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Sunshine Music Together

Sunshine Music Together is the eight-time ParentMap Golden Teddy Award Winner for Best Music Program in Seattle!
Not only does Music Learning Support All Learning®—it creates a community where everybody is welcome. Parents, caregivers, teachers, children—everyone benefits from Music Together classes. It's about shared experiences that touch the heart and bring us closer together, both in class and at home. And grownups are essential: during their Music Together journey, young children learn both through play and experimentation AND through watching and listening to the grownups they love. All you need is the desire to have fun with your child!


As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Sunshine Music Together to Sunshine Music Together Scholarship Fund

 

https://www.sunshinemusictogether.com/

Orquesta Northwest

Paula Madrigal was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she studied and worked until coming to Seattle in 2014. She is passionate about classical music. As a cellist, teaching artist, professional musician, and orchestra conductor, she has created and participated in numerous projects, providing classical music experiences, mostly free of charge, to promote inclusion and intercultural understanding. After arriving in Seattle, she received a Youth Arts grant from the Office of Arts & Culture to launch the World Youth Orchestra program for underserved immigrant and refugee youth. In 2015, Ms. Madrigal co-founded the Ballard Civic Orchestra whose programs celebrate Latino cultural heritage. Pursuing her career goals as a conductor, she has received awards from Seattle’s Univision and Latino Community Fund. Most recently, she co-founded the annual Cascade Conducting Master Class featuring Artistic Director Sarah Ioannides of Symphony Tacoma. Paula is currently the music director and conductor of Orquesta Northwest. In 2020, she was nominated for the Mayor Artist Award of Seattle.

Orquesta Northwest's performance is presented by Classical King FM 98.1

https://www.paulamadrigal.com/

Te Fare O Tamatoa

Nanave has been studying Ori Tahiti for over 15 years. She is the Director of Dance for Te Fare O Tamatoa which offers lessons in dance and drumming in the Seattle area. Tea'rama, Te Fare O Tamatoa's performance group, is also under dance and creative direction of Nanave. Tea'rama has been performing throughout the pacific northwest for 10+ years sharing Tahitian culture through song, dance, and drumming.

http://www.tefareotamatoa.com

Northwest Tap Connection

Northwest Tap Connection is a distinctive urban dance studio specializing in Rhythm Tap. The studio's philosophy is that dance enriches the lives of the students, while developing self-discipline, instilling self-confidence, and encouraging achievement and goal setting.

As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Northwest Tap Connection to https://www.nwtapconnection.org/donate

https://www.nwtapconnection.org

Aleksa Manila

Aleksa Manila is Seattle's sweetheart of social activism. As a genderqueer FilipinX immigrant, her passion lies in honoring and uplifting marginalized communities especially BIPOC and gender diverse people. Finding her platform as a performance drag artist, she focuses on the power of voice and visibility for human rights centered on LGBTQ history and legacy. She's a sought after keynote speaker, expert panelist, fundraiser, auctioneer, moderator and emcee at various events extending the boundaries of the traditional queer venues - like Seattle City Hall, King County Superior Court, Filipino Community Center, University of Washington, Seattle University, Department of Health, Asian Counseling Referral Service, and the White House to name a few.

From Miss Gay Filipino, Miss Gay Seattle and Empress of Seattle - she continues to champion communities and collectives that honor the diverse LGBTQ narrative. She has gained recognition through her selfless act of creating safe space for others - from Seattle Mayor's Award for Outstanding Leader, Filpino Community of Seattle Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Leadership, Seattle Women's Pride Champion Award, Greater Seattle Business Association's Humanitarian Award for Community Leadership, Grand Marshal at the 40th Seattle Pride, and Jose (Sarria) Honors to name a few including being sainted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. In 2012, she founded Pride ASIA, a Queer and Asian collective whose mission is to celebrate, empower and nurture the multi-cultural diversity of the LGBTQ2+ communities through the Asian Pacific Islander lens. With her Master of Social Work from the University of Washington, she centers her professional expertise on harm reduction, equity and social justice.

She is currently an Ambassador for the "Drag Out To Vote" national campaign to educate LGBTQ representation in the polls this fall. For two decades, Aleksa continues to amplify the disenfrachised, unseen and unheard so that no one is left behind and as a whole, we rise, step out, and come forward to celebrate each other.

http://www.ALEKSAMANILA.com

Music Together @ Music Center of the Northwest

Join Music Together at Music Center of the Northwest while we sing, dance, play and learn to our favorite songs! This class will introduce little ones to basic musical concepts through songs, rhythm, rhymes, movement and instrument play. Bring your little music maker along for the ride!

As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Music Center of the Northwest to https://www.musiccenternw.org/donate-1

https://www.musiccenternw.org/music-together-early-childhood

Johnny Moses

Johnny Moses is a living link with Pacific Northwest ancestral philosophy and cultural practice. He was raised in the village of Ohiat on the Northern Vancouver Island. He was traditionally educated by his Grandparents and Elders born in the 19th and early 20th centuries.His gift as a memorizer was recognized at a early age. He was sent as a youth to learn the traditional knowledge and practices in many communities of his multi-tribal ancestry, including Nuu-Chah-Nulth, Cowichan, Saanich, Chehalis, Duwamish, Snohomish and Spokane. For Decades, he has conducted ceremonial work and contributed to cultural preservation in western Washington state. Johnny is a renown traditional storyteller and has enchanted his listeners of all ages for many many years.

As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Johnny Moses to his paypal at jm@johnnymoses.com  or to the Duwamish Tribe and Longhouse cultural center.

www.johnnymoses.com

206 Zulu

206 Zulu is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide accessible spaces while serving communities through the upliftment, preservation and celebration of Hip Hop culture.

206zulu.org

Caspar Babypants

Caspar Babypants is also known as Chris Ballew, three time Grammy nominated lead singer and songwriter for the Seattle band The Presidents of the United States of America. Ten years ago Chris rediscovered turn of the century folk and traditional music and focused on a more simple approach that gave birth to Caspar Babypants. His wife Kate Endle is a huge influence toward his transformation and writing style for kids and created the cover art for all 17 albums. Chris says, "I want to make music for the very young because I admire their associative inventive imaginations and as an adult I nurture that same creativity in myself."

https://www.babypantsmusic.com/

Francisca Flores Garcia of Machtia

I am the founder of Machtia, Mexican Cultural Consultant, Folklorist, Culture and Tradition Bearer. Curator, Artist, Teacher, Lecturer. My work has been seen in Centro de la Raza, Sea Mar Museum, Northwest Folklife, Mexican Consulate of Seattle, Rainier Art Center, eSe Theater, Act Theater, Dance This with Joyas Mexican Youth Dance Group at the Paramount Theater, Meany Theater with Bailadores de Bronce Mexican Folklorico Dance Group.

As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Machtia to Northwest Folklife at https://www.nwfolklife.org/