The Washington State Parks “Celebrating Cultures” series returns to Pearrygin Lake State Park on Saturday (Sept. 14) with performances by the local band HooDoo Marimba and the Radost Folk Ensemble.
The free event will be from 2-5 p.m. Visitors should enter the event through the east campground at the park. A Discover Pass is required for parking.
The 11 women of HooDoo Marimba play intricate, interlocking polyrhythmic melodies on marimbas of all sizes.
Radost Folk Ensemble has presented the dance, music and song of Eastern Europe throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1976. The Radost repertoire includes traditions of Croatia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Ukraine and Russia, with ornate costumes and live music on traditional instruments.
Celebrating Cultures is part of a broader series of events celebrating Washington’s diverse cultures presented by the Folk and Traditional Arts Program, with funding provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as support from the Washington State Parks Foundation. For information, call (360) 902-8635.