Awesome Tapes From Africa mixing up an eclectic array of obscure found cassettes, and Beardyman (Darren […]
May 31, 2012

Gabriel Teodros reps South Seattle diversity with ‘Colored People’s Time Machine’

It’s a late afternoon in San Francisco’s Mission District and Seattle emcee Gabriel Teodros is hard at work shooting a short film. Just a few days ago, he was in Seattle performing at the release party for his second solo album, Colored People’s Time Machine, probably the most anticipated hip-hop album out of the Pacific […]
Jan 28, 2012

Ethiopians show there’s more than one way to celebrate Christmas

Not feeling the commercialization of Christmas in America? Take a trip to Ethopia. The country’s large Orthodox Christian community traditionally observes the day with fasting and processions, not gift-giving. They also have a different calendar, so they celebrate on January 7, when the rest of us are well into our post-holiday doldrums. Last Saturday’s Ethopian […]
Jan 11, 2012