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24th Annual World Rhythm Festival

April 28 - 30, 2017

A World of Musical Performances and Drum & Dance Workshops

FRIDAY IS FAMILY DAY! Peformances and Workshops on the Armory Main Floor

FRIDAY NIGHT Opening Showcase Performances Featuring our Artists

SATURDAY and SUNDAY All Day Workshops and Performances


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Free Admission!

Get the full World Rhythm Festival experience:  Volunteer!

The festival doesn’t happen without YOUR essential contributions! Be part of the participant-driven magic that makes the Rhythm Festival so special!  We need your cheerful help at the information table, behind the scenes with artists, and to help the production team on an as-needed basis.  Learn more about volunteer opportunities here

Sarah Lee dance workshop

Sarah Lee Parker leads her West African dance workshop at the World Rhythm Festival

About Seattle World Percussion Society:
SWPS was founded in 1994 to produce the annual World Rhythm Festival, and to generally promote education and participation in world music drumming and dancing activities for people of all ages and backgrounds.

SWPS is an all-volunteer community-based organization. The success of our activities and the extent of the services we can offer arise directly from the amount of participation offered by you and other drum and dance enthusiasts. See how you can help!

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The World Rhythm Festival is presented by:
World Rhythm Festival Art by Don Baker
Building Community Through Rhythm

Festival Art by Don Baker
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