Our event at The Royal Room Nov 14th Afro-Rhythms and Sounds of Steel ft. Naomi Wachira, our band and a long list of local talent was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out! We had a blast!
Saturday, November 7, 2015
The arts are what save our sanity, yet so little funding is designated to giving citizens the opportunity to engage in arts practices. In 2013, Oriana Estrada and Michael Shantz came together to organize low cost, steel pan music lessons for the community. The classes are intended specifically for women and girls, in order to remedy the gender imbalance often encountered in musical communities.
The Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project has been offering these low cost classes for over 2 years and is dedicated to continuing to empower women and girls through music, dance and culture.
We need your help to not only keep this project going but to expand it's reach and potential.
The money raised by this campaign will go to further develop the program through scholarships for students who can not pay for classes, teaching fees, purchasing a vehicle which can transport instruments and students and maintaining the space and instruments used for the program.
A community rich in artistic opportunities is a healthy and robust community. Please consider donating and helping us continue this important work.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
We have an awesome show coming up next month at The Royal Room called Afro-rhythms and Sounds of Steel. The night will feature afro-folk singer Naomi Wachira and The Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project with special guest artists such as Adriana Giordono, Otieno Terry and more!
Monday, August 24, 2015
SWSPP has been super busy the month of August, we haven't posted in a while because we have been enjoying the summer and playing lots of music. We just played at The Seattle Caribbean Festival yesterday and had a blast! Here we are after the show in our new T-shirts which we are selling in all colors!
Monday, June 8, 2015
We recently performed at Folklife for the first time as an ensemble. We played the Mural Amphitheater and a smaller stage on the same day. The weather was perfect, the crowds were great and we all had a great time! Next we are getting ready for Festival Sundiata June 20th.