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International Concerts on the Border at Peace Arch State Park

World, A cappella, Special Event

The annual International Concerts on the Border Series takes place at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the U.S.- Canadian border. The free one-hour concerts start at 2 p.m. each Sunday in August. 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. August 4 - Chaopraya Thai Ensemble- Chaopraya Ensemble performs Thai classical and folk music and a wide range of dances with a focus on preserving Thai music and dance heritage for younger generations. Members play traditional Thai instruments including the ranaad ek (an intricately adorned wooden xylophone played with mallets), khlui (a flute-like wind instrument), chakhe (a three-string floor zither), khim (a hammered dulcimer), and saw duang (a two-string instrument played with a bow). August 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. En Canto shows are exuberant sonic journeys fueled primarily by twin accordions and tinged with the jazz backgrounds of several of the musicians. August 18 - Juan Barco Conjunto- Juan Manuel Barco is a legend of conjunto and Tejano music in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Barco taught himself to play the guitar at age 6 and later taught himself to play the bajo sexto and bass guitar. His music incorporates the many styles he heard as his farmworker family traveled from place to place. August 25 - Radost Folk Ensemble & Dunava - Radost Folk Ensemble presents the dance, music and song of Eastern Europe. The repertoire includes authentic costumes and live music on traditional instruments. Joining Radost, Dunava, a women's vocal ensemble specializes in a capella folk music of Eastern Europe.

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Peace Arch Park
• Sun 8/25/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM