It’s almost time to celebrate the music, dance, and culture of Africa! This May, Seattle will see the return of Spirit of Africa, which is free to attend.

As part of the Seattle Center Festál series, Spirit of Africa will take place on May 11th at the Armory Food & Event Hall.

This year, you can expect live performances, tech showcases, cultural workshops, along with interactive exhibits.

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“The festival bring high quality musicians, dancers, and other artists to the festival to showcase the richness, diversity, and joyfulness of African music and dance. Yet, it also strives to educate the community about African culture and the importance of music and dance both today and throughout history,” states the event page.

They add that their “mission is to bring people together in peace, love, and unity.”

The festival says that it also brings out-of-town artists to perform individually and also together with local African artists.

“It showcase the amazing talents of both out-of-town artists and the excellent talent in the Seattle area. Together, this group represents the music, dance and culture from many different African countries.”

Spirit of Africa

When: Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Where: Seattle Center Armory
Cost: Free