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2017 Juan de Fuca Festival in Port Angeles May 26th through May 29th

Location: 
Multiple Venues Port Angeles, WA 98362

Too many performers and dance opportunities to list here.  See http://jffa.org/festival-2014-2/performer-schedule/

Marimbas for Medicine Benefit with MWOYO at the Cotton Building in PT June 21st

Location: 
Cotton Building
607 Water Street Intersection of Water and Madison Streets
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From PTGuide.com:

On Saturday, June 21st, The marimba band, Mwoyo, will be here to play 2 shows at the Cotton Building in downtown Port Townsend 2:00 & 7:00 PM. Whether you come to dance or just to listen, enjoy the music knowing your donations are going directly to The Himalayan Education Project.

The Himalayan Education Project provides home and schooling for a group of orphan girls from a village high in the Himalayas on the Pakistan/Indian border of Kashmir.

Fourth Friday Fusion Dance at Madrona MindBody

Location: 
Madrona MindBody Institute
200 Battery Way Building 310, Fort Worden
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From Sarah Peller:

Fusion dance is a social dance meant to fuse all sorts of dance styles together, creating a very improvisational, creative and less structured dance style than most social dances. Footwork is not emphasized, but creativity and play is! All dance styles are welcome here, so please come and join us, whether you’re a seasoned social dancer or a newcomer! See you on the dance floor!

Cost: $12, $6 for under 28, but no one turned away for lack of funds

Combo Choro at the Undertown December 3rd

Location: 
The Undertown
211 Taylor Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Undertown web site:

A Taste of Brazil

Choro is a style of Brazilian popular music that originated in the late 19th century and is still performed today. Choro pre-dates samba and bossa nova as a national music style, and developed from Brazilian performers interpreting European dance music with African-influenced rhythms. Combo Choro is a group of local musicians playing traditional choro. Including in the band is guitar, flute. clarinet, bandolim (Brazilian mandolin), pandeiro (Brazilian hand drum), and bass.

Combo Choro at the Undertown November 18th

Location: 
The Undertown
211 Taylor Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Undertown web site:

A Taste of Brazil

Choro is a style of Brazilian popular music that originated in the late 19th century and is still performed today. Choro pre-dates samba and bossa nova as a national music style, and developed from Brazilian performers interpreting European dance music with African-influenced rhythms. Combo Choro is a group of local musicians playing traditional choro. Including in the band is guitar, flute. clarinet, bandolim (Brazilian mandolin), pandeiro (Brazilian hand drum), and bass.

Meklit Hadero Band at the Upstage September 2nd

Location: 
The Upstage Restaurant
932 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Upstage web site:

Born in Ethiopia, raised in the U.S. and nurtured by San Francisco’s richly diverse arts scene, this acclaimed singer embodies worlds. Joining her soul-filled phrasing to a songwriter’s craft, her music’s influences range wide – from the jazz and soul favorites she grew up on; to the hip-hop and art-rock she loves; to folk traditions from the Americas and her forebears’ East African home. But this artist’s sound, drawn of multitudes, is hers alone.

Choro Port Townsend at the Undertown August 26th

Location: 
The Undertown
211 Taylor Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Undertown web site:

Tyler Richart and Kora Kana at the Undertown August 13th

Location: 
The Undertown
211 Taylor Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Undertown web site:

African Kora meets American Roots

Kora player and singer Tyler Richart and his band of American roots-based musicians tackle traditional music from West Africa: the music of the “Jeli”, or local songsters. A lifetime pursuit of mastery in many styles of music eventually led Richart, through Evergreen College, to The Gambia, where he lived and studied with kora and percussion masters for a spell. Richart sings the traditional

Adrian Xavier at 7 Cedars Casino August 6th

Location: 
7 Cedars Casino and Resort
270756 Highway 101
Sequim, WA 98382

Reggae.

From 9:00pm to 1:00am.

Club 7.  No cover.  21 & over.

Mbira Dzemuninga at the Upstage July 22th

Location: 
The Upstage Restaurant
932 Washington Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

From the Upstage web site:

Langley, Wash. – Matanho Project is pleased to announce the second USA and Canada tour of critically acclaimed Zimbabwean mbira outfit Mbira Dzemuninga. After their successful 2009 tour, Mbira Dzemuninga returns with a vibrant new sound featuring Jacob Mafuleni, Tonderai Ndava, Peacheson Ngoshi and Martha Thom.

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