1:30 Skin Deep Belly Dance
By skill, grace and humor, you are sure to be charmed by Katrina's mesmerizing persona. She is notorious for her engaging "stage face" and she brings a light heartedness to the stage as well as the class room. She loves to bring people together while enjoying the art of belly dance. Having Katrina and Skin Deep Dance will be a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.
More info: http://SkinDeepDance.com http://TheBollywoodProject.com http://atsbellydance.com
2:30 Ala Carte
A La Carte is Beacon Hill’s newest singing sensation—a mixed male/female acapella singing group featuring songs from James Taylor to jazz classics, Cole Porter to Coldplay, Gershwin to Lady Gaga! Listen to favorites from the Roarin’ 20’s to American Idol sung by talented soloists, sultry back-up singers and beat-box percussion. Guaranteed to get you hoppin’!
3:00 Roberto Maestas Festival Street dedication
Seattle Fandango Project
Mariachi Seattle Azteca
Back in January, SDOT staff attended the North Beacon Hill Council meeting to talk about a proposal to rename Lander Festival Street to Roberto Maestas Festival Street. The NBHC approved the change and asked for SDOT to make it a formal, permanent change, rather than an “honorary” naming, as originally proposed. On April 25th, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the naming of S Lander Street between 16th Ave S and 17th Ave S to S Roberto Maestas Festival Street. This is a special way for the city and his “beloved community” to pay tribute to Mr. Maestas, one of the founders of El Centro de la Raza, who was instrumental in the race and social movement in the Seattle area and beyond.
The unveiling of the newly named street is scheduled for August 28th during the Beacon Rocks! Celebration taking place from 1 – 5 p.m. El Centro de la Raza is working with local Seattle artists to add Latino flavor to the festivities. The Mariachi Seattle Azteca and Seattle Fandango Project will be performing.
The Beaconettes are an acapella singing group of local women friends, mostly from the Beacon Hill neighborhood. What started in 2008 as a get-together to sing Christmas carols in someone’s front room, has morphed into public performances in all sorts of venues. We typically perform well-known tunes in four-part harmony, with witty, and politically left-leaning lyrics. The Beaconettes recently were invited to hold a workshop on acapella singing at Folklife and taught a group of over a hundred a new version of “California Dreamin’”, lamenting the travails of middle age. Last Christmas the Beaconettes participated in Seattle’s Figgy Pudding Caroling Contest, competing against over 40 other groups in this annual benefit event. With thousands of people in attendance, we had a royal time singing in our light-up beehive wigs. Amazingly, we were selected to sing on the main stage at Westlake Center and then, after a “sing-off” we won the award for “Most Creative.” After a second sing-off we then won the “People’s Choice” award. We are honored to sing in the first season of Beacon Rocks performances!
More info: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=308653635260&ref=ts
4:00 Splinter Dance
Splinter extends thought-provoking dance to a broad range of audiences - making dance accessible to the public using site-specific work, as well as maintaining artistically current theatrical works. Splinter's repertoire ranges in styles from hip-hop and breakdance, to lyrical, salsa, contemporary and jazz.
More info: http://www.splinterdance.org
5:00 Unite One & TraQEssentials
Unite-One is a Seattle based band seeking to inspire social change through the communication of conscious music. With the support of international roots label Culture Yard Records, Unite-One has performed throughout the greater Seattle area over the last year-and-a-half. With a foundation in Funk, Reggae, Blues, and improvisational Jam dynamics, Unite-One has rocked performances ranging from 100% Solar Powered outdoor concerts to headlining sets @ Seattle's own Nectar Lounge. This band stands for sustainability, innovation, Peace, and a love of pure harmony; keep a lookout for their 20 track debut album "Natural Wealth"
The collective sound of Traq and The Essence makes for Hip Hop in its truest form. First apart, from their sounds and vibes – now together to make the perfect chemical balance of art through visuals and sound. Traq and The Essence are together for the first time as adynamic duo to sweep the World off its feet. And that they did, recently when they performed for the first time together in Seattle. At the show people of all walks of life were able to witness the sounds and come together for beautiful music. No one really knew what they were in for when they went to Waids on December 10th 2009, Traq and Essence didn’t know how the show would turn out either having never collaborated together, but they had the lyrics to go like A Tribe Called Quest. The perfect ensemble of Electric Relaxation from Traq and The Essence made for a peaceful yet powerful event that sent shockwaves through the ear holes of music listeners and enthusiasts.
More info: http://www.reverbnation.com/uniteone http://www.facebook.com/UniteOneBand http://www.reverbnation.com/TQEs http://www.traqaddicc.com