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Arts Gumbo 2013: Mexican Banda Band
Rainier Valley Cultural Center
Seattle, WA
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SEEDArts presents the final event of its 2013 Arts Gumbo Series, Brass Bands Around the World, on Saturday, November 9 featuring Banda La Mejor, big band brass-infused traditional music of Mexico. Comprised of musicians from the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Michoacan, Guanajuato & Zacatecas, Banda La Mejor includes popular Mexican rhythms like cumbia, corrido and bolero. Listen for the unique sounds of the tambora (a type of sousaphone) enforcing the bass note and rhythmic undertone.
Arts Gumbo takes place at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St. Seattle from 6-9 pm and will include a Banda Dance Workshop and a Mexican dinner.

At 7:30pm, Arts Gumbo will offer audiences a Mexican dinner prepared by Community Kitchens Northwest and local volunteers earlier that day. The free Mexican cooking workshop will be offered at 2pm at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S. Seattle, 98118. Participants will cook with a guest Mexican chef & Community Kitchens. To register contact Leika Suzumura at or call 206-214-8892.

Tickets for Arts Gumbo 2013 can be purchased for $15 general; $10 seniors and youth (13-18); $5 for children 5-12; (under 5 free) at the door or at Tickets include the performance, the dance workshop and a complete Mexican dinner.

In a new partnership with the Columbia Branch of The Seattle Public Library, Arts Gumbo is offering free Arts Gumbo Book Chats for each event. The book Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel will be available for checkout in October. Readers can attend a discussion about the book on Thursday, November 7th, at 6:30pm at the Columbia Branch Library, 4721 Rainier Ave. So.  To sign out the book which is available now, please call 206.386.1908 or visit the Columbia Branch Library.

Arts Gumbo is presented by SEEDArts in partnership with Community Kitchens NW and the Columbia Branch of The Seattle Public Library. For more information, call 206.760.4285 or visit Funding was provided by the Seattle Foundation, Washington State Arts Commission, 4 Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Tulalip Tribes and Horizons Foundation.
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Rainier Valley Cultural Center (View)
3515 S Alaska street
Seattle, WA 98118
United States

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Arts > Dance
Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Education > Workshops
Music > Global
Music > World
Other > Family-Friendly

Minimum Age: 0
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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