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Spotlight Series: One Vibe Media presents Madaraka

Pier 62 | Free
Thursday June 1, 2023, 5–7 pm
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Part of a USA Tour, Spotlight Madaraka features performances, live DJ, and the launch of a new album celebrating Africa and its diverse diaspora!

All ages welcome

The Madaraka Festival, sponsored by Amazon, Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, KEXP, and other organizations, exceeded expectations in 2022. Now, in 2023, the festival is uniquely curated to empower cultural diversity and inclusion across the African diaspora in Seattle and across the United States, with an aim of reaching more than 30 million people online. Join us on the festival tour and let’s celebrate community and culture together! #MadarakaFestival #Inclusion #Diversity #Community #Culture

Spotlight on the Waterfront engages audiences of all ages to experience music and visual performances along the new waterfront. Set on one of the city’s most scenic locations, Pier 62, this series provides audiences a chance to discover the region’s arts and culture.

This ‘pop-up’ program is a platform for local artists and cultural communities to introduce themselves, their songs, dance, and cultures, to a wide audience. These performances encourage a sense of spontaneity for neighbors, visitors and other community members along the downtown Seattle shoreline.

Hosted by Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Friends of Waterfront Seattle (“Friends”) is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle responsible for helping to fund, build, steward, and program the park — today and into the future. In deep collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutional partners, Friends’ mission is creating, caring for, and activating a renewed place on Seattle’s central shoreline to connect — to the water, to the mountains, to our city, and to one another.

In addition to raising $110M by 2024 to fund park construction, Friends will provide funding and manage the programming and operations of the future Waterfront Park through a joint-delivery partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Park construction has begun following the Viaduct’s removal and the first piece of the park — Pier 62 — is now open.

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