¡Todo Folklore Cubano!, Photo courtesy of the artists

¡Todo Folklore Cubano!, Photo courtesy of the artists

33 performers and groups added to the Touring Arts Roster in 2012

4Culture’s Touring Arts Roster is pleased to welcome an exciting new pool of performing artists from diverse disciplines to the program. Now 170 groups strong, the Touring Arts Roster includes outstanding King County talent from the worlds of Dance, Music, Spoken Word and Theater. This 4Culture service maintains a pre-screened on-line performing artist directory easily accessible to presenters both large and small, local arts agencies, festivals, libraries, schools and event planners. There is no cost to the presenters who use the Roster, or to the artists who have been juried in.

Introducing the new additions to 4Culture’s Touring Arts Roster:

 Abráce (Vocal & Percussion Global Music); Alchymeia (Celtic and Eastern European folk Music); Arturo Rodriguez (Latin-infused Music); Awilda Verdejo (Dramatic/Spinto Soprano); Cheryse McLeod Lewis (Mezzo-Soprano); Cordaviva (Globally-influenced Music); Crumac (Traditional Irish Music); DE CAJóN Project (Afro-Peruvian Music & Dance); Debbie Cavitt (Jazz & Blues Vocalist); Dunava (Balkan a Capella Music); George Sadak (Middle Eastern with World Music flavor); Kibibi Monie (Theatrical Storytelling); MariAnna Trio  (Cabaret); Mariide (Folk and Maritime Music); Maritess Zurbano (Visual Magic & Theatre); Mary Margaret Moore (Dance & Theatre for the Very Young); Matt Baker (Comedy & Stunt show); Message From Guinea (West African Music); New Age Flamenco (Flamenco Fusion); PLAYWORKS (Theatre); Reginald Goings (Jazz vocalist); Reptet (Genre-blending Sextet); Ruzivo (High-Energy Zimbabwean Afropop); Sapience (Contemporary Dance); Savani World Jazz (Latin Jazz); SoulTrē Music (R&B Soul Vocal Trio); Suzanna and Friends (Middle Eastern Music & Dance); ¡Todo Folklore Cubano! (Cuban Folkloric Music & Dance); The Cabiri (Aerial dance); The Lonely Coast (Traditional World Folk Music); The Sound of the Northwest (Negro Spirituals); Twisted Elegance/ LV (Urban Dance Group); Valse Café Orchestra (Classic Social Dance Music); VamoLá (Brazilian Drum & Dance Music).

Artists interested in joining the roster may submit an “Intent to Audition” form directly from the touring arts roster website on the “For Artists” page.  A panel of experts selects roster members based on artistic excellence, professionalism, and engaging performance. Auditions typically take place in the summer.

Explore the current Touring Arts Roster: www.touringartsroster.com

Join the Touring Arts Roster Facebook Page to learn about local performances and events by roster artists: www.facebook.com/4CultureTouringArtsRoster