About Us / Quiénes Somos

The seed for fandango was planted in Seattle by Chicano and Mexican fandangueras/os who moved to the city as early as 2003. About a year later, Martha Gonzalez and Quetzal Flores organized the first fandango workshop and in the following years, continued to perform and give workshops in the city. In 2008, Quetzal and Martha relocated to Seattle and connected with the few fandangueras/os in the city. Through small informal gatherings, this group shared their experience and knowledge of the fandango tradition and explored ideas to get more people involved. With a supportive community of artists, activist, and educators, the Seattle Fandango Project (SFP) coalesced in the late summer of 2009 with the purpose of building a fandango community in Seattle and connect it to the larger movement in other parts of the United States and in Mexico. SFP has supported and has been supported by the Latina/o community, local artists and musical groups, and by organizations such as Casa Latina, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, El Centro de la Raza, Union Cultural Center, Raices Culturales, the Ethnic Cultural Center, the University of Washington, Hidmo, many first and secondary schools, and many more. 

SFP continues to use the fandango as a space to build and transform community, develop future leaders, and support the network of social activism in Seattle.

If you have questions, please send an email to: seattle-fandango-project@googlegroups.com

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