Welcome to Seattle Center
Celebrate the best of summer at Seattle Center Festál presents Music at the Mural: FREE Sunday concerts from 12noon – 2pm on August 15, 22, 29 and September 5 and 12. Music at the Mural is an amazing line-up of musicians, bands and DJs, taking you on a global musical journey good for chilling and dancing on the Mural Amphitheatre lawn.
Sunday, August 15 line-up:
La Cantina is an all-female musical trio formed in 2014, with the mission of spreading themes of awareness, strength and social justice through music to inspire action, spark dialogue, give voice to the unheard, and build relationships and community. They are multi-cultural, multilingual and empowered women of color musicians who search to advocate and to open others to Love-in-action, as well as to entertain for a larger social purpose, through their thought-provoking and contagious music. La Cantina speaks to immigration, social justice, domestic violence, LGBTQ rights, and women’s empowerment through music, with a name inspired from the definition of the place where people come together to celebrate and share joys and sorrow. La Cantina is Stephanie Hsu, Gema Aguilar, and Sandra Aguilar out of Yakima, Washington.
Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil!
Spicy Brazilian rhythms reverberate with this internationally-acclaimed Brazilian band: The Soul of Brazilian culture in high energy performance. Show Brazil! is well known throughout the Pacific Northwest from events such as Bumbershoot and BrasilFest, and has delighted audiences in the United States, Brazil and Canada for over 20 years. The ensemble features accomplished performers under musical and artistic direction from Eduardo Mendonça, a native of Salvador, Bahia. Mendonça traces his lineage to a royal African family bearing the hereditary title of Mamabeka ("prophet of the royal court"), as documented by the Instituto Geográfico e Histórico da Bahia. Eduardo had the honor to play for Pope John Paul II’s welcome to Brazil, former South Africa President Nelson Mandela (Seattle, WA in 1999), Brazilian President João Baptista Figueiredo (Brazil in 1979), the 14th Dalai Lama (Seattle, WA in 2008) and was also featured in a Paul Simon documentary video in 1991.
Yoelin Conner (DJ Garifuna) is a Seattle-based Garifuna community leader from Santa Rosa de Aguan, Honduras. He is a founding member of the Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle (MAS) and Garinagu Houngua, two organizations devoted to the empowerment of African descent communities through arts and education.