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Support Folklife this Summer!

August 11, 2010
 Youth from Rainier Valley play with Artist Collaborative at Folklife 2010

Youth from Rainier Valley play with Artist Collaborative at Folklife 2010

In May of 1972, dedicated members of the Northwest community came together to create a small music and arts festival at Seattle Center.  Since then, Northwest Folklife has grown to become not only the largest free celebration of arts and culture in the United States, but a community tradition loved by all.

At Northwest Folklife, we believe that when people share their culture, music and heritage, opportunities are created to dissolve misunderstandings, break down stereotypes and increase respect for our region’s diverse communities.  Our Festival and our organization aim to accomplish just that.

As we enter our 40th year of bringing the community together, we want to thank you for the part you play in our history, and our future.  This summer, we have launched a fundraising campaign to support our 40th anniversary Festival, and our year-round programming efforts like Family Days at the EMP, our Roots & Branches recording series, our Rhythm & Moves outreach program for underserved youth, and more.  We are almost halfway to our goal of raising $5,000 this month.  Please help us reach it by making a donation to Folklife! Click here.

If you enjoy the unique experiences and programs that Northwest Folklife offers, please consider giving a donation to our 2010 Summer Campaign.

Thank you for your support!

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Earl Robinson fundraiser this Sunday!

April 16, 2010

Earl Robinson

Earl Robinson

Ever sung along to the famous labor song Joe Hill?  That’s one of local balladeer Earl Robinson’s songs.  Earl Robinson, if you don’t already know, was a prolific songwriter whose works have been covered by the likes of Paul Robeson, Frank Sinatra, and Peter, Paul & Mary, among others.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth, some folks are putting together a showcase for the 2010 Northwest Folklife Festival.  You can help make it happen by going to the Earl Robinson High Tea fundraiser this Sunday!

Earl Robinson High Tea Fundraiser
Sunday, April 18th | 2-4pm
4009 Evanston Ave. N, Seattle | suggested donation $25
email Chel Loomis for more info or call 206-547-3411