Plan to be in Seattle for the best weekend immersion in world music, drum and dance that you can imagine! The World Rhythm Festival is 3 days packed with an amazing range of world music traditions, including African, Middle-Eastern, Latin, Indian, Brazilian, North American, and more.
Gordy Ryan and the Drums of Passion Reunion Band tribute to Baba Olatunji playing at the 2008 World Rhythm Festival.
Click here for scenes from previous World Rhythm Festivals. Photos by Jerry Sitser
About Seattle World Percussion Society: SWPS was founded in 1994 to produce the annual World Rhythm Festival, and to generally promote education and participation in world music drumming and dancing activities for people of all ages and backgrounds.
SWPS is an all-volunteer community-based organization. The success of our activities and the extent of the services we can offer arise directly from the amount of participation offered by you and other drum and dance enthusiasts. See how you can help!