culture

music: the kora band

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The Kora Band combines traditional West African music with American jazz and has made the traditional 21-string kora, a harp from the West African Mandinka culture, the centerpiece of their sound. Featured Song: "Teriyaa"

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life on the ferries

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A collection of short anecodotes about peoples' experiences aboard Washington ferries. Film commissioned by Puget Sound Starts Here.

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the 493

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The AFM Seattle Negro Musicians Union local 493was the union that black musicians formed when they were denied membership in Local 76. Seattle bassist Evan Flory-Barnes narrates a brief history of "the 493."

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ReScene: greenwood

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Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood then and now.

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macklemore

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Macklemore talks about his life, growing up on Seattle's Capitol Hill and working his way into music. In this interview directed by photographer
Chase Jarvis, Macklemore speaks about music, rap, race and -- cats. Yes, he dressed up as a cat.

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canoe journey

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Tribes from all over Puget Sound and British Columbia take part in an annual canoe journey, paddling hundreds of miles to recreate the daily lives of their ancestors. It’s an arduous adventure that celebrates tradition and strengthens culture.

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ReScene: la cantina

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Visit the street corner in Seattle's South Park where the infamous La Cantina Tavern operated after Prohibition ended. If walls could talk…

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pike market ghosts

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Look beyond the tourists and fresh fish, and you've got one of the spookiest places in Seattle. We learn why on the Pike Place Market Ghost Tour.
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music: touché

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Seattle band Touché is influenced by Django Reinhardt and the French gypsy jazz that became every popular in pre-war Paris. Featured song: "Minor Swing" by Django Reinhardt.
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art seen: first thursday

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PIE visits First Thursday in Pioneer Square, the ever-evolving monthly staple for Seattle artists and art-lovers.
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