Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cost: Free
Discover Pass required to park vehicle Location:
Peace Arch State Park 19 A Street Blaine, WA Contact:
Makaela Kroin email@example.com (360) 902-8635 Event Categories:
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. 11: En Canto
A multi-ethnic female-led sextet, En Canto is Seattle’s only Forró band. Forró music has origins in the agricultural traditions of Northeastern Brazil and is a combination of multiple Brazilian rhythms including baião, xote and arrasta-pé. Forró refers to both the musical genre and the accompanying partner dance party events where the music is heard. En Canto shows are exuberant sonic journeys fueled primarily by twin accordions and tinged with the jazz backgrounds of several of the musicians.
The concerts are free. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park: www.discoverpass.wa.gov.