NW Folklife Festival

Spring 2012 IELP Activity

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IELP Activity: NW Folklife Festival

Monday, May 28th 2012 at 11am

Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG), Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

Northwest Folklife has a long history of exploring a topic in depth at the annual Northwest Folklife Festival. For over a decade we have presented what we call the Cultural Focus, a “festival within a festival” that features a Pacific Northwest community through special performances, panels, workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations, and activities. Each year this festival highlights a different cultural group. However, this year is the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair, this year's theme is ' The Next Fifty: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Seattle Center and Its Legacy'.

You can expect lots of LIVE music, dancing, street performers, and cultural food.

WHERE: Meet in front of Odegaard Library at 10:50AM
WHO: IELP students, family, and friends
COST: Free! (But you might want spending money for souvenirs.)

To sign-up, please send your name, student ID number, phone number, and how many guests you will bring.

If you have any questions, please email Noelle at eslactiv@pce.uw.edu! We hope to see you there to help us celebrate 50 years of this iconic festival!

Check out some of past Folklife Festivals!

Northwest Folklife 2009 - Raqs al assaya (Cane dance)
Northwest Folklife - Qristina & Quinn Bachand play Cumberland Gap & October
Theoretics @ Northwest Folklife Festival 2010 on the mural amphitheatre stage