Unbroken Circle: Youth Residency Project is presented in collaboration with our partners at Northwest Folklife
The Unbroken Circle program empowers youth to transmit their personal, local, and cultural history through the art of roots music. Facilitated by Joe Seamons & Tina Dietz, students study with a range of musicians, artists, and activists to develop a program of music and art that reflects the diversity and history of Seattle’s Rainier Valley. Students delve into the heritage of their community, culture, and country while utilizing creative expression to explore their own identities. This program is designed for young musicians with basic musical knowledge looking to express themselves as songwriters or performers through singing or acoustic instruments.
In October of 2019, our program gained a new host and partner, Northwest Tap Connection! All Monday evening music classes will take place at the newly renovated studio located in Seattle at 8732 Rainier Avenue South.
Unbroken Circle will culminate with presentations at multiple events, including the 49th annual Northwest Folklife Festival, May 22-25, 2020.
Events will take place 6:30pm - 8:30pm on the following dates:
October 28 - Open House introductory session with Julie-C.
November 11 - Youtube channel development, learn new songs!
November 14 - Option to perform at Fremont Abbey with Ben & Joe!
November 18 - Pianist Paul Richardson teaches music theory skills & concepts.
November 25 - Vocalist Lady A presents!
November 29 - Students perform at the Armory in the Seattle Center. 2pm - 3pm.
December 9 - Ocheami presents West African drumming styles!
December 16 - Tradition Bearer TBD
Classes will resume in February of 2020, and continue through May 2020, dates TBA.