Music from Asia and Europe: Last Two Next 50 Concerts

One World Taiko, Courtesy of the artists
One World Taiko, Courtesy of the artists

In partnership with Seattle Center’s Next 50 Celebration, 4Culture’s Touring Arts Roster artists perform in “A World of Music,” a four concert series at Seattle Center Playhouse. Latin music was featured on September 21st and African music on the 28th. Please join us  Thursday, October 4th for  Music from Asia, and Friday, October 5th when European Music will be featured.

These concerts are “Pay-what-you-Can”, through TicketMaster or at the Playhouse box office. 


One World Taiko, Courtesy of the artists
One World Taiko, Courtesy of the artists


Thursday, October  4

Srvani Jade performs soulful music that originates from the deserts of Rajasthan to the foothills of the Himalayas, 15th century to contemporary, with an ensemble of harmonium and tabla drums and her beautiful, rich vocals.

One World Taiko is a contemporary Japanese drum ensemble, whose spirited drumming uniquely blends traditional Taiko and broader world music styles.

Te Fare O Tamatoa presents Tearama: this dynamic group will share authentic Tahitian culture through rhythmic drumming and dance, handmade costuming and a multi-generational ensemble of talented artists.


Alchymeia, Photo ©2011 Tiffany Meyer
Alchymeia, Photo ©2011 Tiffany Meyer


Friday, October 5

Crumac offers masterful performance on the rare Irish Uilleann (pronounced “illen”) pipes, mated with guitar and virtuoso Irish fiddling. As they weave magic from the traditional jigs, reels and hornpipes of Irish dance music , Crumac demonstrates why traditional Irish music has been enchanting listeners for centuries!

Alchymeia gathers folk song ingredients from various cultures and arranges them in new and engaging ways. This multi-faceted ensemble presents a unique offering of world music “mash-ups,” their diverse repertoire reflecting the broad backgrounds of the ensemble’s founding musicians.

Rouge performs the nostalgic popular music of France—think Edith Piaf to Pink Martini—while introducing more modern and original music for a vibrant, playfully staged show. The vocals, violin, accordion, guitar and acoustic bass of top international musicians create this evocative ensemble and its music.


4Culture provides the Touring Arts Roster to maintain a pre-screened Roster of performing artists easily accessible to presenters both large and small, local arts agencies, festivals, libraries, schools and event planners. With images, audio, performance descriptions and rates, presenters can narrow down their hunt for talent in minimum time. There is no cost to the users of the Roster, or to the artists who have been juried in. Check it out.