Culture & Heritage

Wednesday, 4/9/14 Speaker Series: The Lives of Honeybees                                   with Lauren Montgomery

7:30-9:00 PM at the Duvall Visitor Center           speak post rgb  15619 Main St NE, Duvall, WA  –  No charge

Lauren Montgomery, a backyard beekeeper and gardener, will be speaking about backyard beekeeping and what is going on in the bee world in the Puget Sound area. She will also talk about the natural history of bees and how to help prevent colony collapse.

Lauren has been a guest speaker at the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association and is co-founder of the Urban Bee Project Seattle, which promotes natural methods for vibrant and healthy habitat for bees and people.

Learn more at www.urbanbeeprojectseattle.com 

 

Wednesday, 3/12/14 Speaker Series Concert with Quichua Mashis,           nwhrc_QuichuaMashis_11x17.indd                              Traditional Music of the Andes                                                                7:30pm at Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main St NE, Duvall                 Suggested donation $5.00

The musicians of Quichua Mashis ( pronounced “keychewah mashees”) are Quichua Indians from the Andean mountains of northern Ecuador. The lively and enchanting music they share has been passed down through the generations, and reflects their spiritual journeys through history.  Quichua Mashis will play traditional and contemporary instruments including zamponas (panpipe flutes), quenas (endblown flutes), the bombo (drum), and chakchas (rattle).  The charango resembles a guitar but is much smaller, only 24 inches long, and has 10 strings.  The traditional instruments are accompanied by the guitar, bandolin and violin. Quichua Mashis have performed throughout Europe, South America, Japan, Canada and the United States. More about them at www.incasite.com .

All ages are welcome. Suggested donation of $5.00. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWA (formerly the Washington State Arts Commission), 4Culture, and Northwest Heritage Resources.  For more information call 206-306-1181 or 425-939-8069, or email: info@northwestheritageresources.org

 

2/12/14 Speaker Series Concert with Foday Musa Suso                                       7:30pm at Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main St NE, Duvall

World renown West African kora player Foday Musa Suso comes from a traditional Foday MSMandinka griot family from Gambia.  His main instrument is the kora, a traditional West African twenty-one string harp-lute.  In the Mandinka tradition, the kora player is also a skilled singer, oral historian, geneologist and storyteller. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear a master West African musician!

Suggested donation of $5.00. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWA (formerly the Washington State Arts Commission), 4Culture, and Northwest Heritage Resources.  For more information call 206-306-1181 or 425-939-8069, or email: info@northwestheritageresources.org

 

The DCC works in partnership with several local organizations to promote Duvall’s heritage, culture, and civic identity. We work with the Duvall Historical Society on the annual Heritage Festival at the historical Dougherty Farmstead. We provide support to Duvall Poetry for their monthly poetry readings and occasional writing workshops. We also provide support to our local Cascade Community Theatre in the form of scholarships for their youth programs, as well as support for their ongoing productions.