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JHP Legacy Presents Cultural Heritage 2019


July 13, 2019



Open Market:  5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Show time: 7:00 pm


Shorewood High School in Shoreline

17300 Freemont Ave North

Shoreline, WA 98133

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Get  your tickets at the venue on July 13th 2019 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

JHP Presents Cultural Heritage- Multicultural Festival 2019


  • JHP Legacy

  • The City of Shoreline

  • Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council

  • 4Culture

  • Shoreline Public Schools

The Cultural Education and Community Development project (MULTI-CULTURAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL) is by its nature, a Community-based and Community-driven project, which seeks to involve people from all segments of the community to make the project a success. 

The increase in diversity calls for a growing need to find ways to make sure all communities have opportunities to connect and better understand each other, hence THE Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival.

JHP collaborates with the community and other organizations to develop, organize and implement performance-based programs that educate and unite the individuals in the community through cultural understanding and exchange of ideas.

Cultural Heritage 2018 will see on stage live performance by different countries, different cultures and diverse groups, storytelling, rhythms, movements, and songs, with an engagement of the attendees where they get to learn about the connections between rhythms, life, and humanity.

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Cultural Heritage 2016

JHP Summary of Annual Program Activities

Traditional African Dance Workshop: Dates: January, May  August and December

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The traditional dance workshop is focused on pure African traditional dances with indigenous movements, such as ‘Fontomfrom’ from Ghana, which is typically performed only for royalty, and ‘Gota’ from Nigeria, a celebration of rich life. We focus on gestural movements of traditional African dances. We do this in partnership with Drummer Yaw Amponsah, Muhammed Siliga (Senegal) and DC Productions (Gambia).

Folk Music & Spoken Words Workshop: 2 times in a year

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 Folk music and spoken words focuses on the folk music genre originated in Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria and Kenya. Participants learn original folk songs like ‘Akonodey”, Adaawe, Simpa, Agbaja, Gome. These songs accompany drumming performances.

By the Fire Side Drum & Dance Workshop: February & September

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 ‘By the Fire Side’ is a name derived from our ancient way of telling stories to community members when there was no light but rather the brightness of the moon and stars during the night. We share stories of “Ananse” and traditional dance called “Adowa” (antelope) which tells how the spider and many other forest animals came to be. This is done in collaboration with Okropong, a Ghanaian dance and music group from Portland.

Traditional Drumming Workshop: Monthly

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With various rhythms around the world, JHP’s African drumming workshops teach complex and symbolic drum notations and tones coupled with different rhythms. The beauty about this is the uniqueness in how a drum dictates the movement of a dancer, as compared to counting steps of a dancer. This is to signify the essence of being rhythmic in various aspects of one’s cultural life. We don’t have a permanent place for this activity so we usually rent studios and drums for the attendees, as well as the performers.

Cultural Heritage Festival: Every second week of July

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For the last two years, JHP has organized a cultural, recreational, and educational event in July to celebrate diverse cultures for undeserved communities. In 2016, over 450 residents and visitors from the city of Shoreline, King County, and throughout Puget Sound enjoyed a variety of cultural performances.  Traditional drumming and dances were performed by 6 groups, including 50+ community volunteers, and is on the way towards being the most celebrated cultural event in Shoreline. Performers included local talent from the city of Shoreline, UW African Dance troupe, and accomplished master percussionists Yaw Amponsah, from Ghana, and Thione Diop, from Senegal.

Traditional Dance & Drum Night on the Park: June & December

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This event is aimed at promoting diversity and valuing each other’s’ culture and traditions. JHP invites members from different cultures within the community to provide various mini performances to enjoy and celebrate all cultures. It is an opportunity for community members to collaborate and get educated on different cultures around the world.

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