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Currently, membership consists of more than 60 members and performs six to eight times a year.Colorama Festival - Grand Coulee North Dam Park - Held Annually on Mother's Day.Named to celebrate the West African Mansa (king of kings) of the Mali Empire, who rescued the Griot -- his people's storyteller and tribal historian -- Festival Sundiata is a powerful representation of diverse cultural traditions, kept vibrant and current through dynamic creative expression. Bassets march down the street (and their people, too). Hula hounds, Basset butterflies, jester dogs and more join the parade. And there you have it, folks, Woodinville's Basset Bash & Brigade. The rules say exhibitors may enter one item in each division.Music, visual art (including a children's exhibit depicting the Griot), hands-on children's activities and the UJAAMA cooperative marketplace with crafts and imported items, create a collective and comprehensive picture of the African and African-American journey. Examples of the divisions are finished or natural driftwood, carvings on driftwood and floral arrangements on driftwood.
Activities for the weekend include two Pro-West Rodeos, a parade down main street, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, a beer garden, and a prize button raffle drawing with grand prizes.Values are placed on Family, Fun, People, Learning, Entertainment, Safety, Financial Strength, Responsiveness, Cleanliness and Flexibility. Also featured will be musical presentations by local bands and organizations on two stages, one with full sound system and one for acoustical performances. The festival includes children's story telling, genealogy classes, folk dancing and an authentic Norwegian cafe.Also included are woodcarving, weaving and live entertainment.It was structured as an umbrella organization providing an avenue for community performing groups to be able to perform in a professional atmosphere with all the benefits afforded professional entertainers.After South Sound Classical Choirs founding in January 2003, it rapidly grew to 40 members during its first year.