Drum, Dance & Experience Global Music at the 21st Annual World Rhythm Festival! Enjoy over 80 Drum and Dance Workshops & World Music Performances featuring traditions of Africa, Asia, Cuba, Brazil, India, America, the Middle East, and more. All workshops are PARTICIPATORY, and all events are FREE!
Special highlights this year include our partnership with The Percussive Arts Society. The PAS Jazz/Classical Stage in the Fisher Pavilion will showcase a fantastic lineup of artists all weekend. THE SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY features Seattle’s' own EntreMundos and special WFR Guests, blending World Music , Jazz, Blues, Latin, Brazilian, R&B and Funk.!
-- 10am - 7pm Arthur Hull and Cameron Tummel will kick off our weekend at 10am with a Showcase of Workshop Presenters. Workshops and Performances for youth and adults.
-- 8pm – 10:30pm SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY Dance Party
--10am – 7pm Workshops and Performances for youth and adults .
--6pm – 7:30pm Great NW Drum Circle Closing Ceremony with Arthur Hull
Seattle's best selection of drums, percussion instruments, and craft items can be found at the International Marketplace in Fisher Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday.
Past participants say: "Awesome," "a highlight of my life," "dynamic, knowledgeable teachers," "a working model of community."
Whether you are new to our festival, or have loved world music for years, you will be delighted at the variety, quality, diversity these master musicians bring to the 21st annual World Rhythm Festival. It is a weekend full of musical memories for the whole family!
See details and the full schedule at www.swps.org