Table Songs Festival
An evening of feasting and music
Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2019
6pm doors, 7pm feast, singing until midnight!
From the production team that brought you last year’s sold out Table Songs Festival, Slivovica Productions, Caravan World Rhythms, and Transformation Projects are proud to present:
* TABLE SONGS FESTIVAL *
Inspired by “Supra”, the Georgian tradition of gathering around a feast table and participating in folk songs, music, and dance, the Table Songs Festival showcased four cultures’ different ways of celebrating life.
Onefourfive (Seattle) – Georgian tradition
To headline the event and celebrate the inspiration for this event, we welcomed the Georgian polyphonic singing group “onefourfive”. They demonstrated Georgian folk dancing, truly one of the most spectacular dance traditions in the world:
Salash Tamburica (Vancouver) – Presenting tamburica string band music from the taverns of northern Serbia!
Princeton Porch Party (Princeton) – English tradition
Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat led an ensemble of singers and musicians from across the pacific northwest to showcase English sea shanties, pub songs, and other traditional genres.
Forrás Banda (Vancouver/Seattle) – Hungarian Tradition
Peasant folk music from Hungary and Transylvania played on violins, violas, double-bass and cimbalom. Guest dancers and singers joined Forrás Banda in traditional “Asztali Nóták” (table songs). http://www.ForrasBanda.com
Other features of the events:
-Georgian Feast catered by Vayat Ethno restaurant and Mediterranean Specialty Foods.
– Cash bar by Transformation Projects, with high quality wines and draft beer
– Sausages by JN&Z Deli
– Georgian singing and dancing workshops on Saturday afternoon, led by Onefourfive.