Methow Arts - Music & Arts Festival - 2017
FEATURING GANSANGO DANCE AND MUSIC, NAOMI WACHIRA, HOODOO MARIMBA, AERIAL ARTS WITH SARAH PROCHNAU, 3 PIE-EATING CONTESTS! BEER GARDEN, OVER A DOZEN HANDS-ON ART BOOTHS, LOCAL FOOD.
Held in the Twisp River Park and starting just after the Independence Day Parade through Twisp, the festival offers something for everyone. The core activities are over a dozen art booths offering a variety of arts experiences for all ages.
DANCE AND DRUMMING with Gansango Dance Company
Gansango Music & Dance presents traditional and contemporary dance and music from West Africa drawing on the stunning talent of multicultural dancers and musicians including historical and social dances from Benin, as well as modern arrangements of contemporary dance moves from across the West Africa region.. Live drums (djembé, djun-djun and paholé) and percussion (shaker and bell) accompany Gansango's modern dance arrangements based on traditional movement while colorful costumes provide cultural context for their dances.
Most Gansango artists originate from West African countries such as Benin, Togo and Ghana, and currently teach classes, workshops and residencies in the Seattle area. The team is thrilled to be here at the 30th Annual Methow Arts Festival to share the music and dance of West Africa with you this year! They invite you to clap, cheer and dance with them!
MUSIC WITH NAOMI WACHIRA
Experience the talents of Seattle singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira. Naomi was born in Kenya and grew up singing gospel music in a choir of family and friends. Inspired by the music of Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, Wachira saw the potential for song to make the world a better place and set out to create music that is poignant, hopeful and life-giving. Since her arrival on the Northwest music scene, she has received numerous accolades, including being named Best Folk Artist by Seattle Weekly, and has cultivated a growing base of enthusiastic fans. She has released three recordings to dateAfrican Girl (2012), Naomi Wachira (2014) and I am Because You Are (2015)and her fourth album Song of Lament is scheduled for release in June 2017.
Aerial Arts with Sarah Prochnau
3 Pie Eating Contests - sign up at entry.
FOOD AND DRINK
A fresh mix of tantalizing options from our local food vendors: La Fonda Lopez, Rocking Horse Bakery, FORK Food Truck, and Iced Blue Star Coffee will be available for purchase. Please remember to bring cash. We will also offer a beer garden to quench your thirst. Bring your ID. Cold brews, smooth wine and more.
DATE: Tuesday, July 4th, 11:30-3:30pm; LOCATION: Twisp River Park, Twisp, WA; TICKETS:$36/GROUP PASS! Advance purchase group passes (admits 4 of any age with 5 booth tickets), $12/Adults, $5/kids 5-15 years (includes five free booth tickets with entry), under 5 years free. Advance tickets: BrownPaperTickets.com and Methow Arts. CONTACT: Methow Arts, 509.997.4004, firstname.lastname@example.org
Twisp River Park (View)
300 N Lincoln, across from Wagner Memorial Pool
Twisp, WA 98856
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|