Peace Arch International Concerts on the Border
Peace Arch concert series celebrates traditional music from diverse cultures. Concerts feature music and dance from Thailand, Brazil, Texas and Eastern Europe.
The Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program invites the public to the annual International Concerts on the Border Series at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.- Canadian border in Whatcom County. The free one-hour concerts start at 2 p.m. each Sunday in August, beginning Aug. 4, at Peace Arch Historical State Park, 1900 A St., Blaine.
The series celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s rich tapestry of cultures and traditions with music and dance performances from communities around the world, including Thailand, Brazil, Texas/Mexico and Eastern Europe. The city of Blaine’s Tourism Advisory Council provided additional support for this year’s series.
Aug. 25: Radost Folk Ensemble and Dunava
Since 1976, Radost Folk Ensemble has presented the dance, music and song of Eastern Europe throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Radost repertoire includes the traditions of Croatia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Ukraine and Russia with authentic costumes and live music on traditional instruments. Joining the Ensemble is Dunava, a Seattle-based women’s vocal ensemble specializing in the a cappella folk music of Eastern Europe. Founded in 2005, the group is made up of singers from diverse musical backgrounds who share a passion for complex and beautiful harmonies. The choir’s repertoire includes songs from the Balkans as well as other Slavic countries and the Caucasus.
The concerts are free. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park: www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
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