Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 29th, (Friday) 6pm Devil’s Dance Parade in White Cente

May 29th, (Friday) 6pm

Devil’s Dance Parade in White Center

followed by concert at Café Rozella


9434 Delridge Way SW

Seattle, WA 98106 (206) 763-5805

The Parade Route for the Devil’s Dance has been announced: The Parade starts at El Paisano, on the corner of 15th Ave. SW and Roxbury, proceeds to La Fondita at SW 98th St., and then to Full Tilt Ice Cream at 9629 16th Avenue SW then to the Triangle at Roxbury/16th Ave. SW/Delridge and then from there to Cafe Rozella for a Muscial Performance.

Afro-Peruvian Dance and Music: El Son De Los Diablos
NPR States, “Afro-Peruvian music has complex, sensual rhythms. Its instrumentation is spare, originally just nylon-string guitar, bass and a wooden box called cajon. When it started getting outside attention in the mid-’90s, it felt new. The music’s lean architecture and introspective mood differentiated it from the likes of salsa and merengue.”
“The people of the so-called Black Pacific were so far removed from their African origins that the creators of Afro-Peruvian music couldn’t rely much on cultural memory. So they created instruments, rhythms and a compelling musical aesthetic that was largely a product of their imaginations. The pride of Afro-Peruvian music is the lando, an elegant dance with intertwined rhythms and a seductive undertow.”
El Son De Los Diablos will feature the musicians behind Grammy Award Winner Susana Baca. Truly a unique experience of a hot new trend in Latin American Music.
Admission is FREE

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Seattle Arts & Lectures is bringing Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz

Seattle Arts & Lectures is bringing Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz (author of the amazing The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) to speak on February 24 at Benaroya Hall.
Junot Díaz
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
“When I enter that higher-order space that’s required to write, I’m a better human. For whatever my writing is, wherever it’s ranked, it definitely is the one place that I get to be beautiful.” This is Junot Díaz, winner of a Eugene McDermott Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Lila Acheson Wallace Readers Digest Award, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He came out of the gate early and emphatically with Drown, a collection of largely autobiographical short stories published to critical acclaim in 1996 when Diaz was twenty-eight. Eleven years later, his first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.

His experience as a Dominican-American has informed his work as a fiction writer and immigrant advocate. He teaches creative writing at MIT.
Díaz will speak about the themes of immigration, displacement and alienation in his work.

Junot Díaz appears at the Taper Auditorium at Benaroya Hall at 7:30 PM on February 24.

Patron: $50 (Includes Patron reception with Junot Díaz and front-of-the-house seating), Main Floor: $30, Balcony: $25, Student/Under 25: $10
Groups of 5 or more receive a 15% discount.
To order tickets, visit
or call 206.621.2230