2016 Cultural Crossroads Festival This Weekend

Come celebrate diversity at 2016 Cultural Crossroads all weekend at Crossroads in Bellevue, at Northeast 8th and 156th Avenue Northeast. The festival March 11-13 will highlight some of the areas best ethnic entertainment on two stages, and there will be an international bazaar and exhibits. There will be an interactive LEGO station, amazing food, a Folk Art coloring station for kids and the Dolls of the World display. This is the most popular event at Crossroads Bellevue every year. Learn more at here. Admission is free!

Here is the schedule:

Cultural-Crossroads-Festival-(7)Friday, March 11:

Market Music Stage:
5:30-6:30 – Quichua Mashis Music of the Andes
7:00-8:45 – Seine City Sextet Dance Music of Paris from the 1940’s & 50’s. 

Featuring cabaret music for dancing Swing, waltz, and Latin, Rumba and more. With East Coast Swing Dance lesson by Maria Kesovija 

Saturday, March 12:

Market Music Stage:
11:00-11:45 – Native Soul Music of the Quichua Culture
12:00-12:45 – Alchymeia Music of Eastern Europe
1:00-1:30 – “Singing in Seattle” Choir Popular Russian and American Classic Songs
1:45-2:30 – Bonnie Birch Trio with Fortissimo! – European Favorites with Operatic Complement
2:40-3:10 – Peter Ali Native American Flute & Stories
3:20-3:40 – Asia Pacific Language School – Children Perform Songs of China & Japan
3:50-4:30 – Dave and the Dalmatians – A capella Songs from Dalmatia, Italy & More
4:40-5:20 – Bulgarian Voices of Seattle Women’s Choir –Traditional Songs from Bulgaria
5:30-6:30 – Family Friendly Cultural Crossroads – Everyone can learn International Dance!
– “Music and Dance for Kids” with Nicholas Petrish (5:30) and Jenny Sapora (6:00)
7:00-8:45 – Bonaca – Music of Croatia and Beyond the Borders

Dance Stage:
11:00-11:30 – Halau Hōkunani with Kupuna Hookani Music & Hula from the Islands of Hawaii
11:45-12:15 – From Within Nucleus – Indian Classical, Semi-Classical and Creative Dance
12:30-1:15 – Melody Institute – Traditional, Ethnic, Folk & Modern Chinese Dance
1:30-2:00 – Zaphara’s Middle Eastern Dancers – Modern Egyptian Cabaret Bellydance
2:15-3:00 – Datina Folk Ensemble – Adult & Youth Ensembles Perform Folk Dances & Songs of Romania
3:00-3:30 – Indonesian Cultural Association – Traditional Dances of Indonesian Provinces
3:30-4:15 – Comerford School of Irish Dance – Traditional Irish Step Dance
4:15-5:00 – Urvasi Dance EnsembleClassical Odissi Dance from Orissa India
5:15-6:00 – Radost Folk Ensemble – Multi-generational Performance of Folklore from Eastern Europe

Sunday, March 13:

Market Music Stage:
11:00-11:45 – Quichua Mashis – Music of the Andes
12:00-12:45 – Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble Spiritual Mbira Music of the Shona People of Zimbabwe
1:00-1:45 – Folk Voice BandInternational Folk Songs & Dance Music
2:00-2:45 – Sangeet Moksha – Indian Classical Songs
3:00-3:45 – Balkanarama – Balkan Wedding Band Music in the “Roma” Style
4:00-4:45 – Juliana & PAVAAncient Russian Folk Songs
5:00-5:45 – Show Brazil! – Brazilian Popular Music, Bossa-Nova and Originals

Dance Stage:
12:00-12:30 – Shahrazad Dance Ensemble of Seattle – Folkloric Dances of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey
12:40-1:00 – The Little Lasyas – Indian Semi-Classical Dance
1:05-1:50 – Kisbetyárok Hungarian Family Dancers – Hungarian Village Dances for All Ages
2:00-2:30 – Karavans Dance Troupe – Folk and Tribal Dances from North Africa, Mid-East & Iran
2:45-3:25 – Enzian Schuhplattler – German Bavarian Schuhplattler & Folkdances
3:35-4:05 – Pacifica Institute – Dances from Regions of Turkey         
4:20-5:00 – Leela Kathak – North Indian Classical Kathak Dance
5:00-5:45 – Joyas Mestizas – Mexican Folkloric Dance

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