VIDEO: First of two West Seattle Junction world-music concerts this week

Happening at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon) until 10 pm, it’s the first part of a two-part world-music festival in The Junction. Yogi and The Yoginis (pic above, video below) are onstage until 7:30 pm, followed at 8 by The Pazific Band.

The event is “Sounds from Around the World Festál,” produced by Janean Wyvold of Urgent Africa, one of several special events planned in The Junction thanks to city neighborhood-recovery grant funding. Tonight’s show is a prelude to an all-day festival Saturday (June 3rd) at Junction Plaza Park (42nd/Alaska), which will feature four bands, 11 am-7 pm. Both events are free of charge and all ages.

1 Reply to "VIDEO: First of two West Seattle Junction world-music concerts this week"

  • Janean Wjvold VP Urgent Africa June 1, 2023 (2:08 pm)

    (1) Boka Kouyate and The
    Djeliyah Band (Orchestrated by the multi-talented Djely Aboubacar “Boka”
    Kouyaté from Guinea, West Africa.  Boka
    connects rich traditional music to Global music; a harmonic fusion between the
    traditional Griot music, the afro beat and the modern Guinea music. Performance
    includes music, drum and dance.)

    (2) Deseo Carmin (Sultry
    fusion of Latin, Jazz-Funk & passionate Flamenco. Stella is a professional
    dancer, singer/songwriter, guitarist and percussionist.)

    (3) Comfort Food (named
    ‘best alternative jazz band in 2019’ by Earshot Jazz. They play jazz, African
    rhythms and soul with lots of percussion, improvisation, blues, and traditional
    dance music and often host International guests.)

    (4) The Lion of Judah
    Band (consists of a group of singers and players from the Virgin Islands,
    Ethiopia, Hawaii, and the local Puget Sound region. Their music consists of a
    blend of classic ska, dance hall, roots reggae, and calypso fused in a uniquely
    modern style.)

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