Traditional artist performances & humanities programs showcased at Jack Straw:
Sin Fronteras, nueva cancion music of Latin America | September 25
Wilho Saari, Finnish kantele player and National Heritage Fellowship winner performed with the Seattle Finnish Choir at Brechemin Auditorium | October 2
Debi Prasad Chatterjee, sitar, Hindustani classical music | October 9
Cowboys and Indians: Not the Hollywood Version, humanities program with Yakama elder Virginia Beavert and cowboy poet Sharon Glenn | October 30
I Done What I Could: Occupational Folk Poetry from the Pacific Northwest, humanities program presented by folklorist Jens Lund | November 13
Hale Bill & the Bopps, Scandinavian traditional music | November 20
Traditional artist demonstrations showcased at Jack Straw:
Elizabeth Leese, Norwegian American rosemaling | September 12
Saalmathlat Ethel Hillaire-Warbus, Pacific NW Native American (Lummi) basket & hat-making | September 26
Wilho Saari, Finnish-American kantele playing | October 3
Yoshiyasu Fujii, Japanese American calligraphy | October 31
In addition to the public calligraphy program, Jack Straw and Yoshiyasu Fujii presented an exhibit tour and calligraphy workshop for students from Seattle World School.
Etienne Cakpo and Yaw Amponsah, West African drumming | November 14th
In addition to the public drumming demonstration, Jack Straw presented a drumming and dance workshop with Etienne and Yaw for blind and visually impaired youth from our Blind Youth Audio Project.
[Ukrainian American wheat weaving with Oleksandra Pryveda, originally scheduled for this date, was canceled]
This program was funded in part by Finlandia Foundation, 4Culture, Northwest Heritage Resources, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission, Humanities Washington and KUOW 94.9.